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Jessica Leigh Zarrella

Family Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    DWI’s/DUI's, MVA Hearings, Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Defense, Juvenile Criminal Defense, Violations of Probation, Sentencing Modifications, Peace and Protective Orders, Domestic Violence.

  2. Family
    50%
    Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Custody and Support Modifications, Peace and Protective Orders.

I am an experienced litigator with over 15 years of trial practice experience. I know that when most people step into a court room they feel like they are in another world where they are fighting for their life. Whether it is your liberty, family, reputation, children or your assets at stake, I can guarantee you that you will be 100% prepared for that fight while I’m at your side. I look forward to being able to assist you with all of your criminal defense and family law needs. Please contact me any time. 

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Location

The Law Office of Jessica L. Zarrella, LLC
110 North Washington Street
Suite 300-25
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jacqueline | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever!!
Extraordinary lawyer. Mrs. Zarrella was the best lawyer my family has had the pleasure of working with. She is very personable, caring and empathetic. I am eternally grateful for her service and would highly recommend Ms. Jessica Zarrella to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Mike | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience ever!
Amazing lawyer. Mrs. Zarrella was the best lawyer that I ever had the pleasure of working with. She made the process of a custody battle easier through constant communication and explanations of each step of the process. Fought hard for what I asked her to do. Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone and would hire her again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You are in good hand
Ms. Zarrella is the attorney I used and I highly recommend her in matters of divorce. She is extremely helpful, responsive and takes good care of my case. She helped me walk out the quagmire that my calculating ex set. Ms. Zarrella is a "lie-detector" that use logic reasoning to uncover the truth and she is eloquent in court. She analysed my case to extreme details and chose the way that's best to my children for years to come. She also shared her life experiences with me in terms of child care. When dust settles, I know I am in good hand. Had it been treated differently, my children's life and mine would have been a totally different situation. In addition, Ms. Zarrella is highly ethical in her use of my time and money. Ms. Zarrella is the best.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2019
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Jessica & I worked on a matter together. She goes above & beyond to defend her clients. She runs out all grounds balls, interviews any possible witnesses, argues motions tenaciously, & commands an impressive knowledge of case law and criminal procedure. Anyone charged with a crime in MD would be lucky to have her as a defense attorney. She would be my choice hands down!
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
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Family lawyer
Jessica helped me thru a messy divorce that included false abuse allegations against me.
Posted by Joseph | January 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Mrs. Zarrella represented our family before the district court. We could not have found a better lawyer. I would give her six stars if that were possible. Her legal knowledge, communications, compassion and interpersonal skills are exceptional. She is a seasoned negotiator and represented our family with vigor and determination. She is simply the best!
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Posted by Cameron | August 30, 2018
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Great Attorney
Jessica was my attorney for a criminal traffic offense. She got the case dismissed. She's a miracle worker, everyone at the courthouse knew her. She is very well respected and knows her stuff. She knew exactly what to say and do to get my out of it. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by Arturo | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Magnificent
Me and my kids are extremely swelled with the result of our/my case, she took her time to know her clients problems and their life before what ever happened and I think she would be an excellent attorney to anyone looking for one. I think she is the best attorney I have had the pleasure to work with in family cases.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended. She really fights for you!
Ms. Zarrella is on point. She took the time to listen and understand my situation. She was straightforward but compassionate, and her advice steered me and my children through a scary legal process. I couldn’t believe how dedicated to my case she was. Like she didn’t rest until I got everything I needed to feel safe and move on with my life! I’m so grateful - if they were all like her, lawyer jokes wouldn’t be insults, they’d be compliments.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Smart and Well-Prepared
Jessica is a strong, intelligent and well-prepared attorney. As a trial attorney, she is dynamic in the courtroom and conveys her arguments clearly and concisely. She is focused on reasonable and practical solutions for her clients, but is fearless about trying cases, if necessary.
Posted by Debra | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I made during my divorce
When my husband of 11 years asked me for a divorce I was blindsided. We share 3 children & he wanted them to relocate with him to another county hours away. My kids are my life so I am so lucky & grateful to have found Ms. Zarrella. She fought tenaciously for me in & out of the courtroom. She was extremely knowledgeable of the law(s) and always available when I contacted her. In the end I was awarded sole physical custody of my children & I know I couldn't have done it without her. In closing, I hope you never need a divorce lawyer but If you do call Jessica Zarrella. She aggressively fought for me & my family & I'm sure she would do the same for you!
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Posted by James | January 26, 2018
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Fantastic Attorney
Jessica handled my divorce. She was a excellent attorney. She was direct, responsive, well prepared and fantastic in court. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce.
Posted by Sarah | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Attorney
I was recommended to Ms. Zarrella from a former colleague at the States Attorney’s Office. I am so pleased with her representation. She has a no nonsense approach to the law, is determined and fierce. I am happy I hired her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • The McKeon Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney
  • 2007 - 2017

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v Katrina Ben
  • Guilty

Associations

  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Montgomery American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney Grievance Commission, State of Maryland, Peer Review Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Bar Leader
  • 2011 - Present
  • Animal Review Official, City of Rockville
  • Animal Review Official
  • 2009 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Legal Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Management Fellow
  • The Presidential Management Fellowship
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgetown University Law School
  • Public Service and Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Jessica
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jessica. She is Of Counsel to my firm and I can always count on her being prepared, organized, and a zealous advocate for clients I trust in her hands. I like working with her because I can always count on her doing what she says she will do. Every client that we have worked together on is very happy and satisfied with her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Jessica Zarrella to be a tireless advocate who obtains amazing results for her criminal and family law clients alike. She is well known throughout Montgomery County and Maryland and uses every experience as a litigator and certified mediator to get the very best results for her clients. Her past as a prosecutor gives her the advantage of knowing the system and its weaknesses inside and out. But most importantly, because she truly cares about her clients, it shows - in her meticulous attention to detail, relentless trial preparation and her reputation of success. Without hesitation, I highly recommend her!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We handled a case that crossed state lines. She is fantastic! Brilliant! Our mutual client was in great hands and was always cooperative with me despite the miles apart. She will fight for you and make you her priority."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, thorough, prepared, experienced, and tenacious. She has a way with clients and people in general that complements all those strengths. If you have a difficult legal problem or are heading for a big showdown in court, this is the lawyer you want standing with you at the table."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Jessica for 10 years, and she is one of the most tenacious, committed, and hard-working attorneys I have ever known. She is a fantastic trial attorney and litigator, has a deep-knowledge of law, and is a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica is a tireless advocate who fights zealously and skillfully on behalf of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Zarrella and I have worked on a few matters together over the last several months. Ms. Zarrella is compassionate, easy to work with and fights for her client. She focuses on the best interests of all the parties to come to fair an reasonable outcome. I would reccomend her legal services to any of my clients. Ms. Zarrella is an outstanding attorney and I look forward to working with her in the future. I endorse her services."
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Rockville Family Lawyer Jessica Leigh Zarrella
Jessica Leigh Zarrella
Family Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 17 years