Jessica Sanderson

Associate
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.696.7861
F 216.623.0134
P 216.696.7861 | F 216.623.0134

Overview

Jessica focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on general liability defense, transportation litigation, and professional liability defense. As a part of her broad litigation practice, Jessica has assisted clients in a wide array of matters and legal issues, including premises liability, motor vehicle casualty, employment discrimination, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful death, products liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, business disputes, financial services, title disputes, and foreclosure.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
    • Associate Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  2. The University of Akron, B.A.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Clerkships
  1. Extern for The Honorable David McKeague, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2017 - 2020)
  • Ladder Down Cleveland - Inaugural Class (2019)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Transportation Law (2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Section Member, Women in the Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (former Membership Co-Chair)
Community Affiliations
  • Co-Chair, Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission
  • President, Lakewood Women's Club
    • Former Vice President
  • Board Member, The University of Akron Honors College Alumni Board

Insights

  1. Alerts
    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone? (May 4, 2021)
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
    The Ohio Supreme Court Holds Driving On but Not Over the Highway Fog Line Is Not a Violation of Ohio Law (Jan 5, 2021)
    Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends. (Dec 22, 2020)
    The Supreme Court of Ohio Disqualifies a Trial Court Judge for Failure to Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures (Dec 15, 2020)
  2. Presentations
    "Attorney Ethical Violations and the Resulting Coverage Implications" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
    "Personal Injury Damages Start to Finish" - National Business Institute Seminar (NBI) (2018)
  3. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    32 Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 11, 2018)
    Thirty Eight Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 6, 2017)

Overview

Jessica focuses her practice on litigation, with an emphasis on general liability defense, transportation litigation, and professional liability defense. As a part of her broad litigation practice, Jessica has assisted clients in a wide array of matters and legal issues, including premises liability, motor vehicle casualty, employment discrimination, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful death, products liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, business disputes, financial services, title disputes, and foreclosure.

Education

  1. Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
    • magna cum laude
    • Associate Editor, Michigan State Law Review
  2. The University of Akron, B.A.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
  2. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Clerkships
  1. Extern for The Honorable David McKeague, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2017 - 2020)
  • Ladder Down Cleveland - Inaugural Class (2019)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Transportation Law (2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Section Member, Women in the Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (former Membership Co-Chair)
Community Affiliations
  • Co-Chair, Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission
  • President, Lakewood Women's Club
    • Former Vice President
  • Board Member, The University of Akron Honors College Alumni Board

Insights

  1. Alerts
    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a … Drone? (May 4, 2021)
    Are Violations of the FMCSRs Admissible to Show Negligence in a Trucking Case? Not According to the Sixth Circuit (Jan 12, 2021)
    The Ohio Supreme Court Holds Driving On but Not Over the Highway Fog Line Is Not a Violation of Ohio Law (Jan 5, 2021)
    Can an Ohio Jury Award $0 for Pain and Suffering Even When It Finds That Plaintiff Was Injured? It Depends. (Dec 22, 2020)
    The Supreme Court of Ohio Disqualifies a Trial Court Judge for Failure to Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures (Dec 15, 2020)
  2. Presentations
    "Attorney Ethical Violations and the Resulting Coverage Implications" - USLAW Network's Worldwide Virtual Retreat (Fall 2020)
    "Personal Injury Damages Start to Finish" - National Business Institute Seminar (NBI) (2018)
  3. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    23 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers®; 11 Named Rising Stars® (Nov 27, 2019)
    32 Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 11, 2018)
    Thirty Eight Roetzel Attorneys Honored as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars (Dec 6, 2017)