Jessica focuses her practice on family law, mediation and dispute resolution. She is passionate about helping her clients through difficult life transitions both as a dedicated advocate and with compassion. With a background in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution, she is prepared to help her clients reach their goals through the best method possible for their circumstances.
Jessica holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Laws from Washington University. In law school, she received several top advocacy awards including winning the championship in Washington University’s intramural moot court competition and being named the “Best Speaker in the Competition” in a highly competitive national moot court competition. She also received a Cali Award in Arbitration, which is awarded to the student with the highest grade in the class.
While completing her Master of Laws degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Jessica interned for a U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Missouri. She then worked as a civil litigation associate at a specialty civil litigation firm, before turning her focus to public service work representing indigent domestic violence victims at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri as a staff attorney. She continues to serve as a volunteer lawyer for LSEM.
Outside of the office, Jessica is busy as a wife and mother of three children, including twins. She also herds two tabby cats and a Saint Bernard mix.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
- Master of Laws (LL.M.): Negotiation and Dispute Resolution – Washington University in St. Louis
- Juris Doctorate (J.D.) – Washington University in St. Louis
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), with Faculty Honors: Politics, Philosophy and Economics – University of Washington
Elizabeth’s many years of working directly with people has helped to boost her efficiency in conflict management and resolution. Her passion for Family Law began her career in the client relations department at a large Family Law firm. Elizabeth then aimed to become a Paralegal so that she could build upon her current skills and develop new ones while providing exceptional care to clients. This is what led her to the Emery Law Firm.
Elizabeth is a stroke survivor and enjoys supporting and participating in events through the ABC Brigade, as well as, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.