Jessica M. Simons is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on advising clients on all aspects of employee benefits, including retirement and welfare plans. She is a member of the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice.
Prior to joining Foley, Jessica was a labor and employment associate at a prominent Milwaukee-based law firm, where she also served as a summer associate, and was an employee benefits research assistant at Marquette University Law School. While in law school, Jessica also served as a law clerk for Judge Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
Jessica is an active volunteer and often takes on pro bono work in Milwaukee, volunteering with the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic at the Milwaukee Justice Center and representing clients through the Domestic Violence Injunction Project.
Jessica earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015), where she was an associate editor of the Marquette Law Review. She ranked in the top 2% of the class, was named to the Dean’s List for six consecutive semesters, received six CALI Awards, and was a recipient of various scholarships.
Jessica received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (B.S., summa cum laude, 2009), where she was named to the Dean’s List, received Junior and Senior Honors, and received a fully-funded tuition scholarship through the Smith-Wilmeth Fund for two years.
Jessica is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.