Jessica L. VanderKam, Esquire

Jessica L. VanderKam is a partner with Stuckert & Yates, and has been with us since 2010. She received her law degree from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2008, and her B.A. at Michigan State University in 2005.  Jessica practices in a variety of practices areas, including civil litigation, juvenile and criminal representation, small business representation, real estate transactions and estate planning and estate administration, but she primarily focuses her work in the areas of Family Law litigation and Orphans' Court litigation.

Jessica has served as the Law Clerk to three Bucks County Court of Common Pleas judges: the Honorable David W. Heckler, the Honorable Wallace H. Bateman, Jr., and the Honorable Robert O. Baldi. During her time as a Law Clerk, she has assisted the bench in all aspects of a variety of issues before the Court, including those that arise from family law, civil litigation, dependency court, and criminal court. Ms. VanderKam also has experience in business and commercial transactions, employment law, tax, and estate planning from her time with a Washington, D.C. law firm.

Jessica is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Bucks County Bar Associations and serves in the following positions in her community:

  • Executive Board, Bucks County American Inn of Court
  • Tabor Children's Services, Board of Trustees
  • Newtown Rotary Club, Member
  • Newtown Rotary Foundation, Board Member
  • Pennridge Regional Youth Aid Panel Member
  • Bucks County Bar Association, former member of Board of Directors
  • Bucks County Young Lawyers' Division, former Chair

Jessica is admitted and licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and our Pennsylvanian courts.  She has litigated cases and argued appellate cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Pennsylvania Superior Court, and practices primarily in Bucks County and Montgomery County.  Jessica lives in West Rockhill Township with her husband Derek and two children, Harrison and Penelope.