Jessica Rafferty, 39, was born and raised in Westmoreland County's Unity Township. Her parents are Dennis and Kathy (Sartoris) Rafferty and she has a sister, Erin Rafferty. Jessica's family taught her the values of hard work and personal responsibility. These values are present in every aspect of her life.
Jessica is a graduate of Latrobe High School. She went on to earn her B.S. in Business Administration at Bucknell University (magna cum laude) after which she earned her law degree at George Mason University, now Antonin Scalia Law School.
Prior to attending law school, Jessica worked at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Pennsylvania maximum security juvenile detention center and served in the United States Peace Corps as a youth development volunteer.
Rafferty practices in the law firm of Quatrini Rafferty. She has significant courtroom experience and has been elected to the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers as well as the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40.
She focuses her practice primarily in the areas of
family law and civil litigation.
Outside of the courtroom, Jessica serves as the Vice President of the Board of Animal Friends of Westmoreland and also volunteers there, working with the animals. She is a nine (9) year member of the Latrobe Youth Commission, which is a program for first time juvenile offenders. She is also one of four practicing attorneys to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training to help children in the foster care system.
Jessica is an avid runner who recently qualified for and completed the 2018 Boston Marathon – which was her tenth marathon!
Jessica has spent her life fighting to protect children and families. She believes children deserve the best possible start. She has loved this community her entire life and will work tirelessly to protect the children of families of Westmoreland County.