Jessica J. Sauer was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 2007 and began her legal career representing children involved with protective services (DYFS/DCP&P). She spent over seven years advocating for her clients both in and out of court. Jessica’s practice is currently focused on estate planning. She enjoys meeting with families to help them develop strategies to protect their assets, avoid unnecessary litigation, and prepare for life’s transitions.
Jessica graduated from Grove City College Magna cum Laude with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Political Science. While in college, she was active in student government, participated in various honorary societies, and spearheaded alumni fundraising efforts. Jessica received a Juris Doctorate from the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.
A Faculty Scholar and a winner of the CALI Award for Excellence in Arbitration Practice, she participated in the Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition and represented clients through the Union Rescue Mission’s Legal Aid Clinic. She concurrently pursued a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University’s award-winning Straus Institute and served as a Lead Articles Editor of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. Her student article, Mediating Child Custody Disputes Between High Conflict Couples: Structuring Mediation to Accommodate the Needs & Desires of Litigious Parents, 7 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 501 (Nov. 2007), underscores her passion for helping families resolve challenging legal issues.