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Jessica Claire
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Professional Experience
Career Law Clerk, 07/1996 to Current
Brooks Law Group Winter Haven, FL,

Career Law Clerk to Chief Judge James E. Shadid, March 2011- present

Career Law Clerk to Judge Michael M. Mihm, August 1996-September 1998; September 1999-March 2011

Law Clerk to Judge Joe B. McDade, September 1998-September 1999

Accountable for assisting the Court during all phases of federal civil and criminal litigation, including

employment agreements, employee benefits, discrimination, civil rights, municipal liability, Section 1983, qui tam, False Claims Act, antitrust, administrative procedure, environmental, land use, and prisoner litigation, managing civil and criminal dockets, conducting legal research, drafting opinions for issuance by the Court, reviewing and advising the Court regarding pending motions, mentoring student interns and term lawclerks, assisting other chambers and court units upon request. Developed Rules and Administrative Procedures and assisted in attorney training for Electronic Filing in the Central District. Co-Chaired Local Rules and Procedures Committee. Selected as member of National Judges Information Technology Committee Advisory Group and Inside the Federal Courts Review Group.

Associate Attorney, 05/1995 to 07/1996
City Of Enid, Ok Enid, OK,

Conducted legal research, document review, depositions, and discovery for case litigation. Drafted discovery documents, pleadings, and motions. Managed documents in complex litigation and maintained computer support systems.

Project Assistant, 01/1992 to 04/1995
Bed Bath & Beyond Cedar Rapids, IA,

Provided administrative and research support to staff, Board of Directors, and committees. Administered and coordinated professional certification program for American Society for Healthcare Materials Management. Prepared and reviewed technical documents and summaries of relevant health care legislation. Collaborated in programming, planning, and logistics for Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Clerk, 04/1990 to 1992
Henry M. Grannan, Chartered City, STATE,

Assisted in the preparation and recording of estate plans, real estate transactions, and tax documents. Provided administrative and research support to four attorneys. Maintained library and client files.

Licenses and Professional Associations
  • Admitted to Illinois State Bar, 1995
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1998
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Central & Southern Districts Bar Association

J.D.: , Expected in 1995
Northwestern University School of Law - Chicago, Illinois

Arlyn Minor Moot Court Competition, Finalist; Northwestern University Alumni Association, Member; NUSL Clerkship Program, Mentor.

B.A. with Honors Distinction: , Expected in 1992
Loyola University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Dean's List; Sociology Department Internship with Chicago Police Department; Loyola University Alumni Association Volunteer

Community Involvement
  • Member, Dunlap CUSD #323 District Leadership Team
  • Co-President, Dunlap Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • President, Hickory Grove Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Leader, Girl Scout Juniors Troop #4041
  • Volunteer, St. Jude

Chief Judge James E. Shadid

United States District Court

100 N.E. Monroe Street

Peoria, Illinois 61602

Office: (309) 671-4227

Judge Michael M. Mihm

United States District Court

100 N.E. Monroe Street

Peoria, Illinois 61602

Office: (309) 671-7113

Tara Canty

Senior Vice President, Government Relations

OSF Healthcare Systems

800 N.E. Glen Oak Avenue

Peoria, Illinois 61603

Cell: (309) 678-8347

Lisa C. Vilatte

Deputy Chief U.S. Probation

100 N.E. Monroe Street

Peoria, Illinois 61602

Cell: (309) 657-5994

Sarah P. Herlihy, Partner

Kirkland & Ellis

300 N. LaSalle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60654

Office: (312) 862-7089

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School Attended
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • Loyola University of Chicago
Job Titles Held:
  • Career Law Clerk
  • Associate Attorney
  • Project Assistant
  • Clerk
  • J.D.
  • B.A. with Honors Distinction

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