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Jessica Vickers joined Manning Fulton in September 2014. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation, employment litigation, insurance coverage litigation and professional negligence matters. Specifically, she assists clients in contract disputes, corporate disputes, franchise disputes, antitrust disputes and other general business disputes. When necessary she litigates insurance coverage actions for individual and business insureds to help them procure policy benefits. Jessica represents clients in state and federal courts and the North Carolina Business Court. She uses her experience as a clerk at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to help clients develop strategies for navigating legal issues and find effective resolutions both in and out of the courtroom.




  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude, Campbell Law Review
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Economics and History, 2009, cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2012

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association Member
  • Wake County Bar Association Member
    • Board Member (2019-2022)
    • Bar Awards, Chairperson (2017 & 2018)
    • Bar Awards, Silent Auction Co-Chair (2016)
    • Strategic Planning Committee, Member (2018 & 2019)
    • History Committee, Member (2015-2017)
  • Best Lawyers: One’s to WatchCommercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Labor & Employment Litigation (since 2021)

Prior Experience and Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Jones, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge, EDNC (2012-2014)

Community Engagement

Methodist Home for Children (2015-2023)

  • Board Governance Committee Chair (2018-2020)
  • Methodist Home Foundation, Board Member (2018 & 2019)

Edenton Street United Methodist Church

  • Member
  • Trustees Committee Member

Representative Matters

Represented the spouse beneficiary of ERISA Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy to procure policy benefits.  At summary judgment, the federal district court ruled in favor of the beneficiary and directed that the insurance company pay the $1 million policy limit due and owing under the policy.  The insurance company did not appeal the court’s decision.

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