More About Jessica Gomez
Jessica was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her upbringing taught her about the virtue and value of serving others from an early age. She decided that she would make use of her gifts through a career as a lawyer. She began her path towards her legal career by attending Coral Reef Senior High, a prestigious mega magnet school. There she become a student in the Legal and Public Affairs Academy. In high school she began volunteering in the Miami-Dade County Teen Court Program where she took on the role as as a defense attorney representing teens facing juvenile delinquency charges. She also became part of the Peer Mediation Program in school in order to assist fellow students deal with conflict resolution through mediation.
In college, Jessica concentrated her studies on legal philosophy, political science, and international relations. Her goal was not only to understand the law at its foundation, but to understand how the historical development of our legal system presently impacted her community. Through her focused studies, she earned a Certificate in Law, Ethics, & Society as well as a Certificate in Latin American & Caribbean Culture Studies. Jessica’s desire to be able to assist more people in her ever changing South Florida community also led her to take courses to learn the language of Brazilian Portuguese.
Jessica became a summer intern in the Senior Citizen Law Project at Coast to Coast Legal Aid during the summer following her first year of law school. She assisted attorneys that represented low income seniors with issues such as housing, consumer debt, abuse, medical and health benefits, and immigration. Jessica became a recipient of the Pro Bono Honor Award through her law school for dedicating over 300 hours of volunteer work to the project. Jessica also became a participant in the Business Practice clinic after earning her status as a certified legal intern through the Florida Bar. Through the clinic, she interned at a litigation firm where she learned to hone her skills both in and out of the courtroom. In school, Jessica was the Vice President of the Hispanic Law Student Society, now known as the Hispanic Student Bar Association. She was also a member of Florida Association for Women Lawyers, commonly known as FAWL.
As an attorney, Jessica has focused her practice on the foreclosure field and this focus led her to become an associate for Loan Lawyers. She advocates for and zealously defends people who may be at risk of losing their homes. Jessica strives to help her clients comprehend the foreclosure process and works on presenting solutions for the struggles that her clients face.
In her spare time, Jessica continues to give back to her community as an pro bono volunteer and serving the homeless community of Miami. Jessica also decided to further her studies in order to continue to cater to her clients needs by enrolling in a Masters of Law program specializing in Real Estate law which she will be completing this fall.
- Undergraduate: Florida International University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy
- Law School: Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor Degree
- Law School: University of Illinois at Chicago, John Marshall Law School, L.L.M. Degree in Real Estate Law (in process)
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida