- Professional Liability Defense
- Employment Law
- Bad Faith Insurance Defense
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Real Estate
- Education Law
- William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Honor: cum laude
- State Bar of Nevada
- United States District Court, District of Nevada
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Super Lawyers: 2014-2018
2018 is the fifth year in a row that Ms. Green has been selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyers’ Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for the legal industry. Her selection is for her work in the Professional Liability, Employment & Labor, and Business Litigation practice areas.
- Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, Co-Chair of the Advocacy, Legislature and Government Affairs Committee
- Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), Member
- Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
- Nevada Claims and Litigation Management (CLM), Director of Events
- Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability
- State Bar of Nevada, Labor and Employment Section
- State Bar of Nevada, Litigation Section
With respect to her professional liability practice, Ms. Green frequently defends lawyers in legal malpractice lawsuits from the inception of an issue through discovery and all necessary motion practice and resolution. Ms. Green is also experienced in state bar ethics and disciplinary matters ranging from the grievance stage through trial and any necessary appeal and/or reinstatement proceedings.
She also represents Nevada employers – both large and small – in employment law matters. Ms. Green defends employers in employment related litigation in both state and federal courts as well as before federal and state administrative agencies including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, the Office the Nevada Labor Commissioner, and the Nevada Department of Employment Training, and Rehabilitation, among others.
Ms. Green has experience defending against a wide array of claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. She advises and counsels employers on various workplace issues including employee discipline and termination, drug testing, the prevention and proper handling of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour compliance, and workplace investigations. Ms. Green also drafts employee handbooks, workplace policies, severance agreements, employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete agreements.
Ms. Green also has experience in bad faith insurance defense, insurance coverage, and director and officer liability. She also has an active appellate practice.
Ms. Green is well versed in education law and she has served as an Educational Surrogate Parent and Transition Specialist for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. In doing so, Ms. Green advocated for children with disabilities, ensuring their schools are meeting their disability-related needs.
Summary Dismissal – Affirmed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – by Jessica Green
By Memorandum dated September 20, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s granting of Ms. Green’s Motion for Summary Judgment. The victory obtained complete summary dismissal of all Plaintiff’s claims including claims of race, age, genetic information and disability discrimination, as well as retaliation, tortious discharge, and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims. The Plaintiff appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals where the decision was affirmed in its entirety; disposing of all of Plaintiff’s claims. To learn more please contact Ms. Green at 702-382-1500, or email to JGreen@lipsonneilson.com
While in law school, Ms. Green externed with the Honorable James C. Mahan in the United States District Court, District of Nevada. She was selected to participate in the Educational Advocacy Program at the Thomas and Mack Legal Clinic. Ms. Green received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for earning the highest grade in her class in Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
June 16, 2015 – E&O INSURANCE EXECUSUMMIT held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Convention Center in Uncasville, CT. Jessica Green sat on a panel of industry experts discussing E&O Claims Trends. Ms. Green focused her contributions on innocent insured coverage, the practical prevention of bad faith claims, and what to look for in an effective E&O policy. ExecuSummit attendees are insurance professionals in the forefront of the E&O insurance line, monitoring & researching emerging issues and trends.
A Bankruptcy Court Order Permitting Creditors to Pursue Legal Malpractice Claims in State Court in the Name of a Debtor’s was an Impermissible Assignment and Violates Public Policy Co-authored with Joseph Garin, published in the March 2017 issue of the eAdvisory published by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability
Can Insurance Defense Counsel ‘Serve Two Masters’? Co-authored with Joseph Hainline, published in the June 29, 2015 issue of DRI’s The Whisper, the newsletter of the young lawyers committee.
Recent Nevada Supreme Court Advance Option examines the statute of limitations discovery rule applicable to legal malpractice actions. Co-authored with Joseph Garin, published in the August 2013 LPL eAdvisory, an eNewsletter from the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability
Issue preclusion is only applicable where an issue is actually and necessarily litigated. Co-authored with Joseph Garin, published in the July 2013 LPL eAdvisory, an eNewsletter from the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability