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Jessiah S. Hulle

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Sharon Roseberry540.983.9346
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Jessiah practices with the firm’s Criminal and Government Investigations practice group where his primary focus will be working with clients on white-collar criminal defense matters in federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, Jessiah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Grace O’Brien of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. During law school he served as a student attorney with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Augusta County and as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

  • Unpublished short stories written
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  • Movies watched at least twice
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  • Lego minifigures collected
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  • People would be surprised to know:

    During law school, I worked a few shifts as a janitor and housekeeper at the hotel my wife managed in Lexington, Virginia. I enjoyed it. I like the inherent satisfaction of leaving a place in better condition than I find it.

  • Five songs everyone should listen to:

    “Vitamin C” by German experimental rock band Can; “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” by American gospel blues artist Blind Willie Johnson; “Djougou Toro” by Burkinabe Yéyé group Volta Jazz; “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel; and “Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78-II: Song About Alexander Nevsky” by Russian-Soviet classical composer Sergei Prokofiev.

  • In an alternate universe…

    I would be an astrophysicist. My father, a brilliant high school physics teacher, instilled a deep appreciation of physics and astronomy in me during my childhood. In this universe, however, I lack the raw mathematical skills required to work as a scientist in either field.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude
  • University of Valley Forge, B.A. summa cum laude

Experience

  • As a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Grace O’Brien, researched issues of state criminal law and federal Constitutional law on appeal to the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
  • As an intern at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Augusta County, Virginia, tried misdemeanor cases in General District Court, tried a felony solicitation case in Circuit Court, drafted motions, negotiated plea deals with defense counsel, and argued at bond hearings.
  • As an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, assisted in the defense of civil suits against the United States and in the prosecution of a variety of federal crimes including narcotics trafficking, deprivation of civil rights under color of law, and bank, wire, and securities fraud.

Affiliations

  • Member, Virginia State Bar (2020-Present)
  • Judge, National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition (2021)
  • Judge, National Moot Court Competition, Region 3 (2020)
  • Appellate Advocacy Competition Chair, Moot Court Executive Board, Washington and Lee University School of Law (2019-2020)
  • Member, National Black Law Students Association (2018-2020)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Law Students Division (2018-2020)

Admissions

  • Virginia Bar

Awards

  • Runner-Up and Best Petitioner Brief Award, National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition (2020)
  • Runner-Up, Mediation Competition, Washington and Lee University School of Law (2019)
  • Finalist for Best Oralist, John W. Davis Appellate Advocacy Competition (2018)
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