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Jessica M. Marra

Attorney

Jessica M. Marra Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Overview

Jessica Marra is an Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg and focuses her practice on General Liability and Third Party Insurance Defense Litigation with a background in Criminal Law, Workers’ Compensation, Contract Disputes, and Administrative Matters. Her legal work currently includes defending businesses, municipalities, and individuals when they are sued under various tort theories. Jessica’s practice is focused primarily on premises liability claims, including negligent security, municipal liability, and product liability cases. Jessica’s extensive litigation experience, work ethic, and methodical attention to detail have enabled her to excel in her field and zealously represent her clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit where she worked as a felony prosecutor trying numerous cases to verdict.

Jessica graduated, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broward College of Law where she served as Student Body President. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.

Jessica is fluent in Spanish and is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida.

 

  • Florida
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Florida International University, B.A.S., 2007
  • Successfully defended a property owner in slip and fall accident against a Plaintiff who fell down the stairs of an exterior building, suffering a severe coccyx injury. Amongst other defenses, a thorough review of Plaintiff’s medical records contradicted Plaintiff’s story and the weather conditions that likely caused her fall.
  • Successfully defended a municipality after a bystander fell into a hole on City property, fracturing her ankle.
  • Successfully defended a homeowner after her employee tripped outside of her home, causing permanent facial scarring.
  • Successfully defended a homeowner where he was alleged to have negligently caused a fire in his home, causing damage to the Plaintiff’s property, securing a very large reduction in alleged damages based on case law and persuasive, strong legal arguments.
  • Successfully defended a business alleged to have negligently installed a home appliance, causing property damage to Plaintiff’s home.


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Accolades, Associations & News

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,
    • Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2021-2022
    • Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, 2021-2022
  • Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, “Inspirational Woman of Broward County”, Girl Scouts Lead the Way Luncheon, 2021
  • Best Lawyers®, “Women in the Law”, 2021
  • Broward County Bar Association, “Top 40 Under 40”, 2021
  • Hispanic Women of Distinction, 2020 – 2021
  • Kelley Kronenberg, Member of:
    • Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2020 – Present
    • Mentorship Program, 2020-Present
    • Rising Leaders Committee, 2018-Present
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (BCHBA), Executive Board Member, 2019-Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, former Board of Directors, 2017-2019
    • West Broward Section, Committee Member, 2019-Present
  • Broward County Women Lawyers Association, Member, 2019-Present
  • Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court, Board Member, 2016-Present
  • The Federalist Society; Member, 2019 – Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), Member, 2016-Present
  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, South Fla. Chapter – Committee Member, 2019 – Present
  • Latin Builders Association; Board Member 2017 – 2019
  • Ms. Esquire, Member and former Vice President of Women Development, 2016-2018
  • Heart Warriors, Inc., Co-founder and Director, 2020-Present

COMMUNITY:

  • Host, “Cookies with Santa” for kids, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, December 2020
  • Judge, 1L NTA Closing Competition, Nova, February 2020
  • Participant, Mock Zoom Hearing, BCBA, May 2020
  • Moderator, How to Help Yourself, West Section of BCBA Mental Health & Wellness, 2021
  • Speaker, BCHBA Bilingual Symposium, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, 2020 and 2021
  • Panelist, HSBA Alumni and Professionalism Panel, Nova Law Hispanic Bar Association, 2020
  • Moderator, The Legal Landscape, Kelley Kronenberg & BCBA LGBTQ, 2020
  • Speaker, Lawyers for Literacy, Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association, 2020
  • Law & Ethics Update, 2016

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