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About Me

I represent school boards and their employees in all areas of the law, including employment, governmental immunity, discrimination and civil rights, bullying, public records and sunshine law, and school construction matters.


I have experience litigating in Ohio's county courts as well as Ohio Courts of Appeals and Federal Court.  I havewon jury trials on behalf of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in state and federal court and have won many defense cases prior to trial.


I am a member of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys and enjoy presenting on relevant school law topics to Ohio's school organizations and their members, including the Ohio School Boards Assocation, the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA), and others.




Practice Areas


  1. Education: 50%
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Commercial: 10%



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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Maribeth Meluch

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jessica is committed to solving her client's problems efficiently and professionally in a very competent and impressive manner. She embraces challenges of the law no matter how complicated with a great depth of knowledge and never ending enthusiasm.


    Maribeth Meluch Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Shamus Brendan Cassidy

    Jessica is both a wonderful person and advocate. She is honest, straightforward, and results oriented.


    Shamus Cassidy Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Scott, Scriven & Wahoff LLP

250 East Broad Street.
Suite 900
Columbus, OH, 43215



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2012 Ohio Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
CALI Award of Excellence in Trial PracticeThe Ohio State University Moritz College of Law2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkMazanec, Raskin & Ryder2002 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Columbus Bar AssociationNew Member Advisory Committee2008 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationNew Lawyers Advisory Committee2008 - Present
Ohio Council of School Board AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationBarrister Leader Program2007 - 2008
Publication NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteManaging Student Records Without Violating Student Rights2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Ohio State University Moritz College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2003
Miami University of OhioBusinessN/A2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
OSBA SeminarSchool Personnel Records Management2012
Ohio University Leadership ProjectCurrent Legislation and Legal Update for School Superintendents2012
Continuing Legal Education SeminarManaging Student Records Without Violating Student Rights2012
Capital Conference - Ohio School Boards AssociationBullying and Dating Violence Issues in the School Setting2010
OESCA Annual ConferenceOhio Public Records Act2009