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Jessica R. Garrity

Jessica R. Garrity

Senior Counsel
Phone:305.995.5610
Fax:305.995.6090

Jessica Garrity defends automotive, recreational vehicle and other heavy equipment manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort cases in both state and federal courts. 

In her product liability practice Jessica defends against claims alleging catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Her cases cover a wide range of defect allegations such as rollovers, handling and stability, roof structures, seat belts, steering systems, fire origin and brake systems.

She has vast experience developing all aspects of case strategy, including discovery, document analysis and factual investigations. Jessica has conducted numerous critical fact-witness depositions in catastrophic injury cases as well as complex motion practice, including dispositive motions. She also has extensive experience analyzing and evaluating medical records and damages and deposing physicians and other medical professionals.

Jessica has tried more than 35 jury trials to verdict in Florida and Wisconsin, including more than 25 as first chair. She has handled numerous complex evidentiary hearings, including motions to suppress or exclude evidence and expert witnesses.

When she is not hard at work, Jessica is traveling, spending time with her two children and reading a good book – preferably a mystery with plenty of twists and turns.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2009
  • Wisconsin, 2018

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2009

    Civitas ChildLaw Fellow, 2006 – 2009

    Civitas ChildLaw Center Scholarship Recipient, 2006 – 2009

    Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition Best Brief Award Team Finalist and Outstanding Oralist, 2007

    Moot Court Outstanding Oralist, 2008

    Public Interest Law Society, President, 2008 – 2009

    Certificates of Concentration: Child and Family Law and Trial Advocacy, 2009

     
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 2006

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
      —Young Lawyers Steering Committee
    • —Future Engagement Committee, Co-Chair, 2017 – 2018
    • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers