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 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 was recognized for her commitment to her community by being awarded the Dean’s Community Service Award in 2015. She was highly involved in the law school’s Public Interest Student Board, serving as the organization’s Treasurer and helping to organize sponsored meals at the Community Soup Bowl in Tuscaloosa. The experience instilled in her an intense passion for helping those who suffer from hunger or food insecurity, and by extension all people who experience daily struggles like physical pain, mental illness or poverty.
Jessica channels that passion into her practice at Farris, Riley & Pitt. 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.