Jessica Gertel McGrew grew up in Tallahassee, Florida.
Education Jessica earned her B.A. in English Literature and International Affairs from Florida State University, where she was a member of Golden Key Honor Society and studied at the FSU London Study Centre. From there she moved on to Boston College, where she earned her M.A. in English Literature and taught First-year Writing Seminar and Shakespeare. After teaching in the New York City Public Schools and the Dallas County Community College District, Jessica attended law school at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law (visiting student 3L year). She graduated SMU Law in 2007, cum laude, and has been licensed to practice law in Illinois ever since. She earned her Florida license and began practicing here in 2009.
Experience Jessica began her law career with a legal aid organization in Chicago, Illinois. Upon relocating to Florida, she was an associate attorney at the Penson Law Firm and with Claire A. Duchemin, P.A. In 2014, Jessica opened her own firm, Jessica G. McGrew, P.A.
Community Involvement Jessica is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 35. She is the pronouncer for the Regional (Scripps National Qualifying) Spelling Bee. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Trinity Catholic School Advisory Council, and serves on the TCS Finance Committee. She volunteers with Legal Services of North Florida, Justice Teaching, and the FLREA Second Judicial Circuit Mock Trial Competition. Her past community involvement includes the Bradfordville Kiwanis Club, Girl Scouts of America (troop leader), and a LEADS group through the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
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