CCHA’s Jessica Schnelker honored by Indiana Lawyer

POST DATE: 4.29.20

Church Church Hittle + Antrim is proud to congratulate Jessica Schnelker for her recognition as one of Indiana Lawyer’s 2020 Up and Coming Lawyers. Jessica is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Practice Section.

Each year, Indiana Lawyer recognizes the Leadership in Law honorees by profiling their accomplishments online -- read more about Jessica's feature here.

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As noted in the profile, Jessica recently joined Church Church Hittle & Antrim as a trial lawyer with experience representing clients at every stage in litigation: from initial case evaluations all the way through trial and appeals. Jessica has also has been active as an advocate for children as a guardian ad litem and as a supporter of the Riley Cheer Guild and other community engagement efforts. Additionally, she is active in the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and other bar and legal organizations.

In the Indiana Lawyer feature, Jessica also shares her thoughts on one law in Indiana she would change if she could, "I read that nearly a quarter of women in the United States go back to work within two weeks after giving birth. Law firms seem to be trending in the right direction by providing longer paid parental leave to employed parents, regardless of gender. However, access to paid parental leave is a luxury for most parents, and longer leave times are highly correlated with other economic privileges (like advanced degrees and the jobs that come with them). There is so much work left to be done on this front. If I could change one law, it would be to ensure that more families — ideally all families — have access to paid parental leave like the parents in many other developed countries around the world," writes Jessica Schnelker. Additionally, Jessica talks about how she prepares for a trial, advice she'd give her younger self and her obsession with mystery novels. Read the full feature here. In her life outside of work, Jessica enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with her friends and family.

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