Jessica takes a hands-on approach, equipping her clients with sound advice to prevent labor and employment disputes on the front-end, and providing effective advocacy in the event of litigation, arbitration or workplace investigations. As a hybrid, Jessica’s practice spans both labor and employment, giving Jessica insight into how the two fields inform each other. This perspective has served her clients in a wide variety of industries, from small local companies to national entities with operations in Oregon.
Jessica has represented public and private employers in all stages of employment litigation, including advice and compliance, administrative complaints, and trial as well as appeal. As a former BOLI investigator, she understands the administrative process and can effectively maneuver through it. Her labor practice encompasses the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, contract administration, arbitration, and representation before state and federal agencies. Jessica also works closely with employers to ensure compliance with changes in the law, including drafting and revising their employee handbooks and providing customized trainings. Jessica’s clients value her solution-oriented approach to achieving their unique business goals.
An Oregon native, Jessica attended law school at Willamette Law and has worked for the Oregon Department of Justice, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Oregon School Boards Association, and well as prominent Portland firms. Jessica is a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel New Lawyers Vice-Chair, and has mentored numerous law students.