Focused. Persistent. Prepared.
Welcome to JGK Mediation, a practice dedicated to facilitating the dignified and amicable resolution of divorce matters.
Relying on her balanced blend of tenacity and patience, Columbus, Ohio mediator Jessica King (Goldman)breathes life into divorce negotiations that would otherwise wither at impasse.
Read what clients are saying about Jessica King's mediation approach.
Divorce Mediation is an opportunity to avoid the risks that come with placing the fate of your family in the hands of the court. It maintains the privacy of certain aspects of your marriage and family. Most importantly, it saves you and your spouse (and your children) from the astronomical cost of litigation. By engaging Columbus mediator and lawyer, Jessica King, the parties cut down on the time and cost associated with traditional divorce.
Jessica will study all relevant facts and legal issues related to the controversy. Drawing from her extensive litigation experience, Jessica will help the parties understand the risks and options associated with pursuing a case to trial.
Jessica can help the parties resolve issues related to custody, support, division of assets and liabilities and other unique issues presented by the termination of your marriage.
Jessica King believes a successful mediation must include the following elements:
-Patience and steadfast persistence
-Thoughtful listening to the parties' concerns
-Effective and controlled communication
-Awareness and acknowledgement of common ground and/or intention
-Transcendent understanding of the parties' personalities and emotions
Jessica combines all of the above components to successfully guide clients away from the expense and disruption of litigation and toward a win-win result in settlement.
About Jessica King
Jessica has nearly fifteen years of experience guiding her clients through litigation in state and federal courts in jurisdictions across the United States. She has extensive experience mediating cases to early resolution saving her clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation expense.
Jessica's legal expertise has been recognized by numerous industry organizations. She is "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell indicating her peers ranked her at the highest level of skill and professional excellence. "Columbus CEO" has repeatedly recognized Jessica as a "Top Lawyer" in its annual rankings and she has also been named a "Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. Jessica was also named to the "2018 Best Lawyers in Central Ohio" list as published in Columbus Business First.
Prior to starting her own practice, Jessica was a litigation attorney at Squire Patton Boggs, LLP and Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease, LLP.
Jessica is a prior member of the board for Franklin County Children's Services where she also chaired the Finance Committee. She also previously sat on the board of trustees for The Childhood League Center and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA).
In 2013, Columbus Business First recognized Jessica as "Forty Under 40" for her civic leadership and professional achievements and in 2014, the United Way of Central Ohio awarded Jessica with the "Robert S. Crane Young Philanthropist Award."
Kenyon College, BA 2000, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
Vanderbilt University Law School, JD 2003