Durham Law Office

Diamond View II, 280 South Mangum Street, Suite 130, Durham, NC 27701

(919) 787-8880 Contact

Raleigh Law Office

3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27612

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About

Jessica Vickers has a wide-ranging litigation practice that includes complex business litigation, employment litigation and insurance coverage litigation. Specifically, she represents clients in franchise and license disputes ranging from discrete termination claims to significant multi-franchisee suits involving contract and disclosure disputes.  She also works with clients dealing with claims related to non-competes and other restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, and discrimination and retaliation.

Jessica represents individuals and companies from a variety of industries in business disputes 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.

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Credentials

Education

  • 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, Sponsorship Chair (2023)
    • Strategic Planning Committee, Member (2018 & 2019)
    • History Committee, Member (2015-2017)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: One’s to WatchCommercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Labor & Employment Litigation (2021-2024)
  • Manning Fulton Recruiting Committee Chair

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 Chair (2020-2023)
  • Methodist Home Foundation, Board Member (2018 & 2019)

Church on Morgan, Methodist Church

  • Trustees Committee (2020-2023)
  • 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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