Professional Biography
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Jessica L. Everett-Garcia Partner

Member, Firmwide Executive Committee; Firmwide Chair, Litigation Practice

  • Phoenix

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    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788




Jessica Everett-Garcia has nearly 25 years of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer, representing some of the world’s most recognized companies. She is experienced at handling a wide range of business disputes (both in litigation and prelitigation), with particular emphasis on contract claims and business torts, including negligence, fraud, and fiduciary duty claims. Her experience extends to state and federal court matters, jury and non-jury trials, appeals, arbitrations, and government investigations. Jessica also often represents foreign companies in contract and business tort litigation brought in U.S. courts and arbitration proceedings.

In addition to her involvement in community and professional organizations, Jessica has devoted significant time and energy to leadership roles within Perkins Coie. She currently serves as firmwide chair, Litigation Practice and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Among other roles, Jessica was one of the founding subgroup chairs of Perkins Coie’s Women’s Forum and served in leadership roles with the forum for six years, including as the firmwide co-chair, has served on the Partner Compensation Committee, Associate and Counsel Evaluation Committee, Strategic Diversity Committee, Strategic Planning committees and task forces, and Professional Standards Committee.

Ranked by Chambers USA Four Years in a Row

Litigation: General Commercial

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA as "America's Leading Lawyer" for Litigation: General Commercial, 2020 – 2023
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation, 2016 – 2024
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Business Litigation and Professional Liability: Defense and Securities Litigation, 2023 
  • Listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Southwest Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Inaugural Women in Law Hackathon, team pitch awarded 2nd place in hackathon competition at Stanford Law School, 2016
  • Recipient of Jesse Udall Distinguished Service Award, 2013
  • Listed in Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011

Professional Leadership

  • Kellogg Advanced Leadership Program, 2019
  • Valley Leadership Institute, Class 39 Graduate, 2017 – 2018
  • Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments, 2018 - present
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Executive Leadership Program, 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona, Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, Former Member; Law School Outreach Committee, Former Chair
  • State Bar of Arizona Leadership Institute, Panel Member, 2008 – 2013
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Phoenix Chapter, Board Member, 2007 – 2012; one of the founding members of the Chapter’s Women in the Law Committee, 2007 – 2012, Committee Chair, 2010 – 2012
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member; Woman Advocate Committee, Member
  • The National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lorna E. Lockwood Inn of Court, Former Member

Community Involvement

  • Cricket Together, Elementary School Reading eMentor
  • Humane Society, Volunteer, 2014 – present
  • Girls on the Run of Maricopa County, Board Member, 2011 – 2014, Volunteer, 2011 – present
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Pro Bono Volunteer, 2002 – present
  • Lorna E. Lockwood Inn of Court, Member, 2002 – 2006
  • Arizona Town Hall, 2002 – present; Recorder, November 2002 Session





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1994


  • Spanish


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