ACDL Attorney, Jessica Jansepar Ross

Each DD Network Newsletter will highlight a staff member from one of the partnering agencies to recognize their hard work and dedication in exemplifying the mission of the Network to work collectively and collaboratively to foster the independence, advocacy and community integration of individuals with developmental disabilities. This Summer 2014 edition spotlights Arizona Center for Disability Law’s new attorney, Jessica Jansepar Ross.

Jessica Jansepar Ross

Jessica Jansepar RossJessica Jansepar Ross is a newly licensed attorney, graduating cum laude from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in May 2013. During law school, she was an executive note editor on the Arizona Law Review. Jessica has a demonstrated commitment to public service. She participated in the College of Law’s Immigration Law Clinic and Immigrant Workers’ Rights Project, assisting individuals seeking U-Visa status and informing workers of their rights under the law. She was also a member of the Human Rights Committee for the DES Division of Developmental Disabilities from 2010-2014.

Jessica is no stranger to the Center: she served as a law clerk in the Tucson office her first year of law school summer and briefly as a contract attorney before becoming a full-time staff member this year. Her practice includes assisting clients with employment, fair housing, accessibility, and special education issues.