Monday Profile: Jessica L. Pospiech

 By Jo Mathis

Legal News
 
Jessica Pospiech graduated magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in May of 2012. She has worked in the family law field since her second year in law school and her first official job after graduation primarily involved Wayne County cases. She joined the Ann Arbor firm of Reed Law Group, P.C. a year ago and moved to downtown Ann Arbor in December.
Prior to law school, Pospiech studied communications at Grand Valley State University. 
Earlier this month, she was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for CASA of Washtenaw County to assist in the neglect and abuse cases in the juvenile division.
 
By Jo Mathis
Legal News
 
Residence: Ann Arbor.
 
Currently reading … “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook” by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz.
 
What is your most treasured material possession? An emerald diamond ring from my paternal grandmother.
 
What advice do you have for someone considering law school? Prior to applying, look for volunteer opportunities in the area of law you think you’d enjoy and get a better understanding of the hard work, dedication and time that it takes to be an attorney.
 
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be? A psychologist and a DJ on the side.
 
Favorite local hangouts: The Old German, Ann Arbor Showcase Comedy Club, The Ark, and Bill’s Beer Garden
 
Favorite websites: Reedlawgrouppc.com and Pinterest.
 
Your proudest moment as a lawyer? An old client found my new work address and sent me a very touching, handwritten card thanking me for helping him receive 50/50 parenting time with his son. He told me that I helped change his life.
 
Your worst moment as a lawyer? Witnessing devastation over a broken marriage. 
 
What is your happiest childhood memory? Riding on my grandparents’ tandem bicycle with friends.
 
What would surprise people about your job? The fact that very few cases actually proceed to trial. 
 
What’s the most awe-inspiring place you have visited? I feel that the best places are yet to come.
 
What’s your greatest achievement? Graduating 4th in my law school class.
 
If you could have one super power, what would it be? It would probably end up being more disturbing than it is interesting, but mind reading.
 
What would you say to your 16-year-old self? One day, there will be more to life than basketball and your mom will not be able to prevent you from buying Frosted Flakes if you feel like it.
 
What one thing do you wish people knew about your work? The amount of hours I spend analyzing clients’ cases and tossing around ideas and theories in my head even when I’m “off the clock.” 
 
What is guaranteed to make you laugh? My friends’ dance moves.
Must-see TV: “Parenthood.”
 
What’s your biggest regret? I cannot waste valuable time pondering my “regrets.” I’d rather move on to the next life experience and lesson.
 
What word do you overuse? In e-mails and faxes, the phrase “Please advise.”
 
What’s one thing you would like to learn to do? Cook.
 
What is something most people don’t know about you? I was falsely taken into custody for stealing my own car when I was in college. I was handcuffed, lying down on the median with two friends, East Belt Line in Grand Rapids was completely shut down, and there were approximately six Michigan State Police vehicles. My car had previously been stolen, returned to me, and never removed from the lien list… Oops.
 
Favorite CD: As a music lover, I cannot pick just one, but in an effort to spread awareness of new music, I choose Explosions in the Sky – The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place. It is instrumental music, but it will get you through studying and your workload and the live concert is way better than you think.
 
Favorite law-related movie: “Erin Brockovich.”
 
What’s the best advice you ever received? Pospiechs are winners – from my father.
 
What would you drive if money were no object? Currently crushing on the black Mercedes GLK 350.
 
Favorite place to spend money: On musical festivals and for traveling.
 
What is your motto? Dance like nobody is watching.
 
Where would you like to be when you’re 90? On a permanent vacation with my sweetie pie, living somewhere warm and beautiful where polar vortexes do not exist and family visits often.
 
What would you like carved onto your tombstone? Love Wins.
 
 
 

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