Bio

Jessica has been a member of our Family Law practice group since 2013. She is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in the area of family law as well as a North Carolina DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator.  Jessica focuses her practice on family law matters, including child custody and support, equitable distribution (property division), post-separation support and alimony, premarital agreements, separation agreements, postnuptial agreements, and divorce.  She represents clients in all stages of litigation, mediation, and settlement, as well as mediates cases in the above areas.  Jessica primarily represents clients in Wake, Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties.  She also serves as the Alt-Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the NC Bar Association and as a Board Member of the Wake County Bar Association/10th Judicial District Bar. 
 
Jessica received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from Campbell Law School, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Jessica served as the Chief Comments Editor of the Campbell Law Review and received the J. Stanley McQuade Excellence in Leadership & Academic Scholarship Award.  Jessica’s mock trial team brought a national championship to Campbell Law School by winning the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, during which Jessica was named the Best Advocate in the Championship Round.  Jessica was also awarded the Student Advocate Award by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and inducted as a member of the Order of Barristers.

To schedule a consult or mediation with Jessica, you may contact Maddie Ebert at 919.781.4000 or mebert@wyrick.com.

  • Listed among Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite: Family Law (2020-2024); Young Guns (2015, 2020)
  • Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers Family Law – Rising Star (2022, 2023)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), Family Law Section, Alt. Vice Chair
  • Wake County Bar Association (WCBA)/10th Judicial District Bar, Board Member
  • North Carolina Children’s Home Society, Community Leadership Council, Member
  • North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • North Carolina DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • “Division of Pensions, Retirement Benefits, and Deferred Compensation,” Family Law Section Intensive CLE, North Carolina Bar Association, November 2023/January 2024
  • “10 Things You Should Know About Family Law,” Estate Planning Section CLE, North Carolina Bar Association, November 2023
  • “Child Custody and Other Children’s Issues,” Specialist Exam Review CLE, NC Advocates of Justice, August 2022
  • “Legal/Financial Issues Common to Cases Involving Children with Neurological Disorders, Children with Personality/Behavioral Disorders, and Adults Battling Addiction,” Family Law Specialists CLE, NC State Bar, August 2019
  • “Recent Developments in Family Law,” The Annual Festival of Legal Learning presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012-2018
  • “Contempt in North Carolina,” Family Law Basics CLE, North Carolina Bar Association, November 2018
  • “Family Law Update,” North Carolina Advocates for Justice Annual Convention, 2014-2018
  • Avoiding Wonderland: Clarifying Marriage Requirements in North Carolina, 35 Campbell L. Rev. 189, 227 (2013)