Jessica M. Baquet

Jessica M. Baquet

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Garden City, NY

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP
 | 300 Garden City Plaza, 5th Floor
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-746-8000
Fax: 516-393-8282
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

About Jessica Baquet

Admitted: 2009, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business, Long Island Business News, 2018
  • Celebrating women who have made meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community., Outstanding Women in Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 2016
  • Finalist, Reverend Joseph T. Tinnelly Moot Court Competition, St. John's University School of Law, 2006
  • Academic Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, St. John's University School of Law, 2005
  • Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, 2005
  • College of Arts and Science Scholarship, New York University, 2001
  • Academic Scholarship, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ms. Baquet is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, as well as the Long Island and National Hispanic Bar Associations.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This article discusses recent amendments to New York Commercial Division Rule 26 which permit courts to impose time limits on trials., Author, Practical Considerations for Time Limited Trials, Suffolk Lawyer, 2017
  • This article discusses the 2016 amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law, which make discrimination in the workplace on the basis of an employee's family responsibilities unlawful., Author, Family Responsibility Discrimination Now Unlawful in New York, New York Law Journal, 2016
  • This article discusses the fact that hostile work environment discrimination claims may be based on electronic communications that are sent from or received by employees' personal accounts and/or transmitted from personal devices outside of business hours or facilities., Co-Author, Defending Hostile Work Environment Claims in the Digital Age, New York Law Journal, 2015
  • This article discusses the obligation of municipalities to revoke the defense and/or indemnification of public employees who violate the duty to cooperate by refusing to accept a reasonable settlement offer., Author, Defense and Indemnification of Public Employees After Lancaster, NYSBA's Municipal Lawyer, 2014
  • Author, Aiding Avarice: The Inequitable Results of Limited Grounds for Spousal Disqualification Under EPTL 5-1.2, 23 St. John's J Legal Comment 843 (2008). This Note summarizes the limited grounds for spousal disqualification available under section 5-1.2 of the New York Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, and discusses circumstances in which the statute does not provide for the disqualification of a surviving spouse although, as a policy matter, the spouse should be barred from inheriting from his or her deceased spouse's estate.  It provides a detailed history of the spousal elective share, an analysis of cases in which an unworthy surviving spouse could not be disqualified under the statute, and proposes that courts equitably estop unworthy spouses from inheriting until the legislature amends the statute.  This Note was cited as authority by the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department in Campbell v. Thomas, 73 A.D.2d 103, 897 N.Y.S.2d 460 (2d Dep’t 2010), the first case in which a surviving spouse was equitably estopped from inheriting from her deceased spouse's estate although she could not be disqualified under the statute.  Campbell was decided together with Estate of Berk, 71 A.D.3d 883, 897 N.Y.S.2d 475 (2d Dep't 2010), a case in which Ms. Baquet represented the executors of an estate.  The Appellate Division's decision in Berk reversed a decision of the Surrogate's Court in which a surviving spouse was granted summary judgment as to her entitlement to an elective share of the decedent's estate.  In doing so, the Appellate Division held that questions of fact existed as to whether the alleged spouse, a nurse who had married her incapacitated 99 year old ward less than one year before his death, should be equitably estopped from taking an elective share of the decedent's estate.


  • Lawrence v. Sol G. Atlas Realty Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114063 (E.D.N.Y. 2015); Matter of Berk, 133 A.D.3d 850 (2d Dep't 2015); Rose v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., 2014 NY Slip Op 32831(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Nassau Cty. 2014); Matter of Lancaster v. Inc. Vill of Freeport, 92 A.D.3d 885, 939 N.Y.S.2d 122 (2d Dep't 2010) aff'd 22 N.Y.3d 30, 978 N.Y.S.2d 101(Nov. 19, 2013). Matter of Powell v. Bd. of Educ. of Westbury Union Free Sch. Dist., 91 A.D.3d 955, 938 N.Y.S.2d 123 (2d Dep’t 2012) Matter of Berk, 71 A.D.3d 883, 897 N.Y.S.2d 475 (2d Dep’t 2010).

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Intern to Hon. Thomas P. Phelan, New York State Supreme Court Justice, 2006

Educational Background:

  • New York University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and Philosophy, 2005
Office Location for Jessica M. Baquet

300 Garden City Plaza
5th Floor
Garden City, NY 11530

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Last Updated: 5/25/2018

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