Prior to working at Baron & Budd, Jessica Glitz spent several years in complex commercial litigation, representing corporations in transactions including mergers and acquisitions, government inquiries, class actions, and fraud cases. This extensive experience gave Ms. Glitz a talent for complex case analysis and a keen understanding of the breach-of-duty and standard-of-care issues she now evaluates in pharmaceutical cases. Ms. Glitz is excited to be a part of Baron & Budd’s growing pharmaceutical litigation practice, where she employs her eye for detail, as well as her research and writing skills, to help produce the best outcome possible for clients who have suffered so much.
Ms. Glitz believes that representing victims of pharmaceutical injury allows her to give a powerful voice to those who may feel marginalized by corporate interests which put profits before patients. “Giving voice to victims has been a motivating factor for much of what I have done in my life”. Since 2011, Ms. Glitz has been an active volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization in Dallas, Texas, where she plays an active role in the CASA Young Professionals Group by advocating for children in the court system. She also volunteers with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI), where she assists immigrant survivors of human rights abuses internationally and domestically. Their stories vary and their circumstances differ, but each is faced with a decision to flee a violent situation or stay and face almost certain death. Escaping with little or nothing to help them start a new life, these individuals are faced with financial, cultural, lingual and legal barriers. Ms. Glitz helps resolve the legal obstacles to a new life for these victims, showing them that America is, indeed, a promised land for the downtrodden. “Being a volunteer for HRI makes me proud and grateful to be a woman living in a country that allows me to vote, have a career and assert myself as an individual. Having had the privilege of helping these victims of human rights abuses from other parts of the world, I realize how much I previously took the numerous freedoms and opportunities afforded me in this country for granted”.
In addition, Ms. Glitz volunteers at the high school where her husband teaches English and coaches the football and basketball teams. Over the past six years, she has filmed football games for the school, kept score at countless basketball games and has served as a coach in classroom mock trials, all of which helps fuel her passion for fair play and her compassion for all.