Jessica E. Shahady

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Ruth Law Team
Jessica E. Shahady
The Ruth Law Team

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2007

Education: University of Dayton School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

The Ruth Law Team

8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Visit website


An attorney at The Ruth Law Team, Jessica E. Shahady focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, she provides dedicated representation to clients throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and across the state who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 2007, Ms. Shahady is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

The types of personal cases that Ms. Shahady has handled throughout her career have arisen out of incidents involving truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle crashes, defective products, auto-pedestrian accidents and premises liability. She has been able to obtain numerous sizable jury awards and negotiated settlements on behalf of her plaintiff clients. An active participant in several legal organizations, Ms. Shahady's memberships include the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, The Florida Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Florida Justice Association.

Majoring in English and foreign languages, Ms. Shahady attended West Virginia University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. While she was there, she spent time studying abroad at the Santander campus of Menéndez Pelayo International University, and she also took classes at American University in the District of Columbia. After she graduated, Ms. Shahady remained in Morgantown, and in 2002, she obtained her Master of Science in industrial relations and human resources from her alma mater. Deciding to pursue a legal career, she then enrolled at the University of Dayton School of Law, and in 2005 she was awarded her Juris Doctor.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 2007, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • Selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2013-2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Member, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association Member, St. Petersburg Bar Association Member, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Member, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
Educational Background:
  • BA English and Foreign Languages, West Virginia University MSIR Industrial Relations and Human Resources, West Virginia University
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pearl Society
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Earned a $63,008,744.00 verdict  for a Florida Wrongful Death Claim in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.

Office location for Jessica E. Shahady

8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Phone: 888-624-7408


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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