Law and Policy Analyst

Jessica Amoroso is a Law and Policy Analyst at the Policy Surveillance Program with Temple’s Center for Public Health Law Research. Ms. Amoroso is responsible for researching and building legal datasets on a broad array of public health topics, including state preemption of local minimum wages and supplemental security income for children with disabilities. She is also tasked with writing blog posts discussing the Center’s research efforts and recent legal developments.

Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Amoroso worked as a solo practitioner offering low-cost representation to clients facing contractual disputes and criminal post-conviction matters. For two years, she served as a law clerk in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Trial Division and thereafter worked as a staff attorney with the Court’s Post-Conviction Relief Act Unit addressing pro se prisoner petitions.

Ms. Amoroso graduated cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2012 where she competed in the trial and appellate advocacy programs and served as a certified intern for Pennsylvania’s Criminal Defense Law Clinic providing pro bono legal representation to the criminally accused. She earned her BA in Business Law at Temple University in 2008, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Ms. Amoroso currently serves on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee and volunteers with Philadelphia VIP, an organization that provides pro bono legal representation to low-income Philadelphia residents and families facing civil legal matters. Ms. Amoroso also serves as a certified arbitrator on behalf of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Trial Division’s Compulsory Arbitration Program.

Ms. Amoroso is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.