Jessy Tallant advocates for victims who suffered health problems, or sadly lost their lives due to dangerous medical drugs and devices. She also works with victims of child sex abuse and human trafficking.
Jessy’s advocacy includes representing individuals harmed by products used in surgery such as circular surgical staplers. She is part of the team representing families whose babies suffered health complications after ingesting recalled baby formula. She is also on the team representing women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talc-based powders for feminine hygiene. Finally, Jessy works to protect the rights of children and adults who experienced abuses by individuals within the hospitality industry, institutions, and religious entities.
Jessy is a former Motley Rice law clerk. Prior to joining Motley Rice, she was an intern with the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, where she performed research in support of litigation. She also gained experience during law school as a student practitioner in the Wake Forest University Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic. There, she negotiated with a landlord to prevent a client’s eviction, and she secured the reinstatement of various wrongfully terminated government benefits for clients.
While in law school, she served as the Senior Notes and Comments Editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy and was active in moot court competitions. She was a four-time Dean Reynolds award recipient for earning the highest grade in a law school class. Prior to law school, she studied public health, interned at the CDC, and led one of UGA’s largest student-run nonprofit organizations.