As Senior Counsel at Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Storey, P.A., and a former Partner at another insurance defense firm, Jessica’s practice focuses on representing insurers in defense of first party property insurance claims, bad faith claims and general liability claims.
Jessica has over 12 years of litigation experience, including First Party Property defense, Administrative Law defense and Appellate Law prosecution; has tried many cases to verdict and judgment and has successfully argued criminal, civil and administrative motions throughout the State of Florida. She has penned Writs of Habeas Corpus, prevailing on each and one of which led to a published opinion; S.B. v. State of Florida, 940 So.2d 576 (5th DCA, 2006). In 2008, Jessica presented oral arguments concerning a deprivation of rights issue of first impression to the 5th District Court of Appeal, upon which she prevailed; Kanji v. State of Florida, 4 So.3d 65 (5th DCA 2009). Jessica is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Supreme Court of Florida Pro Bono Service Recognition Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, the Book Award for Adoption Law, and the Book Award for Advanced Family Law Seminar. She has presented at a number of conferences, including FCPAA and IFFA and has taught CLE courses. She is a member of The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, Criminal Practice Section and Workers’ Compensation Section, The Orange County Bar Association and The Orange County Teen Court Advisory Board.
Jessica earned her juris doctorate from Barry University School of Law in 2006 and her B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Theatre Arts from Stetson University in 2001.
Jessica is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, but considers herself a native Floridian, moving with her family to Central Florida in 1980. Jessica adores her four legged child Isabella Sophia, her family, the Counting Crows, her YJ, reading, antiquing, boating and the beach.