Jessica K. Vander Velde, Associate


Jessica Vander Velde is a member of Quarles & Brady’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, though her practice extends far beyond traditional commercial litigation matters. She focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities, and financial services litigation, handling disputes for a variety of clients spanning the securities, banking, franchise, construction and retail sales industries.

Jessica has experience defending clients against various state and federal consumer protection claims, including claims arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. She has represented franchisors in contract disputes, enforcement of non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants, actions to protect intellectual property and confidential information and other business torts. And she has litigated trust and estate disputes, product liability, landlord/tenant disputes, construction defect cases and complex foreclosure actions.

In addition to her litigation practice, Jessica advises corporations on lobbying, campaign finance, ethics and other compliance matters.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2017)
    • Stetson Law Review (Recent Developments Editor)
    • Stetson Moot Court Board (Member)
  • University of Florida (B.S., 2007)
    • Major: Journalism
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • The Florida Bar (Member)
  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member)
  • The Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Ferguson-White Inn of Court (Member)
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