"As an advocate for employees' and others' civil rights, I can be a voice for the unheard."

Jessica Westerman, a senior associate at Katz, Marshall & Banks, joined the firm 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 and served as Chapter President of the American Constitution Society.  Ms. Westerman 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 interned in the Trial Division of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she worked on a variety of employment discrimination cases. Ms. Westerman presently volunteers with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Clinic and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee Workers' Rights Clinic.

In 2021, The National Law Journal recognized Ms. Westerman as a Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar, an award that acknowledges up-and-coming attorneys in the plaintiff's bar

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 and District of Columbia bars.
 

Honors & Awards
  • National Law Journal Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar, 2021
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2015
  • B.A., Princeton University, 2012
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • District of Columbia