Jessica Pauline Butkera joined Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, L.L.C. as an associate in 2014. Her practice consists primarily of litigation in the areas of insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, personal injury, products liability, lead paint, and contractual disputes.
Prior to joining RSRM, Ms. Butkera was a trial attorney with Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC where she defended medical practice cases and prosecuted auto tort, lead paint, and premise liability cases, as well as handled commercial and contractual disputes. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law - where she was a National Champion at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Champions trial competition, an Articles Editor of the Maryland Law Review, an Asper Fellow for Chief Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and a recipient of the Law, Litigation and Advocacy Award - Ms. Butkera clerked For The Honorable Audrey J .S. Carrion in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, Maryland.
Ms. Butkera has been named a Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star® for 2013 and 2014. While there are more than 32,000 lawyers in Maryland, no more than 2.5% are selected for inclusion in Rising Stars.
Ms. Butkera is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Baltimore County Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar.
Outside of the office, Ms. Butkera volunteers her time to The University of Maryland School of Law National Trial Team and is an active supporter of Service for Sight through the Delta Gamma Foundation, which promotes sight preservation and assistance to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. She is also a member of the Alzheimer's Association National Alzheimer Advocate Network and the Canton Community Association. In addition to her professional and philanthropic activities, Ms. Butkera is a member of USA Triathlon and enjoys traveling, the outdoors, live music and cooking.