Monday, October 24, 2016

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Expands Litigation and Attorney Ethics Practice with the Addition of Jessica L. Beckwith

PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 24, 2016) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Jessica L. Beckwith has rejoined the firm as an associate in the Commercial Litigation department as well as the Ethics, Professional Licensing and Discipline Law Group.
Prior to returning to Phoenix and Jennings Strouss, Beckwith spent several years practicing law in California. She began her legal career at Jennings Strouss in 2008 as a Summer Associate, and was subsequently hired to the firm full-time as an Associate in 2009. Beckwith focuses her practice on commercial litigation, lawyer professional responsibility, state bar complaints, legal ethics, and bar admission and licensing issues.
“We are pleased to welcome Jessica back to Jennings Strouss,” stated John C. Norling, Managing Attorney of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. “Being familiar with the firm has made her integration seamless, and she is already providing valuable assistance to our commercial litigation and professional responsibility departments.”
In addition to commercial litigation and professional responsibility, Beckwith has experience assisting clients with real estate, environmental and public agency matters. She also has experience in working for the State Bar of California, Office of the Chief Trial Counsel, as both Deputy and Senior Trial Counsel, representing the State Bar of California and the Committee of Bar Examiners.
“After having the opportunity to begin my legal career at Jennings in 2009, I’m thrilled to move back to my hometown of Phoenix and rejoin this highly regarded firm,” said Beckwith. “I have spent the last six years practicing in Los Angeles gaining valuable experience that I will now use in my role at Jennings Strouss. I have always maintained strong ties to my hometown Phoenix community and am excited to once again serve the needs of clients in the Phoenix area and elsewhere.”
Beckwith is actively involved in community and business organizations in and around Phoenix and nationwide. She is currently a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and the Association of Discipline Defense Counsel. She also is a member of the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility, as well as a member of the Notre Dame Club of Phoenix. Her past affiliations include sitting on the Board of Directors for the Notre Dame Club of Phoenix from 2009-2010 and as a member of the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association from 2014-2016.
Beckwith earned a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2009 and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2006, receiving the distinction of cum laude.

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., has been providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include agribusiness; automobile dealership law, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal ethics; litigation; professional liability defense; real estate; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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