The John Marshall Law School, JD
Indiana University, Public Affairs and Legal Studies
Jessica C. Marshall is an Associate Attorney with Anderson & Boback. She primarily practices family law and also handles appellate work. Prior to joining Anderson & Boback in 2010, she worked at a boutique family law firm as a law clerk, where she gained substantial experience in client relations, negotiation, and financial analysis.
Jessica earned her law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. During law school, Jessica completed a Judicial Externship with Judge Mark J. Lopez in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs and Legal Studies as well as a minor in music from Indiana University. During college, Jessica completed a prestigious summer program with a legal emphasis at the University of Oxford in England. Throughout college, Jessica also assisted in planning and coordinating philanthropy events benefitting Prevent Child Abuse America.
In September 2011, Jessica’s article entitled “Getting your first legal job: the necessity of networking” was published in the Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Women and the law’s The Catalyst as well as YLDNews. In 2012, Jessica was interviewed on the Mike McConnell morning radio show on the topic of child custody.
In 2013, Jessica successfully helped the firm brief, argue and win an Appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Subsequent to winning said Appeal, Jessica drafted and submitted a Brief in Opposition to Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States of America, which was also successful. In 2014, Jessica was invited to guest lecture at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago on the topic of pre-marital agreements. Jessica was ranked as an Avvo “Client’s Choice for 2014”, and has a rating of a 10.0-Superb, on Avvo.
Jessica has extensive experience in Military Family Law and the surrounding custody, financial and retirement issues that military members face. In fact, Jessica recently helped the firm successfully brief and win an Appeal in the First District Appellate Court regarding a military pension division issue.
Jessica currently is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and she is a committee member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee for Women and the Law. On this committee, Jessica serves as the co-editor of The Catalyst newsletter. Jessica’s articles have been featured in both the Catalyst newsletter, as well as the Newsletter for the Standing Committee on Legal Technology.
Jessica is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
★★★★★ “Listened to my concerns. Advocated on my behalf and ultimately helped me win custody of my son. As a father it is nearly impossible to win custody. Straight forward, honest, and impeccable character. Would never want her to be opposing council. She’s intelligent and is very committed to her clients. I can’t say enough good things about Jessica.” – Derek James Bury
★★★★★ “Jessica won a very hard and long battle that took almost 3 years and I still need her services once in a while. Her calm personality, easy pronounce, patient and always ready to take action, make me feel very comfortable and confident.
I would never hire a lawyer full of atitute or arrogance that speaks 1000 words per second.
Her personality definetely helped me to not stress so much during the process.” – Virginia