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Jessica L. Kometz


Jessica L. Kometz


Practice Groups

Employment Litigation/Advice, Trust and Estates Litigation, Consumer Law Defense

Industry Groups

Financial Services, Real Estate and Residential Property Management


Ms. Kometz focuses her practice in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation, and she assists families, businesses, and individuals in maneuvering through trust and estate conflicts.

In her employment practice, Ms. Kometz advises and represents clients in a wide spectrum of concerns, such as navigating reasonable accommodation requests, and has successfully defended harassment and discrimination claims in court and with various administrative agencies. In her trusts and estates practice, Ms. Kometz works with trust beneficiaries, trustees, and other fiduciaries in resolving will and trust conflicts and petitions for guardianship and/or conservatorship.

Ms. Kometz graduated magna cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law where she was a member of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review. During law school, Ms. Kometz argued her first case in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals while serving as an extern for the Honorable Daniel C. Moreno of the Fourth Judicial District and the Honorable Laura Nelson of the Second Judicial District.

Education & Admissions


  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
    • CALI Award recipient in Contracts
    • CALI Award recipient in Legal Research and Writing
    • Mitchell Hamline Law Review, Associate, 2015-2016, Vol. 42
    • Dorsey & Whitney Scholarship recipient, 2015-2017
  • St. Cloud State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota

Judicial Clerkships

  • Fourth Judicial District, The Honorable Daniel C. Moreno, Judicial Extern, Spring 2017
  • Second Judicial District, The Honorable Laura Nelson, Judicial Extern, Spring 2017

Professional & Civic

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Consumer Law Section
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Multi Housing Association
  • ACA International, Inc.
    • Members' Attorney Program

Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2018-present


Prepared In Anticipation – Taking Full Advantage of the Protections in Rule 26.02(d), co-author, Minnesota Defense, Winter 2017


  • Employment Law: Solutions for Top Complexities, presenter, NBI, Inc. national webcast CLE, March 20, 2019
  • Not Your Typical Dog and Pony Show: Service and Assistance Animals in Residential and Commercial Settings, presenter, Animal Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, March 12, 2018