Pittsburgh, PA
535 Smithfield Street, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2302
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Philadelphia, PA
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 605
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 227-2591

Michael Palombo

Direct Dial: 412-395-1264
Email: jmichael@cdblaw.com

Jessica Michael

Areas of Practice:
Jessica B. Michael is an associate practicing in the areas of labor and employment law, as well as general litigation.

Education and Professional Background:
Point Park University (magna cum laude, B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications, 1998)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2012)
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 2012.
Also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County Bar Association
ACBA Young Lawyers Division Council
ACBA Labor & Employment Section
Allegheny County Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Fellow
ACBF Attorneys Against Hunger committee

Professional Background

Jessica was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 2012 following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she received the CALI Award of Excellence in Employment Law and served as an editor on the Journal of Technology Law & Policy. She also served as the professional liaison for the Criminal Law Society; a fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, teaching local high school students about constitutional issues; and interned for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd.

After law school, Jessica worked for Pittsburgh law firms, concentrating her practice on employment and labor matters in state and federal court, before the Civil Service Commission, in grievance arbitration, and at the National Labor Relations Board. And prior to joining Campbell Durrant Beatty Palombo & Miller, P.C., she managed her own solo practice and helped small businesses with contract disputes. She has counseled clients on a variety of claims, including discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour laws, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Amendment claims, defamation, criminal violations, and wrongful termination.

On A Personal Note...

Jessica grew up in Beaver County, and after graduating from Point Park, she moved to Pittsburgh to work as a copy editor for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Her background there has served to hone her ability to spot issues and manage time crunches.

When she's not at home in Pleasant Hills practicing violin and baking fattening desserts, she's traveling abroad and trying all the local delicacies, including Iceland's infamous hákarl (fermented shark).