Jessica is an associate on Tom McCurdy and Ashley Nagrodski’s team providing defense for insurers and their insureds in a variety of commercial litigation suits. Jessica’s practice focuses on automobile accidents, premises liability, product liability, first and third party personal injury, and uninsured and underinsured motorist cases.
Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Jessica worked as a civil litigator on both the plaintiffs and defense side. She gained experience in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, construction defect, eminent domain, professional malpractice, and employment, in addition to federal contract and trespass law.
While attending law school in Washington, D.C., Jessica won awards for her legal writing and oral advocacy skills. Jessica also took the opportunity to intern at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, and is proud to have worked as a legal assistant for The Constitution Project’s task force on detainee treatment.
Before beginning her legal career, Jessica worked as an editor for a major publisher in D.C.
Jessica loves to spend her free time cooking, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, skiing, checking out the breweries of Seattle with friends, and introducing visitors to the adventures of the Pacific Northwest.