"As an advocate for employees' and others' civil rights, I can be a voice for the unheard."
Jessica Westerman joined Katz, Marshall & Banks as an associate in September 2017.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Westerman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Russell F. Canan of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Westerman received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015. During law school, she was executive articles editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. She also worked as a student attorney for the Institute for Public Representation, Civil Rights Group, where she represented employees in wage and hour claims, and served as Chapter President of the American Constitution Society. Ms. Westerman interned with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she worked on cases involving employment discrimination. She also has volunteered with the D.C. Employment Justice Center's Workers' Rights Clinic.
In 2012, Ms. Westerman received her B.A. in English, with a certificate in American Studies, from Princeton University.
Ms. Westerman is a member of the New York Bar. Supervision by Debra S. Katz, a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Her application to the D.C. Bar is pending.