Meet Jessica Lynn Stertzer


Jessica Lynn Stertzer is an Associate Attorney at Slater Slater Schulman advocating for survivors of sexual abuse. With prior experience representing survivors of trauma, Jessica primarily represents survivors of adult sexual abuse.

Jessica is passionate about equal justice and committed to advocating for those in need. She creates an empowering space for survivors to tell their stories and communicate their legal goals. Jessica ensures her clients are confident in her role as their advocate, explaining each step of the litigation process and how she will represent their best interests.

Prior to Slater Slater Schulman, Jessica represented low-income tenants facing eviction in New York County Housing Court. Through civil litigation, she frequently represented communities of color, immigrants, single-parent households, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and other low-income individuals and families at risk of homelessness. Additionally, she represented immigrants charged with non-violent misdemeanors in deportation proceedings through Cardozo’s Immigration Justice Clinic and volunteered for the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Texas assisting detained mothers and their children with asylum claims.

Jessica received her B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from Williams College and her J.D. from Cardozo School of Law, where she was awarded the Dean’s merit scholarship and received an award for best-written work in civil advocacy. Jessica joined the Slater Slater Schulman team in April 2023 and is licensed to practice in New York and Washington D.C.


  • New York
  • Washington D.C.

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Juris Doctor Degree – Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A. in Spanish and International Studies – Williams College

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