Bar & Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court


Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014

  • Environmental Law Society President

University of Delaware, B.A. (Political Science), 2010

News & Events

Jessica concentrates her practice in environmental regulatory compliance and permitting matters, with a particular focus in the areas of air and solid waste. Prior to joining MGKF, Jessica was an assistant counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection where she counseled the Department’s Air Quality and Solid Waste programs since 2014.  In that role, she negotiated settlement agreements with regulated entities in a broad spectrum of areas, counseled clients on interpreting the Department’s regulations, assisted clients in reviewing permit applications, and served as lead counsel for the Department in numerous litigation matters before the Environmental Hearing Board and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

In law school, Jessica was a law clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a law clerk for the Philadelphia Water Department, and a legal intern for Aqua America. She also served as the president of the Environmental Law Society.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys baking and cooking.

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"2024 State and Federal Air Update," presented at the PBI Environmental Law Forum in Harrisburg, PA, April 10, 2024

"What We Are Seeing So Far: Problems Encountered, DEP’s Interpretations, & Early Practice Pointers," presented at the Chemistry Council of New Jersey Environment Committee Meeting in Bordentown, NJ, October 17, 2023

"PADEP's Interim-Final Environmental Justice Policy May Impact Your Projects: What You Need to Know," a webinar presented by MGKF, October 5, 2023

"Pennsylvania Water Laws and Regulations: Update on PFAS and Other Contaminants in Water," a HalfMoon Education webinar, April 27, 2022

"Air Quality Permitting" presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Environmental Law Forum in Harrisburg, April 13, 2022