Jessica Hepburn Sadler

Counsel

sadlerjh@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.7658
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Jessica Hepburn Sadler’s practice focuses on complex commercial and consumer financial services litigation. Jessica represents clients in a diverse range of federal and state litigation ranging from commercial and consumer financial services, corporate disputes, commercial real estate, receivership actions, Uniform Commercial Code proceedings, real estate title disputes and post-judgment collection actions.

Jessica devotes a significant portion of her practice representing commercial lenders in litigation, debt recovery, lien perfection, judgment enforcement, and lender liability defense matters. Jessica is also experienced in bankruptcy practice and regularly represents creditors in all aspects of Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases including relief from the automatic stay, plan confirmation, enforcement of rights to cash collateral and adequate protection, prepetition claim allowance, enforcement and collection of administrative and post-petition claims, and prosecution and defense of preference and other avoidance claims.

Jessica represents financial institutions in litigation arising from residential mortgage lending and retail banking. Jessica assists clients in defending claims brought under status consumer protection laws and federal lending statutes, including Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, and Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

On numerous occasions Jessica has been appointed by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, to serve as a Trustee to administer assets.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Ronald B. Rubin, Circuit Court of Maryland for Montgomery County, 2006-2007

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Bar Association of Montgomery County (Maryland)
Maryland State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Inns of Court for Montgomery County, Barrister

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named a Super Lawyers "Maryland Rising Star" for business litigation, 2013-2014

Named a Super Lawyers "Washington DC Rising Star" for business litigation, 2014

Named to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia's Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2014, for providing 50 hours or more of pro bono service in the prior calendar year

Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2013

Named one of The Daily Record's (Maryland) "2012 Leading Women"

Recipient, "Bar Leader" award from the Montgomery County, Maryland, Bar Foundation for outstanding leadership to the Bar in 2012

Widener University School of Law (J.D. 2005)
Member, Trial Advocacy Honor Society; Participant, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program

Bridgewater College (B.S. 2002, cum laude)
Member, Lambda honor society; Member, Phi Alpha Theta; President, Student Virginia Education Association

District of Columbia

Maryland

Pennsylvania