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Jessica E. Smith


Attorney Jessica E. Smith handles family legal matters for JSDC Law Offices. Her areas of expertise include adoption, divorce, child custody, support, and protection from abuse orders, among other matters. At the core of her practice as a lawyer is her dedication to helping families. She likes to help people navigate difficult times in their lives. She aims to give clients direct, no-nonsense advice. She will always tell you what you need to hear, which might not always be what you want to hear. As a result, you can trust that Attorney Smith has your best interests at heart and will do her best to help you achieve the outcome you deserve.

Attorney Smith is a well-respected and well-liked advocate within the local legal community, including being recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. She grew up in Central Pennsylvania, and with the exception of going away to school, she has spent most of her life here. She was raised on the East Shore and now lives on the West Shore, so she is passionate about helping local families achieve the legal results they are looking for.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctorate - 2008
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2005
    • Major: Political Science
  • Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg, PA
    • 2001


  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Secretary, 2017
  • Young Lawyers Division Social Chair, 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania
  • Membership Coordinator, 2016 to 2017
  • William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court, 2013 to 2015


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star
  • Harrisburg Magazine’s Readers’ Choice in the categories of Best Divorce Attorney and Best Family Law Firm


  • Board member of the Central Pennsylvania chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Sustainer member and Past-President of the Junior League of Harrisburg
  • Committee member for the Pursuit of Justice Purse Auction benefiting the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Legal Center
  • YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Junior Board member, 2010-11
  • Keystone Mothers of Multiples (KMOM)


  • Dauphin County Children and Youth, Assistant Solicitor, 2014 to 2016

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