Jessica has extensive experience in personal injury law both in litigation and trial work. She attended Denison University and West Virginia University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Foreign Languages. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad at the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo in Santander, Spain, and participated in the Washington Semester Program at American University studying American Government and Politics and interning for the Office of the Corporation Counsel. She earned her Masters in Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resources from West Virginia University and her Juris Doctor degree from University of Dayton School of Law. At The Ruth Law Team, Ms. Shahady specializes in litigation and is a member of our impressive trial team.
During law school, Jessica was a law clerk for the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia. She also worked as a summer law clerk for the Congressional Research Service, American Law Division, at the Library of Congress. She spent her third year of law school interning for the Warren County Prosecutors Office in Ohio. Before joining the Ruth Law Team she worked for the 18th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders Office in Sanford, Florida. She is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and Minnesota. Jessica is also admitted to practice in Federal Court in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Additionally, Attorney Shahady has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership of this prestigious organization is extended by invitation only.
Ms. Shahady was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2013-17. Super Lawyers is a national rating service which identifies outstanding lawyers in over 70 practice areas. Value is placed on peer recognition and outstanding achievement with no more than 2.5% of young lawyers in a state receiving Rising Star recognition. The Ruth Law Team is proud to have Jessica as part of our trial team.
Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, running, yoga, and volunteering at her church.
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Florida Justice Association
- Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
- The Florida Bar Association
- St. Petersburg Bar Association