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.
“Jessica was very kind to me but very aggressive with the insurance company. I received much more money by hiring her and The Ruth Law Team than I would have had I handled the case on my own… I am so glad I made the decision to hire The Ruth Law Team. They had multiple attorneys and paralegals working on my case at all times.”
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 state of Florida. Jessica is also admitted to practice in Federal Court, in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Ms. Shahady has been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2013-14. 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 team.
Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, running, yoga, and volunteering at her church.
- Florida Justice Association
- Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
- The Florida Bar Association
- St. Petersburg Bar Association
- Pearl Society
“I was very satisfied with the service I received from Jessica and Carlos. They were professional and very concerning of my case. I thank them very much.” Marilyn W, Largo, 11/14/17
“Jessica and Carlos have been an extreme comfort and help. Both sympathetic and kind. Thank you very much. PS an extreme asset to your firm.” Guido T, 3/29/17, New Port Richey
“The Ruth Law Team did a great job fighting the insurance company on my behalf and never gave up. Thank you to Jessica and Carlos and the entire team at The Ruth Law Team. I will recommend the firm to my friends and family.” Paul B, Pinellas Park, 3/31/16
“The Ruth Law Team did a great job for me. Thank you Jessica, Carlos and the entire team for fighting the insurance company for me. I will recommend The Ruth Law Team to my family, friends and co-workers.” Thank you. Godfrey H, Clearwater, 1/8/16