Associate

Jessica Y. Kirkpatrick

Biography

Jessica Youngblood Kirkpatrick joined Lane & Waterman in 2022.  Her practice focuses primarily in transactional law including estate planning, probate, trust administration as well as real estate, corporate and limited liability company formation and governance and general business matters. Prior to joining Lane & Waterman, Jessica was an associate attorney at a boutique law firm in Southern California where she counseled and assisted clients with every aspect of estate planning, wealth management, probate, and trust administration.

Jessica is a member of the American Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Rock Island County Bar Association, and the Quad City Estate Planning Council. She values giving back to her community and is currently the Chair of the Rock Island Police Community Relations Commission. Jessica has long recognized the large-scale unmet need for legal services to low income and vulnerable populations and has previously volunteered with various bar associations and legal aid organizations, including Public Counsel’s Guardianship and Federal Pro Se Clinics in Los Angeles, to provide free or low-cost legal services to members of her community.

Jessica graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Political Science in 2003. After working in legal aid for almost 5 years, she attended the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where she received her J.D. in 2011.

Jessica is a Quad City native returning to the area in late 2020 after 20 years in Chicago and Los Angeles. She is happy to call the Quad Cities home (again) together with her husband Evan and daughters, Nova and Quinn.

 

Education

Education

University of Iowa (B.S, 2003)
The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2011)

Admissions

Admissions

Illinois – 2011
California – 2013

Professional Associations

Professional Associations

Member, American Bar Association
Member, California Lawyers Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Quad City Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

City of Rock Island Police Community Relations Commission
Two Rivers YMCA Branch Board of Advisors

Speeches & Publications