Jessica Pruitt Koehler is engaged in an active litigation practice that encompasses insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, products liability defense and general commercial litigation.
Before starting at the firm, Koehler served a two-year term as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Kristine G. Baker at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Koehler earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class and summa cum laude in 2015. While in law school, Koehler served as the Articles Editor for the Arkansas Law Review and as a teaching assistant in Civil Procedure. Her article, “CAFA-nated: A Jittery Interpretation of Forum Selection in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles,” 68 Ark. L. Rev. 511, 530 (2015), was published in the Arkansas Law Review.
She is a member of the American, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations.
Koehler is from Little Rock, Arkansas, where she graduated from Pulaski Academy. While attending Vanderbilt University, where she earned degrees in English and Human & Organizational Development, Koehler served as the Vice President of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Koehler was included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.
Koehler was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades in law school: the Judge Thomas F. Butt Legal Excellence Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure, the James H. Mckenzie Award for Professional Responsibility and Ethics and the T.C. & Rosemary Carson Memorial Award for Constitutional Law.