Jessica Butkera is an experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice on general liability, product liability and toxic tort matters. She represents a wide range of clients across various industries including property management, hospitality, retail, amusement parks, stadiums, construction, automobile, and trucking. Jessica litigates complex lawsuits in the state and federal courtrooms of Maryland and the District of Columbia, offering clients the myriad benefits associated with her broad perspective and numerous bench and jury trial accomplishments. Jessica has extensive experience in all phases of litigation and works with clients from the claim stage and onset of litigation through trial or settlement, coordinating their legal strategy, personally overseeing site and product inspections, and managing all aspects of discovery, motions, mediation, and trial.
After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law and before entering private practice, Jessica clerked for the Hon. Audrey J.S. Carrion in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, Maryland.
Jessica is actively involved in legal and professional organizations, including the Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Association of Baltimore City, and District of Columbia Bar, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Bar Foundation. Jessica maintains an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year since 2013. The National Trial Lawyers selected Jessica for its Top 40 Under 40 list in 2016.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
AVVO Rating: 10 Superb
Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-20
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2016
America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019
America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for Maryland, 2018-20
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Maryland, 2018-2
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) "10 Best Female Attorneys" for Maryland, 2016
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2007
National Mock Trial Competition Champion, 2007
Maryland Law Review: Editor
The George Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 2002
Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc., Board of Trustees, 2016 to present
Bar Association of Baltimore City
Communications and News Journal Committee, 2015 to present
Personal Injury Litigation Committee, 2013 to present
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
Baltimore County Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
National Association of Professional Women
Delta Gamma Baltimore Alumnae Association
Delta Gamma Fraternity
Delta Gamma Foundation
University of Maryland School of Law National Trial Team
Canton Community Association
Automobiles and Trucking