Jessica Giulitto is a trial lawyer in Kirkland’s Chicago office and focuses on litigating complex commercial cases. She has represented clients at the trial court and appellate levels in both single-plaintiff claims and sprawling class actions and multi-district litigation. Her experience includes antitrust litigation and investigations, employment litigation, toxic torts, product liability, fraud litigation, ADA disputes and contract disputes.

Jessica also has experience representing professional sports teams including the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Rams. She recently second-chaired a trial resulting in a complete defense victory for the Cubs, a win that received Litigator of the Week runner-up acknowledgement.

Jessica also maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing clients in significant Section 1983 litigation. She was a key member of the trial team that secured a $19.3 million judgment for a woman subjected to sexual abuse while incarcerated at Logan Correctional Center in Illinois. The historic verdict received a Litigator of the Week win and significant media attention, including from the Chicago Tribune.

Jessica received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated with honors. Before joining Kirkland, Jessica clerked on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for the Honorable James S. Gwin.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Ohio
  • 2016Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2016

    Edward W. Hinton Moot Court Champion, 2015

    Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, 2015–2016

  • The Ohio State UniversityB.A., Political Science & International Studies; Spanish Minorsumma cum laude2013