Jessica Gillespie

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Jessica Gillespie is a Legal Editor and Nolo’s Research Director. Her articles appear on,, and

Education. Jessica received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and an M.A. in United States History from North Carolina State University. She also did doctoral work in history at the University of Tennessee, where she focused her research on Progressive Era reform movements in the Appalachian South.

Working at Nolo. Jessica joined the Nolo Editorial team in 2014. At Nolo, Jessica conducts legal research and writes and edits articles across many areas of practice, including estate planning, criminal law, and personal injury. She is also the current editor of Nolo’s Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business and a cocreator of many of Nolo’s online legal forms, including the online LLC and online corporation formation services.

Before Nolo. In addition to her background in academia, Jessica has years of experience working in law libraries. Before coming to Nolo, Jessica managed the U.S., E.U., and U.N. documents collections at New York University’s Law Library and worked in the library of a large law firm in Richmond, Virginia, where she provided technical services support and research assistance to attorneys and staff.

Articles By Jessica Gillespie

Delaware Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
Considering a medical malpractice claim? Get the basics of Delaware medical malpractice law—the elements of a case, filing deadlines, the affidavit of merit, and more.
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
Think you've got a Connecticut medical malpractice case but have some questions? We'll tell you what you need to prove, how long you have to file, and more.
Alaska Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
Wondering how Alaska medical malpractice law works? We cover the statute of limitations, the elements you need to prove, damage caps, and more.
New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Learn the basics of New Hampshire medical malpractice law, including the elements of a claim, the filing deadline, and more.
Missouri Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Missouri's statute of limitations filing deadline for medical malpractice lawsuits, caps on damages in Missouri medical malpractice cases, and more.
West Virginia Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
Find out what steps you'll need to take to file a negligence lawsuit against a medical professional in West Virginia.
Tennessee Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
An introduction to the laws and statutory rules governing medical negligence claims in Tennessee.
South Dakota Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
Learn about the statute of limitations and other South Dakota laws affecting medical malpractice lawsuits.
South Carolina Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
Get an overview of the relevant laws, time limits, and procedural rules to bring a lawsuit against a doctor or other medical professional in South Carolina.
Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Laws and Statutory Rules
Before you call a medical malpractice lawyer, get an understanding of Rhode Island's relevant time limits and laws.