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Jessica E. Courtway


“When assisting clients in unraveling the complexities of construction law, I balance big-picture thinking with a highly detailed approach.”


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri


J.D., Washington University School of Law, cum laude, 2014, Washington University Global Studies Law Review, primary editor

B.A, English, Saint Louis University, magna cum laude, 2011


Jessica Courtway represents clients in a variety of construction matters, including construction litigation and arbitration, prosecution of mechanic’s liens, contract negotiation, and contractor licensing issues. She prioritizes frequent client interaction with a forward-thinking approach.

Since joining the firm upon graduation in 2014, Jessica has successfully prosecuted and defended arbitration claims on behalf of the firm’s clients. Jessica has also briefed and argued a case in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District.

In addition to her work within the firm, Jessica holds a number of leadership positions in professional and community organizations in the St. Louis area, including the National Association of Women in Construction, the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Young Lawyers Division. Jessica was recognized for her professional and community contributions by being named one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30.”

During law school, Jessica served as a judicial extern to Judge George W. Draper III of the Missouri Supreme Court. Jessica was a summer associate with Greensfelder for two summers before joining the firm full time.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Young Lawyers' Division, vice chair, 2017-19
  • Missouri Asian-American Bar Association, president, 2017-18
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • National Association of Women in Construction, former St. Louis Chapter Board of Directors member
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow, 2018

Community/Civic Activities

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, Big Sister
  • Girls on the Run of Greater St. Louis, Site Liaison

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Construction, 2018
  • 30 Under 30 Award, St. Louis Business Journal, 2018
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis YLD Award of Merit, 2016
  • Who's Who Diversity in Color, 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Immigration & Race
  • Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Award, 2012
  • Missouri Asian-American Bar Association’s "Diane Yu Scholarship & Service Award," 2014


Representative Matters

Recorded Appellate Decisions

  • Represented a supplier in overcoming a motion to stay the supplier’s mechanic’s lien enforcement lawsuit pending the arbitration between the project’s owner and general contractor. Shelter Products, Inc. v. OMNI Construction Company, Inc., 479 S.W.3d 189 (Mo. App. W.D. 2016).

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