Jessica L. Sura

Biography

Jessica Sura tries cases and handles appeals for corporate and individual clients in Virginia courts.  She has extensive experience in all phases of litigation:  taking and defending depositions, motions practice, trying cases, litigating appeals, and negotiating favorable settlements.   
 
As part of her commercial litigation practice, Jessica prosecutes and defends breach of contract disputes, legal malpractice actions, and other business torts.  A former clerk with expertise in local practice and procedure, Jessica effectively partners with large international law firms on behalf of institutional clients.  
 
Jessica also devotes a significant part of her practice to fighting on behalf of people who have suffered serious personal injuries.  In particular, Jessica has substantial experience representing traumatic brain injury victims, as well as children who have experienced serious physical or psychological harm.     
 
Jessica maintains a robust pro bono practice.  Her clients have included domestic violence survivors, individuals struggling to recover their medical payments insurance coverage, and victims of unfair and deceptive consumer practices.

Professional Honors & Activities

Virginia State Bar, Member
Fairfax Bar Association, Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 2010 Trial Advocacy Award
Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Plaintiffs' Personal Injury from 2013 to 2016
Publication:  Don't Take the Bait: Why USDA Organic Certification is Wrong for Salmon, 34 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 589 (2009-2010) 

Representative Cases

  • Lee v. Spoden, 776 S.E.2d 798 (Va. 2015)