Boston, MA, March 17, 2016 – Boston law firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that Jessica G. Kelly, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, was selected as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She will be honored for her contributions to the legal community at the annual Excellence in the Law event on May 4, 2016.
Jessica assists clients in a variety of industries with complex business litigation, including finance, biotech, and national retail. She also assists clients in real estate title permitting and environmental matters, as well as disputes arising from the purchase and sale of property. Additionally, Jessica represents lawyers and law firms in professional liability malpractice disputes and disciplinary investigations before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO).
Committed to ensuring the less fortunate have equal access to justice, Jessica spearheads Sherin and Lodgen’s pro bono team. Among her accomplishments, she has represented pro bono clients through the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. In 2015, Jessica received PAIR’s Pro Bono Asylum Attorney award.
In October 2015, Jessica was named a 2015 Boston Rising Star by the National Law Journal and Connecticut Law Tribune. The list aims to recognize the most impressive up-and-coming young lawyers in the Boston area. Nominees were judged on their development of the law, advocacy and community contributions, service to the bar, and peer and public recognition. She also received the MBA Volunteer Recognition Award in 2010.
Jessica received her B.A. from Bowdoin College and J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Before law school, she worked as a Victim Witness Advocate for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. An avid marathoner runner, Jessica will be running the Boston Marathon for the Martin Richard Foundation in 2016.
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