Attorney Jessica Ra was born in New York City and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina all her life and thus, has a true love and sense of home for this city. She has a passion for connecting with people and serving and fighting for their rights through practical, legal remedies, so as to help individuals gain a sense of being made whole again through the law. There is no better form of empathy and zeal for fighting for another than having yourself successfully overcome trauma utilizing the law. Accordingly, being that Jessica, herself has utilized the law to right the wrongs that have been bestowed upon her she is uniquely in the position to understand the plight of those wronged and the vulnerability they face every day. She applies her fervor for gaining justice to the situation with an appropriate balance of empathy, compassion, and virtue. As a Christian, God is always her center of focus, and she prioritizes and seeks to apply these values to all aspects of her life, especially in the service of another. Accordingly, all that Jessica is and has gone through makes her an impeccable fit for our team at Guirguis Law.
Jessica’s success in fighting for others was preceded by her devotion to her academics in order to ensure that she had by His Grace the necessary knowledge to use when fighting for our clients in and outside of the Courtroom. Accordingly, it is no surprise that Jessica graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Psychology. Expanding onto her deep curiosity and interest for people and relationships, but balancing it with her pragmatic nature, she decided to attend law school and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, making her a double Tarheel. Now, although our founding attorney is a graduate from North Carolina State University, they are still excellent comrades and team members in and outside of the courtroom for our dear clients, (although it’s a different story when it comes to the basketball court.)
Before joining Guirguis Law Firm, Attorney Jessica Ra practiced in the corporate legal environment and was also an entrepreneur, co-owning her own business in the restaurant industry, which was even featured in an article by the Food Network. Her experience and education have made her a perfect fit for Guirguis Law as a Criminal Defense & Civil Litigator. In her free time, she enjoys exploring delicious cuisines, yoga, writing poetry, and spending time with family and friends.