Jessica E. Adler, the founder of The Law Office of Jessica E. Adler, is an experienced attorney who concentrates her practice in all areas of family law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar (Member, Board of Governors and former Co-Chair of Family Law and Law Practice Management Sections), the Virginia State Bar (Member, Family Law Section), the Virginia Bar Association (Member, Domestic Relations Section), the Bar of Maryland, the United States Supreme Court Bar, the Ohio State Bar (inactive), the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Past President; former Co-Chair, Solo and Small Firm Forum), and Hadassah (Attorneys' Council). She is currently serving on the board for the local chapter of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association. She has been elected to the D.C. Bar Steering Committees for both the Family Law Section and the Law Practice Management Section. Jessica has also served as Vice-Chair to the D.C. Bar's Practice Management Service Committee. Jessica was listed as one of Virginia's Legal Elite in Family Law/Domestic Relations for 2006 by Virginia Business Magazine. Jessica has completed training in divorce mediation as well as collaborative law. She served as President of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia for the 2013-2014 bar year. She has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers. She practices in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Jessica is a volunteer at the District of Columbia Superior Court's Self Help Center where she serves as a family law professional as well as the DC Bar's Advocacy & Justice Clinic. She has served as a Guardian ad Litem in the District of Columbia. She also does frequent community service work.
Prior to opening her own practice, Jessica was an associate with The Lewis Law Firm, where she focused on all aspects of domestic relations law. Before she joined The Lewis Law Firm, Jessica worked with the law firm of O'Connell & Associates, where her practice focused on divorce taxation.
She received her B.A. with honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1997, and her J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law, in 2000. Jessica was the Associate Editor of the Journal on Dispute Resolution at the Ohio State University College of Law.
In 2005, Jessica was the Chair of the National Jewish Democratic Council's Young Leadership Gala. She also served as the treasurer on the Board of Directors for her Condominium Association. Jessica is a member of the Anti-Defamation League's Regional Board as well as their Executive Committee, a past recipient of the Daniel L. Ginsburg leadership award and Deputy Vice Chair, Advocacy and Engagement.