Jessica Needles graduated with honors from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN with a double major in Communications and French. She spent her junior year studying abroad in Angers, France, home to the Château d’Angers, Verdun Bridge, and Cointreau. She adored every minute of her time abroad and still dreams of one day living above the Shakespeare and Company bookstore on Paris’s Left Bank.
After graduating, Jessica joined the Peace Corps and spent two years working as an English teacher in Sokal, Ukraine. She got to stand in Maidan Square at the height of the Orange Revolution, where she was inspired by the tenacity and courage of the Ukrainian people.
Jessica returned home and began graduate studies at Columbia University Teachers College as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Fellow. The program required her to work full-time during the day in a New York City public school, so she taught freshmen and sophomore English at John Jay High School in Brooklyn while attending graduate classes in the evening.
After getting her master’s degree, Jessica moved to Media, PA, and got her Paralegal Certificate from Villanova University. In 2015, she began working at Dalton & Associates as a paralegal. She enrolled in the evening division program at Widener University Delaware Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 2021.
Jessica is admitted to practice law in Delaware and Pennsylvania and currently focuses on plaintiffs’ medical malpractice and asbestos-related litigation. She loves rescue dogs, kickboxing, and the beach.
Best Lawyers of America
1993 - 2020
Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Wilmington, DE 2009
Fellow-Litigation Counsel of
Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Delaware
Best Lawyer in America - Medical Malpractice
Top Ten Lawyers in Delaware
Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury
2009, 2012, 2015
American Association of Justice
Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractic Plaintiff
Delaware Today's Top Lawyer Medical Malpractice for Plaintiff and Personal Injury 2020
Delaware Today's Top Lawyer Medical Malpractice for Plaintiff, Personal Injury & Corporate Law 2021