Attorney Profile:

Jessica P. Butkera

Jessica P. Butkera: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Biography

Jessica Butkera's practice focuses on general defense litigation, torts coverage, premises liability, and complex toxic tort matters involving exposure to lead paint and other hazardous substances. She brings comprehensive experience and a wide-ranging legal background to the firm. Jessica litigates complex lawsuits in the state and federal courtrooms of Maryland and the District of Columbia, offering clients broad perspective and the myriad benefits associated with her extensive bench and jury trial experience.

Jessica has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including trials. A representative sampling of her successes include:
•Successfully obtaining a defense verdict for a local, professional sports team in a premises liability case.
•Following a one-week trial, successfully obtaining a defense verdict for a hospital in a medical-malpractice emergency medicine and abdominal surgery matter.
•Successfully obtaining a defense verdict for a hospital in a medical-malpractice informed consent case.
•Obtaining summary judgment in an automobile accident defense matter.
•Securing a directed verdict on behalf of an insured driver in a multi-vehicle collision.
•Recovering a client's defense costs and fees after successfully utilizing a Rule 68 Offer of Judgment.
•Securing a dismissal in a medical malpractice case on the basis that the Plaintiff had not complied with the Health Claims statute by first filing in the Health Claims Alternative Dispute Resolution Office (HCADRO).

After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law, Jessica clerked for the Hon. Audrey J.S. Carrion in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, Maryland. She is actively involved in a number of legal and professional organizations, including the Defense Research Institute, Maryland Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar, and more. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Bar Foundation and the Bar Association of Baltimore City's Communications and News Journal Committee. Jessica maintains an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers each year since 2013. The National Trial Lawyers named Jessica to its Top 40 under 40 list in 2016.

Honors

•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
•The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2016
•Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2017

Community Involvement

•Delta Gamma Baltimore Alumnae Association, Vice President of Finance
•Delta Gamma Fraternity
•Delta Gamma Foundation
•University of Maryland School of Law National Trial Team
•Canton Community Association
•USA Triathlon
•Alzheimer's Association

News

•Goldberg Segalla Welcomes Jessica P. Butkera
January 5, 2017

Achievements

•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers
December 19, 2016

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Toxic Torts
  • General Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
443.615.7517  Phone
443.615.7599  Fax
www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/jessica-p-butkera
University Attended:
The George Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2007
Year of First admission:
2007
Admission:
2007, Maryland; District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Memberships:

Professional Affilaitions

•Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc., Board of Trustees, 2016-2017
•Bar Association of Baltimore City: Communications and News Journal Committee, 2015-present; Personal Injury Litigation Committee, 2013-present
•Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
•Baltimore County Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar
•Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
•National Association of Professional Women

ISLN:
919973730

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 10 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/13/16 in Medical Malpractice

    Jessica is an incredibly talented attorney who puts the needs of her client first without compromising the integrity of her work. Read more

    Jessica is an incredibly talented attorney who puts the needs of her client first without compromising the integrity of her work.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 04/13/16 in Defense Litigation

    Jessica is an exceptional attorney who demonstrates good judgment, talent and a high level of skill in all of her dealings. She is a credit to the legal community and I... Read more

    Jessica is an exceptional attorney who demonstrates good judgment, talent and a high level of skill in all of her dealings. She is a credit to the legal community and I am honored to refer to her as a colleague.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 04/06/16 in Personal Injury Defense

    Very capable. Read more

    Very capable.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 03/29/16 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 03/29/16 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/29/16 in Civil Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/06/16 in Civil Litigation

    Was involved in two cass with her; one as co-defense cousel and one as adversaries. Both times she was prepared, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. Read more

    Was involved in two cass with her; one as co-defense cousel and one as adversaries. Both times she was prepared, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with.

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/06/16 in Civil Litigation

    Was involved in two cass with her; one as co-defense cousel and one as adversaries. Both times she was prepared, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. Read more

    Was involved in two cass with her; one as co-defense cousel and one as adversaries. Both times she was prepared, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with.

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/05/16 in Defense Litigation

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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  • 3.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/29/16 in Personal Injury Defense

    A very pleasant, young attorney who has limited trial experience. Read more

    A very pleasant, young attorney who has limited trial experience.

    • Legal Knowledge

      3.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      3.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      3.0/5.0
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      3.0/5.0
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