Jessica Beardsley

Biography

Jessica concentrates her practice in all areas of family law and has experience in domestic violence matters. During her time in law school, she spent a year in the Domestic Violence Clinic where she negotiated agreements, argued motions, prepared for Final Restraining Order hearings, and wrote an amicus brief for the Appellate Division. She was also a staff editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, a Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research Teaching Fellow, and a participant in the Hunter Moot Court Competition.

Jessica graduated from Rutgers Law School in May 2018, then went on to serve as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David M. Ragonese, J.S.C. from September 2018 to August 2019. She joined Stockton Family Law in September 2019 as an associate.

June 2019
  • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2014
  • Rutgers Law School, Juris Doctor, 2018
  • Jessica was successful in keeping a Domestic Violence Final Restraining Order in place during a motion to dismiss the order, continuing the protection for her client.
  • She wrote an amicus brief to the Appellate Division arguing for the constitutional validity of the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act (SASPA).
  • She counseled numerous victims of Domestic Violence during her time working for the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project and the Camden County Women’s Center.
  • Member of the Camden County, Burlington County, and New Jersey State Bar Associations
  • Member of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inns of Court, whose mission is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, and legal skills for judges, lawyers, and law students.
  • The Lisa and Kolin Pimental Award for Excellence in the Study of Domestic Violence Law
  • 2018 Mary Philbrook Student Public Interest Award
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