Kalbaugh Pfund & Messersmith, P.C.


* JESSICA RELYEA
Partner


Richmond
Office Phone: 804.320.6300
Office Fax: 804.320.6312
Email: jessica.relyea@kpmlaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
Jessica joined KPM LAW in 2011. Her practice focuses primarily on representing restaurants and retail establishments in premises liability matters in both federal and state court in Virginia. She also oversees local counsel and manages cases for her clients in Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, West Virginia and North Carolina. Jessica is an active member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association. Prior to joining KPM LAW, Jessica spent three years practicing law in Northern Virginia. She earned her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was the student body president and captain of the National Trial Team. Prior to law school, Jessica attended the Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Journalism. Originally from Yardley, Pennsylvania, Jessica is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. Jessica lives in Glen Allen, Virginia with her husband Steve, and dog Maggie, whom they adopted from the Richmond SPCA

Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College B.A. in Journalism & Sociology, with distinction, 2005
  • Wake Forest University, School of Law J.D., 2008, The National Trial Team (Captain), Student Bar Association (President)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Industries

  • INSURANCE DEFENSE
  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
  • RESTAURANT AND RETAIL
  • MOTOR CARRIERS
  • COVERAGE AND FRAUD
  • AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY
  • PREMISES LIABILITY
  • PRODUCT LIABILITY
  • PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
  • AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARKS
  • EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW
  • CONSTRUCTION DEFECT
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