Jessica C. Barnes


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  • Biography

    Jessica C. Barnes is an Associate in Chicago office of GRSM.  She is a member of the firm's Environmental/Toxic Tort and Product & General Liability Practice Groups.

    Jessica most recently practiced in civil litigation with a mid-sized firm, and before that she served as a judicial law clerk to Judge E. Kenneth Wright Jr., Presiding Judge of the Municipal Department in Cook County.


    • Illinois


    • Black Women Lawyer Association, Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Section (2022 – Present)

    Community Involvement

    • Associate Board Member, Cabrini Green Legal Aid (2022-Present)
    • Council Member, Dean’s Diversity Council at Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2021 – Present) 
    • Coach, Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Team at Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Sep 2020-May 2021) 
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    J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2020

    • Thurgood Marshall Moot Court, National Quarter Finalist 
    • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Fellow 
    • Judicial Extern 
    • Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences, Staff Writer 
    • ABA Judicial Clerkship Program, 2020 Participant 

    B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014