Biography

Jess applies her passion for client service to her trusts and estates law practice, including in all aspects of estate planning, trust and probate administration, and tax planning.

Jess began her career as an estate paralegal at a boutique Boston firm, where she discovered she enjoyed assisting families navigate the difficulties of estate administration. Jess pursed her law degree in Suffolk University Law School’s evening program to compliment the hands-on experience she received as a paralegal. Prior to joining Verrill, Jess’ experience at Boston-area law firms, both as a paralegal and an attorney, provided her with valuable insight into all aspects of private client services. Jess’ start in estate administration provides her with a unique perspective to guide individuals and families through the estate planning process.

In her spare time, Jess participates in the Suffolk Law Alumni Mentor Program as a mentor to incoming 1L students. She enjoys reading and group fitness classes as well as spending time with family and friends.

Services/Industries

Education

  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

Blog

401(k) Plan Matching Contributions: To True Up or Not True Up?

As a matter of plan design, for purposes of matching contributions some 401(k) plans provide that a participant’s compensation for the entire plan year is taken into account (regardless of whether the participant makes...

Blog

Maine PUC to Kick Off Review of Grid Plan to Assist Clean Energy Transition

Last month, the Maine Public Utilities Commission initiated a proceeding to identify the priorities to be addressed in an electric grid plan that will assist Maine in the “cost-effective transition to a clean, affordable...

News

Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read

News

Seven Verrill Attorneys named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2022 List

(December 8, 2022) Verrill attorneys Ruth A. Mattson , Michael L. Fay , David M. Friedman , Regina M. Hurley , Kyle T. MacDonald , Kristin S. Doeberl and Brian M. Hurley were recently...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Publication/Podcast

The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

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