Jessica Colombo works to deter misconduct and fraud by representing individuals and institutional investors in complex securities and consumer protection class actions.
In addition, Jessica’s practice includes representing whistleblowers in cases involving the False Claims Act, and she contributes to the firm’s appellate practice. She is also a part of the firm’s team that represents dozens of governmental entities, including states, cities, towns, counties and townships in litigation against several pharmaceutical drug manufacturers and distributors for the alleged deceptive marketing and distribution of highly addictive prescription opioids.
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Jessica served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bethany J. Alvord of the Connecticut Appellate Court. She gained additional experience in complex consumer fraud and product liability litigation while serving as a Motley Rice law clerk in 2016. She also interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut.
While completing her legal studies, Jessica served as Executive Editor of the Connecticut Law Review, a member of the Public Interest Law Group, and a volunteer with the International Refugee Assistance Project. She also represented criminal defendants in the University of Connecticut School of Law Criminal Trial Clinic. She received multiple CALI awards in Lawyering Process, Torts, Estate Plan/Tax Practice, and Trademark Law.
Jessica previously worked as a toll collector for the New York State Thruway Authority, where she was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 72.
Litigation AreasConsumer Fraud Protection Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Securities Class Actions Technology & Media Whistleblower
J.D. with high honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2017
B.A. cum laude, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2014
- New York
Admitted to Practice Before
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association