As North Carolina's body of complex business law continues to grow, courtroom advocacy in those cases must also evolve. Jessi uses her experience representing clients in state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court, to develop strategic and cost-effective methods for resolving legal issues relating to contracts, corporate governance, trade secrets, derivative litigation, and other complex business matters.

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Jessi seeks to help companies thrive by providing solid, timely employment law counsel and dispute resolution strategies. She has advised companies on wage and hour issues, FMLA/ADA compliance, Title VII and other discrimination claims, as well as non-competition and other agreements. Jessi also represents employers in litigation in state and federal court when necessary.

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Jessi endeavors to provide entrepreneurs with effective support and counsel on a variety of business formation issues, ranging from entity formation and contract review to liability risk analysis and employment agreements. Jessi focuses on walking her clients through every step of forming their businesses and assessing the risks and legal liabilities involved.

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Member, Board of Directors, Diabetes Family Connection (2019-present)

Member, North Carolina Bar Association (2013–present)

Board Member, Arts Access (2017-2019)

Member, NCBA Young Lawyers Division (2015–present)

Member, Wake County Bar Association (2013–present)

Member, 10th Judicial District (2013–present)

Co-presenter, "Minding Others' Business: Navigating Gossip, Defamation, and Employee Use of Social Media," Association of Corporate Counsel meeting, November 2019

Author, "Best Practices for ADA Compliance,", October 29, 2019

Author, "Inclement Weather Checklist for Employers," The TJB American Business Magazine, March 2019

Co-presenter, "Entrepreneur 101: A Legal & Financial Toolbox for Women Starting a Business," Cary, NC, February 2018

Co-presenter (with Bill Cary), "Workplace Sexual Harassment: Still Alive & Kicking," UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, February 2018

As one of five children, I’m no stranger to logistical obstacles or creative problem solving! I take pride in my ability to use a systemic approach to address clients’ individualized needs.

Outside of the office, I enjoy being outside, spending time with my husband, and playing with my dogs. 

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