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Jessica Pak
Senior Associate
Washington, DC
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 375
Washington DC 20006
TEL: (202) 899-4113
FAX: (612) 336-9100
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Past Professional Experience

Jessica E. Pak

Jessica is a senior associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and focuses her practice on property insurance coverage and defense. 

Prior to joining Zelle, Jessica began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Theresa M. Adams in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Maryland. Jessica subsequently worked as an associate at Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, in Baltimore, Maryland from 2016-2020, where she focused on insurance coverage and defense, subrogation, and first- and third-party liability.

During law school, Jessica was the Legal Research & Writing Coordinator for the Moot Court Board. After graduating, she joined the Maryland Office of Attorney General Associate Program, drafting appellate briefs on behalf of the State of Maryland. 

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys running, hiking, and kayaking.  Jessica is also training to become a certified Krav Maga instructor.

Representative Matters

Rose’s 1, LLC v. Erie Insurance Exchange, 2020 D.C. Super. LEXIS 10 (2020)

Gehani v. American Zurich Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203828 (U.S. District Court, District of Maryland 2017)

Articles & Presentations

"Is an Appraisal an Arbitration? Yes and No. Maybe. Sort of." Claims Journal, March 14, 2022, co-author

Professional Affiliations

Pro Bono Activities


Named a Rising Star in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as a top-rated insurance defense attorney by Super Lawyers, a list issued by Thomson Reuters 

Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America in 2020

Received the Martindale-Hubbell Gold Client Champion Award in 2020, 2021 and 2022

Named a member of the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2020 and 2021

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