Jessica L. Walsh is an associate attorney at Skipper Law. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate probate, planning for long term care, and end-of-life issues. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar, as well as the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council. Alongside her role as attorney at Skipper Law, Jesse also has worked as a health data privacy expert at Elevation Health Consulting, on issues related to state, national, and international data privacy statutes and legislation.
Jesse is a 2021 graduate of University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she was a member of the nationally-ranked Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Team as well as the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. While a law student, Jesse worked on civil rights cases at the National Association of the Deaf and served as a research assistant to Professor Paula A. Monopoli on the 4th edition of Contemporary Trusts and Estates (Aspen, 2022). She was a Law Clerk at the Department of Health in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, where she assisted with representation of clients such as the State Anatomy Board, Office of the Medical Examiner, Board of Physicians, Behavioral Health Administration, and several state psychiatric hospitals. She also spent the 2020 legislative session as a legal intern for Delegate Sandy A. Rosenberg, 41st District, at the Maryland General Assembly.
Jesse was inspired to become a lawyer while earning a Masters Degree in Public Health at Boston University School of Public Health. Her concentration in Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights outfitted her with a new appreciation for ways in which law and policy affect the health of populations. Jesse completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she earned a Bachelors of Science with dual majors in Psychology and Philosophy. She received the school-wide Beacon Undergraduate Leadership Award for her work starting an afterschool Philosophy Club for teens at a local Boys and Girls Club. In between obtaining degrees, Jesse served our country for two years in AmeriCorps as a volunteer teacher for underserved middle school students in New Haven, CT, where she taught Math, Science, and Philosophy.
Jesse comes to Maryland from the small seaside town of Hull, MA, and in her free time she enjoys watching and performing stand-up comedy, rescuing cats with special needs, kayaking, FaceTiming with family, and collecting rocks, geodes, and petrified wood.