Goodell DeVries is pleased to welcome our newest associate, Jessica Ayd, to the firm's Medical Malpractice Practice Group.
Jessica focuses her practice on the defense of health care providers and institutions in medical malpractice litigation. She has experience in all aspects of complex civil litigation in matters before state and federal courts and has served as first chair in several jury trials.
Prior to joining Goodell DeVries, Jessica was a civil litigation attorney at a private law firm where she concentrated her practice in general liability defense, medical malpractice, and construction. Before entering private practice, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Arlene Coppadge and the Honorable Robert Coonin of Family Court of the State of Delaware.
Jessica was also a volunteer for the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of the Fiji Islands, where she served as Health Promotion Advocate at the Lelean Memorial School. In that role, Jessica designed and facilitated adolescent reproductive health classes.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2011) and the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A., summa cum laude, 2006).
Jessica was named to the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list for 2021, and she was selected as a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers in 2019.