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Jessica Arena focuses her practice in the area of commercial litigation and represents clients across Northern Virginia. Prior to joining McCandlish, Jessica worked for a D.C. firm defending insurance companies in coverage disputes, bankruptcy, and direct-action suits in state and federal jurisdictions. She advised and represented clients through all stages of litigation, including pre-suit evaluation, contested discovery disputes, dispositive motions, and trial.  Such litigation also included a variety of commercial disputes such as breach of contract, personal injury, tortious interference, bad faith, and TCPA class actions.

Jessica served two years as a staff attorney with the Loudoun County Circuit Court, where she assisted the court in preparing for pretrial hearings and drafted letter opinions for cases the court took under advisement.

  • J.D., The College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe Law School, 2014
  • B.A. in government, magna cum laude, The College of William & Mary, 2011
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia