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Jessica A. Zeletes

Jess represents clients in construction, personal injury, and tort suits. Prior to joining McCollum Crowley, Jess was the judicial law clerk for a district count judge in Mankato, Minnesota. There, Jess was exposed to all areas of law and, more importantly, recognized what judges expect from professional and skilled attorneys.

Jess was raised in both Colorado and Minnesota, but has also lived in Rhode Island, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Georgia. She attended college at CSU in Fort Collins and went on to graduate with honors from Emory law in Atlanta. Jess believes that the key to effective communication and trust with clients is the ability to relate and understand their concerns and her well-rounded background helps foster these relationships.

Outside of practicing law, Jess prefers to spend time with her rescue pup and trying out new restaurants. She is also an avid recreational league kickball and softball player, snowboarder, golfer, and traveler.


  • Emory University School of Law (JD, with honors)
  • Colorado State University (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Academic and Pro Bono Honors
  • CALI Award for Legal Writing I & II, Tort Law, and Contract Law
  • Dean’s Award for Contract Drafting

Community Involvement

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
Super Lawyers Preeminent CLM DRI Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association