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Jessica B. Finley

  • Associate


Metairie, LA





Jessica B. “Jessie” Finley grew up in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.  After graduating Belle Chasse High School, she attended Louisiana State University, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Sociology.  Jessie received her Juris Doctorate and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a national organization recognizing oral advocacy and brief writing skills.  During law school, Jessie competed in the Robert Lee Tullie Moot Court Competition and won the Overall Best Brief Award with her partner in 2016.  She also competed as a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy team for one year and Admiralty Moot Court Team for two years.  As an Admiralty Moot Court team member, Jessie and her teammates won the Overall Best Brief Award in 2017, and in 2018, won the Overall Best Brief Award and the John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition.  Jessie also participated in LSU Law’s Prosecution Clinic, where she was sworn in under Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX as a Special Assistant District Attorney, ran the LSU Law Tailgate Club for two years, and was a member of the Moot Court Board.

Areas Of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • General Casualty
  • Construction
  • Commercial Automobile and Trucking
  • Employment Law and Business

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2018


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • JD, Doctor of Jurisprudence - 2018
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2015
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans
  • Association of Women Attorneys