“During my time at Paley Rothman I have had the opportunity to work with a truly wonderful group of clients. I look forward to continuing my Employment and Litigation practice at Lerch, Early & Brewer and hope to continue to have the opportunity to serve you.”

Jessica Summers

Principal (She/Her)


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It has been a pleasure working with you over the years. 

I will be transitioning to Lerch, Early & Brewer effective May 1, 2023.

For new and existing clients, you can contact me using the updated information above. 

Thanks again and I look forward to continuing our work together. 

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • Virginia

  • United States Supreme Court

  • J.D., Cum Laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 2012

  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Wheaton College (MA), 2008

Accolades & Awards
  • Maryland Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2017-2023)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2017-2020)

  • Best Law Firms – U.S. News & Best Lawyers (2013-2023)
         - Tier 2 National Ranking for Litigation - Labor & Employment
         - Tier 2 National Ranking for Employment Law - Management
         - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Litigation - Labor & Employment
         - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Employment Law - Management

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Civic & Community Involvement
  • Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association
           -Member, Board of Directors (2022-Present) 

  • Society for Human Resource Management

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Virginia State Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar

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