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Jessica C. Barnes


(312) 565-1400
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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2020

  • Thurgood Marshall Moot Court, National Quarter Finalist 
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Fellow 
  • Judicial Extern 
  • Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences, Staff Writer 
  • ABA Judicial Clerkship Program, 2020 Participant 

B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014


Jessica C. Barnes is an Associate in Chicago office of GRSM.  She is a member of the firm's Environmental/Toxic Tort and Product & General Liability Practice Groups.

Jessica most recently practiced in civil litigation with a mid-sized firm, and before that she served as a judicial law clerk to Judge E. Kenneth Wright Jr., Presiding Judge of the Municipal Department in Cook County.


  • Illinois


  • Black Women Lawyer Association, Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Section (2022 – Present)

Community Involvement

  • Associate Board Member, Cabrini Green Legal Aid (2022-Present)
  • Council Member, Dean’s Diversity Council at Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2021 – Present) 
  • Coach, Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Team at Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Sep 2020-May 2021)