Jessica Ryan was drawn to the law when, in third grade, she was asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Her response, even at such a young age, was “I want to be a lawyer.” Since then, she has been committed and determined to earn her JD degree so she can assist others and give them a voice in the courtroom.
Her approach includes thorough research and a deep understanding of complex legal concepts. Jessica is able to articulate the law and legalese to clients and is not afraid to ask questions and use her resources. She also prides herself on being honest and supportive with clients, communicating with them to keep them informed throughout their case. She focuses on family law and domestic violence matters, and worked as police liaison to provide crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other family matters.
One of the defining moments in Jessica’s career was meeting former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Jessica grew up in Long Island, NY, and enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, being outdoors when not in the office.
- 100 hours of pro bono work with CASA and ACI Women’s Facility
- Mutual of America Award (recognizes outstanding nonprofit organizations in the US that showed leadership by facilitating with partnerships) with Family Service of Rhode Island
- Northeastern Anthropological Association (“NEAA”), part of the NEAA Bulletin Series entitled “Undergrads in the Workplace: The Many Hats of Anthropology Alumni” (the “Bulletin”)
- Responded to interview questions about work after graduation and how I use skills learned in the classroom in every day experiences
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