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Jessica Lee Rafferty

Estate planning Attorney at Latrobe, PA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

Jessica Rafferty focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and elder law. For each client, her goal is to create a comprehensive strategy that addresses their unique needs when it comes to planning for the future.

Jessica has more than a decade of experience representing clients across a broad range of practice areas. She has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor given to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Pennsylvania. She has earned the distinction of being admitted into the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Beyond these legal accomplishments, Jessica is known for her compassion and drive, qualities that make her an exceptional advocate for her clients.

She was born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Greater Latrobe Senior High School, she went on to earn her B.S. in Business Administration (magna cum laude) from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. In 2009, she graduated from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia.

Jessica has always found great joy in volunteering. Prior to law school, she served as a youth development volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Honduras. Currently, she serves as Vice President of the board of Animal Friends of Westmoreland County. Jessica also volunteers with Animal Friends. She is on the board for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Westmoreland County, and is a member of the Latrobe Youth Commission, which is designed to prevent first-time juvenile offenders from getting an official court record by providing them with community supervision.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, and playing the piano. She has completed 10 marathons, the most recent being the 2018 Boston Marathon!


Rafferty Legal, PLLC
1600 Lincoln Avenue
Latrobe, PA, 15650


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Posted by Roxxane | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jessica was exceptional she handeled everything and followed up on new thing that came about . She never left me and my wife in the dark on anything. Would hire her again definitely.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Quatrini Rafferty
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Quatrini Rafferty
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Youth Development Volunteer
  • United States Peace Corps
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Bucknell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • American University
  • Washington Semester Program
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Penn National v. Karen Thompson Highlands, Administrator of the Estate of Lauren E. Thompson, deceased
  • The trial court judge found in favor of my clients and against the insurance company.
  • Connors v. Walton
  • Verdict in favor of my client.
  • Mock v. Nelson
  • verdict in favor of my client


  • Animal Friends of Westmoreland County
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • CASA of Westmoreland County
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Youth Commission - Unity Township
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • YWCA of Westmoreland County
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • YWCA of Westmoreland County
  • Second Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • YWCA of Westmoreland County
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Bucknell University
  • 2003
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Bucknell University
  • 2000
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  • GOAL Magazine
  • I'm Not The Kind Of Person Who Sues
  • 2018
  • The Sidebar
  • My First Bench Bar
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Untangling UM/UIM Auto Coverage
  • UM/UIM Auto Insurance
  • 2017
  • Ligonier Career Day
  • A Career as an Attorney
  • 2015
  • Law Day
  • What's it like to be a lawyer?
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica fights hard for her clients and her commitment to service and the integrity of the legal profession is truly a cut above."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I very highly endorse this lawyer. Jessica is a rising star whose dedication, intergrity and intelligence serves her clients to the highest level. I have, and will continue to refer personal injury cases to her."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is a smart, vibrant litigator who has handled many of my clients family law and personal injury issues with great results."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is a highly skilled attorney, and it brings me comfort that I have such a reliable colleague in Pennsylvania in case my clients were to need legal assistance there."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Jessica because she is a hard working attorney. She takes the time to fully discuss with her clients their personal injury case. Jessica is fully capable of handling your personal injury litigation case."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Family member
"Jessica Rafferty is a passionate advocate for her clients. In addition to her excellent legal research and writing skills, she is compassionate and understanding with her clients. She is very careful to keep the lines of communication open with her clients and is always willing to help clients as they work through the recovery process. She works hard to get her clients the best results possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is an intelligent and diligent lawyer. She is highly respected in her community by her clients and colleagues alike. I highly recommend her."
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