Jessica L. Watkins is a litigator who focuses her practice on commercial litigation, professional liability defense, long-term care facility litigation, and medical malpractice defense. She counsels her clients on risk management and represents professionals before disciplinary agencies.
Jessica also handles personal injury, automobile negligence, and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act matters. Experienced in all aspects of the litigation process, Jessica ensures her clients are informed throughout, from a case’s inception to fact-witness depositions and trial preparation. Prior to joining Hinshaw as an associate, Jessica was a law clerk with the firm.
During law school, she worked as a 711-licensed intern in the Legal Department of Metra Commuter Rail, and served as a student attorney in the Housing and Community Development Legal Clinic.
Additionally, Jessica was a judicial intern to the Honorable Jacqueline P. Cox, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois and a judicial extern to the Honorable Allen P. Walker, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Mortgage Foreclosure Section.
Professional Affiliations :
Chicago Bar Association, Member
Cook County Bar Association, Member
Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc., Member
J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2016
B.A., History, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2013
Admissions : Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.