Experience and Integrity
Jessica R. Wilcox, candidate for Albany City Court judge and the recommended candidate for endorsement by the City Law Committee, has been practicing law in the Capital Region for the past 22 years. For more than a decade, she has worked in the Court System, where she served as the Principal Law Clerk for the Honorable John C. Egan, Jr., and presently, for the Honorable Glen T. Bruening.
Jessica litigated matters to trial in both City and Supreme Courts, and has drafted and argued appeals in the Second, Third and Fourth Departments of the New York State Appellate Division.
In 2007, she was selected to serve as Judge Egan’s Principal Law Clerk and, in that capacity, she has drafted hundreds of judicial decisions and orders, assisted the Judge with trial proceedings, and provided counsel with respect to evidentiary and other legal issues. She continues to do the same for Judge Bruening.
Jessica's experience in both private practice and the Court system has prepared her well for the position of City Court Judge. She is fully familiar with courtroom procedure and case management requirements, and will work diligently to strike a balance between handling cases in an expeditious manner, and giving each matter the time and attention each litigant is entitled to. More importantly, she has dealt extensively with pro se litigants, and have seen the frustration that individuals face attempting to navigate through the complexities of the Court system. Jessica believes that every person who comes to Court is entitled to meaningful access to our justice system, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, financial status, or pedigree. This requires a judge to show tolerance and give latitude to those litigants unrepresented by counsel. If elected, Jessica will ensure that every person appearing in Court will appear before a judge who is compassionate, respectful, impartial, and fair.
When she is not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Geoffrey, and their two children — Jacob and Hannah.