Jessica Zorn was born near Detroit, Michigan and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 after studying economics, philosophy, and religious studies (and Italian cooking for a semester in Turin, Italy). Jessica became a southerner in 2010 when she joined the rest of her family in Birmingham, Alabama. Her domestic and international travels taught her to be adaptive, inquisitive and passionate about interacting with people of diverse ages, nationalities and backgrounds.
After college, Jessica helped maintain brokerage accounts at a boutique investment firm and then attended the University of Alabama School of Law on an academic scholarship. While in law school, Jessica was a member of the law school’s John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and competed on the Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court team in Miami, Florida and New York, New York.
Jessica has extensive jury trial experience and has represented clients in state, federal and appeals courts. She was recognized for her commitment to her clients when she was named a Rising Star Attorney by Birmingham Magazine in April, 2017. She was also listed among B-Metro Magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in 2018, and the Top Flight Attorneys by B-Metro in 2020. Jessica volunteers as a member of the Alabama Association for Justice and the Young Leadership Committee for the Birmingham branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She currently serves on the Executive Board of East Lake Community Development, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Birmingham which works to provide affordable housing to low and middle income families, the elderly and persons with special needs.
Jessica channels her passion for her community into her practice at Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP. She began as a law clerk with the firm in May, 2014 and has since focused her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation alongside senior partner Mr. Kirby Farris.