Jessica is dedicated to the worker. Since becoming an attorney in 2001, Jessica has focused on getting justice for those who have been sexually harassed, discriminated against, or suffered retaliation on the job. She represents clients who have Family and Medical Leave issues, and those who have are injured at work.
Her areas of practice include employment law, workers' compensation, and personal injury. She has litigated cases in both state and federal court and before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and she has an extensive background in appellate work before the North Carolina Supreme Court, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and North Carolina Industrial Commission.
Jessica obtained a successful ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court in an employment lawsuit under the North Carolina Whistleblower Act. She has also litigated a wide variety of other employment law cases, including sexual harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) cases, and wage and hour class and collective actions.
Jessica has authored and co-authored numerous publications. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Evan Mahaney Champion of Civil Liberties Award, presented by the Western North Carolina Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union.
In 2019 and 2017, Jessica was selected to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite in the category of Employment Law. She was selected for inclusion in the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list and North Carolina Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" lists in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
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