Ms. Jessica L. Kruse graduated with honor from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2006. Since 2011, Jessica has focused her practice on Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning. Prior to that time she was an associate with Malkmus Law Firm, practicing insurance defense and business law gaining valuable trial experience.
Jessica is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and currently serves as President of the board for the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She also serves as a member of the Probate and Trust Committee, the Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and as chair for the Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar Association. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Colorado. Jessica received the Rising Star award at the Women’s Justice Awards, recognizing achievements of women attorneys in the State of Missouri. In addition, she was also named one of Springfield’s Forty Under Forty by the Springfield Business Journal in 2013. Most recently, she testified before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging regarding abuses by fiduciaries.
In addition to her work as an Elder Law attorney, Jessica is on the Judicare Panel and Volunteer Lawyer Panel with Legal Services of Southern Missouri. She has also been involved with several community organizations, including Ozarks Literacy Council, Mothers of Preschoolers, the Parent Teacher Organization at Willard East Elementary School, and lay leadership positions at Schweitzer United Methodist Church. She currently serves on the board for the Ozark Care to Learn Chapter and the Ozark Chamber of Commerce. She is also a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Springfield program in Springfield, Missouri.