Jessica Gillespie

Jessica Gillespie is a Legal Editor and Nolo’s Research Director. Her articles appear on Nolo.com, CriminalDefenseLawyer.com, and Lawyers.com.

Education. Jessica received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and an M.A. in United States History from North Carolina State University. She also did doctoral work in history at the University of Tennessee, where she focused her research on Progressive Era reform movements in the Appalachian South.

Working at Nolo. Jessica joined the Nolo Editorial team in 2014. At Nolo, Jessica conducts legal research and writes and edits articles across many areas of practice, including estate planning, criminal law, and personal injury. She is also the current editor of Nolo’s Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business and a cocreator of many of Nolo’s online legal forms, including the online LLC and online corporation formation services.

Before Nolo. In addition to her background in academia, Jessica has years of experience working in law libraries. Before coming to Nolo, Jessica managed the U.S., E.U., and U.N. documents collections at New York University’s Law Library and worked in the library of a large law firm in Richmond, Virginia, where she provided technical services support and research assistance to attorneys and staff.


Articles By Jessica Gillespie

Online Maryland Corporation FAQ
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Utah
A look at Utah's wrongful death laws, including eligibility to file the lawsuit and potential damages.
New Mexico's End-of-Life Options Act
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Online Nevada Corporation FAQ
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Online Colorado Corporation FAQ
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Online Oregon Corporation FAQ
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Online Arizona Corporation FAQ
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Will It Cost and Will It Wipe Out My Debts?
We asked readers across the U.S. about their recent experiences with Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Here’s an overview of what they told us.