Jessica advises clients in the private and public sector on environmental and land use issues. She provides strategic counsel on permitting and transactional matters, compliance issues, due diligence, and project development.
Jessica’s environmental experience spans a wide range of issues. She frequently works with a national utility to help them navigate the permitting of complex energy infrastructure projects in New England. In addition, Jessica advises a non-profit environmental group regarding a large tidal restoration project, and helps clients assess various waterfront permitting and planning concerns. She serves as part of the common counsel team on a Superfund site in New England, and advises public sector clients on solar development projects. Jessica is also a co-author on the MCLE treatise concerning Chapter 91 and waterfront rights in Massachusetts.
Jessica maintains an active pro bono practice. She is part of the legal team that successfully brought suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to compel issuance of a rule concerning graphic warning labels on tobacco products, and Jessica also works with Oceana to advance its goal of protecting the world’s oceans.
The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, 2021-2022 and Commercial Litigation Law, 2022
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015- present
Environmental Business Council Ascending Leader Award, 2020
American Bar Association
Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Planning Committee Member, Fall Conference 2019
Real Estate Litigation Section of American Bar Association, Assistant Editor, 2015-2018
Boston Bar Association
Environmental Law Committee, Hazardous and Solid Waste Committee Co-Chair; Former New Lawyers' Liaison, 2015-2017
Public Interest Leadership Program, 2017-2018
Eagle Hill Civic Association, Member
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Boston University School of Law, J.D. 2013
Executive Editor, Public Interest Law Journal
Brown University, B.A. 2007
Panelist, Stormwater Enterprise Funds and Permit Implementation – the MS4 and More, Boston Bar Association, October 2019
Panelist, Speed Networking with Environmental Lawyers, Boston Bar Association, February 2019.
Panelist, CLE: Environmental Standing, Part 1, Boston Bar Association, December 2018.
Panelist, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Boston University School of Law Career Conference, October 2018.
Panelist, Energy & Environmental Law Society, Boston University School of Law, 2017.
Jessica Wall and Travis Godwin, Seventh Circuit Takes a Second Look at CERCLA Liability after EPA Settlement, American Bar Association Journal of Real Estate Litigation and Condemnation, Winter 2014.
Jessica lives in East Boston with her husband. In her spare time, she can be found cooking, reading, practicing yoga, or hiking in the National Parks.