Jessica Shahady has extensive experience in personal injury law both in litigation and trial work. She attended Denison University and West Virginia University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Foreign Languages.
While an undergraduate, she studied abroad at the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo in Santander, Spain, and participated in the Washington Semester Program at American University studying American Government and Politics and interning for the Office of the Corporation Counsel. She earned her Masters in Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resources from West Virginia University and her Juris Doctor degree from University of Dayton School of Law.
During law school, Jessica was a law clerk for the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia. She also worked as a summer law clerk for the Congressional Research Service, American Law Division, at the Library of Congress.
She spent her third year of law school interning for the Warren County Prosecutors Office in Ohio. Before joining the Ruth Law Team she worked for the 18th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders Office in Sanford, Florida. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida. Jessica is also admitted to practice in Federal Court, in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, running, yoga, and volunteering at her church.
- Florida Justice Association
- Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
- The Florida Bar Association
- St. Petersburg Bar Association
- Pearl Society
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