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Associate - Jessica L. Ritter

Jessica L. Ritter


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Jessica Ritter represents boards of education in both general and special education matters, as well as labor disputes and employment litigation arising in the education context.  Jessica has negotiated certified and non-certified collective bargaining agreements on behalf of numerous boards of education and has represented public employers in arbitrations and in a wide variety of administrative proceedings before various state agencies.  Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Jessica represented school clients in Connecticut and Massachusetts with a primary focus in education, civil litigation and labor and employment matters. 

Prior to attending law school, Jessica served as a volunteer with AmeriCorps in the greater Boston area. She also worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee, where she reviewed and analyzed budgets of Massachusetts' educational state agencies and drafted recommendations on legislation to the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee.


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Schools & Education; 2014-2015

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut School Attorneys Council: President; 2013
  • Oliver Ellsworth American Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Connecticut Housing Investment Fund, Board of Directors; 2012-present
  • Wish School Tutor
  • Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. Pro Bono Security Deposit Clinic

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Practice Areas


  • University of Connecticut, J.D., 2006
  • Trinity College, B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, District of MA
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