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Jessica L. Kometz


Jessica L. Kometz


Practice Groups

Class Action/Multidistrict Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation/Advice, Trust and Estates Litigation

Industry Groups

Financial Services, Health Care, Non-Profit Organizations


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

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. 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.

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. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • 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


Representative Cases

Part of a team who obtained a favorable settlement for clients contesting the validity of a will and trust.

Part of a team who successfully litigated the question of where a decedent would be buried.

Successfully represented a nominated personal representative in seeking appointment when the decedent had only signed the self-proved affidavit portion of a will.

Part of a team who successfully represented a large corporation in an investigation by the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights involving race and religious discrimination claims.

Successfully represented a large corporation in an investigation by the St. Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity involving disability, national origin, and public assistance discrimination claims.

Professional & Civic

Bar Associations

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

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

Civic Involvement

  • The Advocates for Human Rights, 2019-present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2018-present
  • Tubman, 2018-present



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


  • Mom Always Liked You Best: Tips from Experienced Trust Litigators for Estate Planners and Trustees, co-presenter with A.I. Silver, N.M. Abramson, and C.D. Marshall, private company, February 11, 2020
  • 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