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Jessica is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, where she brings experience in tort issues and contracts. Prior to joining BGD as an associate, Jessica was a Summer Associate in 2016.

Jessica graduated magna cum laude with her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2017, graduating in the Top 2% of her class. She graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon College in 2014 with a degree in Political Science.

While in law school, Jessica externed for the Marion County Superior Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. She served as the Notes and Comments Editor at the Indiana Law Journal and as an associate with the Inmate Legal Assistance Project. Jessie worked as a research assistant to Professor Janet Decker on teachers' substantive rights and the Individuals with Disabilities Act. She also worked as a research assistant on capital gains tax with Professor Ajay Mehrotra.

Career Highlights


Order of the Coif

Scott N. Flanders Fellowship, 2015-2016

Bernard Harrold Fellowship Recipient, 2016-2017

Julia Lamber Student Clinician, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa, Kenyon College


Professional Affiliations

Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Social Committee, 2018

Indiana State Bar Association

Former Employment

  • Hollis Adams Foundation, Activities of Daily Living Staff

Community Involvement

  • Conservation Law Clinic

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Community Initiatives Intern, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis  
  • Intern, Best Buddies
  • Founder, North Central High School Best Buddies Chapter


Contributions & Published Works

  • Indiana Law Journal: “To Hell in a Handbasket”: Teachers, Free Speech, and Matters of Public Concern in the Social Media World, 92 Ind. L.J. ­1615 (Fall 2017)
  • "Christensen/Laurin: Should lawyers report child abuse learned in representation?," The Indiana Lawyer, July 27, 2016; Jessica Laurin, co-author
  • "Ethics of fee arrangements," National Business Institute, November 2017, Jessica Laurin, co-author


Kenyon College, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 2014

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 2017

  • Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2017
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