Jessica Gillespie

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

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

North Dakota Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Before you call a medical malpractice lawyer, understand the North Dakota laws that could affect your case.
Mississippi Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Before you call a medical malpractice lawyer, get an understanding of Mississippi's relevant time limits and laws.
Missouri Medical Malpractice Laws & 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 Missouri.
Hawaii Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Learn about the statute of limitations and other relevant Hawaii laws regarding medical malpractice lawsuits.
Delaware Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
An introduction to the laws and statutory rules governing medical negligence claims in Delaware.
District of Columbia Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Find out what steps you'll need to take to file a negligence lawsuit against a medical professional in Washington, D.C.
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Learn about the statute of limitations and other relevant Connecticut laws regarding medical malpractice lawsuits.
Arkansas Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Find out what steps you'll need to take to file a negligence lawsuit against a medical professional in Arkansas.
Alabama Medical Malpractice Laws & 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 Alabama.
Alaska Medical Malpractice Laws & Statutory Rules
Learn about the statute of limitations and other relevant Alaska laws regarding medical malpractice lawsuits.