Jessica L. Holzer was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. She graduated from Yuma High School in 2003 and thereafter attended Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University (extended Yuma campus) where she studied business administration.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, Jessica spent 5 years at the Yuma County Superior Court, first as a deputy courtroom clerk and then a bailiff/judicial specialist. During this time, Jessica worked closely with judges, commissioners, court staff, attorneys, litigants, law enforcement, and the general public.
Jessica left Yuma in August 2014 to attend law school in Chicago. While in law school, Jessica held legal internships for the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois and the Uniform Law Commission. Jessica also completed judicial externships at the Arizona Court of Appeals Division 1 for the Honorable Andrew W. Gould and the Cook County Circuit Court Chancery Division for the Honorable Anna H. Demacopoulos. Among other activities, Jessica was highly involved in Moot Court, the Student Bar Association executive board, and her law school’s mediation/alternative dispute resolution clinic where she became a certified mediator in Cook County, Illinois.
In the spring of 2017, Jessica graduated law school, returned to Arizona, and began a judicial clerkship at the Arizona Court of Appeals Division 1 for Judges Lawrence F. Winthrop, Maria Elena Cruz, and Jennifer B. Campbell. While at the Court of Appeals, she reviewed lower court records for possible error, analyzed various types of legal issues, evaluated evidence, and drafted decisions for the court. This experience gave Jessica the opportunity to sharpen her legal analysis, research, and writing skills. After completing her clerkship, Jessica accepted a position at Carvana, LLC where she reviewed, edited, drafted, and negotiated a variety of vendor contracts and partnership agreements on behalf of the company.
In March 2019, Jessica began prosecuting criminal misdemeanor offenses in Yuma County as a deputy county attorney. While at the Yuma County Attorney’s Office, Jessica became knowledgeable of misdemeanor crimes and gained both bench and jury trial experience.
A year later, Jessica joined Bowman, Smith & Kallen, P.L.L.C., as an associate attorney, where she focuses primarily on civil matters.
Although a relatively new attorney, Jessica has spent over 11 years working in the legal system. During that time, she proudly served in diverse roles which provided her a unique perspective of the legal system and allowed her to develop numerous skills useful in stressful situations. Her well-rounded education and experience give her a rare combination of knowledge and practical skills that are valuable to the legal profession.
When not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and especially her dog, Indiana. She also enjoys exploring northern Arizona and goes off-roading and camping.