Jessica Welsh Associate

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Background

Jessica R. Welsh is an associate in the Tampa office. Jessica was born and raised in Moline, Illinois. Jessica received her undergraduate education from the University of Iowa, becoming the first person in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree. Jessica uprooted from the Midwest to pursue her law degree at the University of Miami, where she received achievement awards in Litigation Skills.

Jessica’s primary areas of focus include defense of claims relating to Homeowner and Condominium Associations, Labor and Employment practices, and Professional Liability including Legal Malpractice. Prior to joining the Firm, Jessica practiced at a large insurance defense firm primarily focused on defending accountants, attorneys, insurance brokers, real estate agents, and directors and officers. Prior to pursuing a career in litigation, Jessica worked at Citibank, N.A., as Deputy Counsel in Market & Securities Legal. At Citibank, N.A., Jessica provided in-house advice on contract law issues, federal securities law, and regulatory matters.

While in law school, Jessica interned at both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Ryder Systems, Inc. in Global Labor and Employment Legal while also serving as Vice President of the Labor & Employment Law Society. Jessica also interned at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine focusing on and intellectual property contracts. While completing her law degree, Jessica won two National Collegiate Boxing Championships in the Women’s Flyweight Division on behalf of the University of Miami.

Admissions/Education

Admissions, Professional Associations and Memberships

Jessica is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida. Jessica is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Education

University of Iowa, B.A., 2013

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2016