Jessica L. Freeman joined Goodell Stratton Edmonds & Palmer, LLP after graduating from law school and being admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2022.
Ms. Freeman is from Louisville, Colorado and attended the University of Wyoming where she worked on the UW Indian Affairs Think Tank and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. Ms. Freeman then accepted a commission as a Warrant Officer Aviator in the United States Army where she served as a UH-60 (Blackhawk) Helicopter pilot for nine years. During her time in service, Ms. Freeman flew armistice missions for two years in South Korea on the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) and later deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where she flew combat support missions in Operation Enduring Freedom.
After being medically, honorably discharged from Ft. Riley, Kansas, Ms. Freeman attended Kansas State University for two years where she studied Agribusiness and interned for the Kansas Soybean Association before attending Washburn Law. During her time at Washburn she interned for the Washburn Law Clinic and received the 2021 Outstanding Directed Intern Award, given to the top Advanced Intern who the faculty considers to have distinguished herself with competent, vigorous and compassionate representation. Ms. Freeman also received a CALI award, given to the highest scoring student in each law class. Ms. Freeman worked as a law clerk for GSEP for more than two years while attending law school.
Ms. Freeman is a licensed commercial helicopter pilot and serves as a member of the board of directors for the Topeka-based Military Veteran Project. In addition to several professional and military aviation organizations, her memberships include the Topeka Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.