Jessica M. Barnes

Area of Emphasis

Jessica Barnes is an associate in the Litigation group of Babst Calland. Ms. Barnes practices in a variety of litigation practice areas, including commercial, construction, municipal, zoning and land use, and energy and natural resources. Ms. Barnes routinely represents clients in both state and federal court.


Ms. Barnes graduated summa cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 2021. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Oral Argument Award and earned four CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Research & Writing I, Evidence, AI Tools, and Law and Neuroscience. While at Duquesne Law, Ms. Barnes served on the Editorial Board as Business Manager and as a Junior Staff Member of Duquesne Law Review. She also served as a teaching assistant for first-year Legal Research & Writing students and as the Vice President of the Environmental Law Society. Ms. Barnes served as a summer intern and then summer associate at Babst Calland. She graduated from Heidelberg University in 2018, earning a B.S. in Environmental Science and Business Administration.

Memberships and Affiliations

Ms. Barnes is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. She is a member of the American Bar Association and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Litigation Section’s Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee’s Practice Points Subcommittee. Ms. Barnes is also a member of the Appalachia Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network.