Jessica E. Zadjura - A Baltimore Divorce Attorney

Jessica E. Zadjura

Lead Litigator

Baltimore divorce attorney Jessica Zadjura It’s hard to overestimate how much of an impact divorce can have on a person’s life. Divorce threatens your financial security. It alters your living arrangement. And most importantly, it can affect the role you play in your children’s lives.

Baltimore divorce attorney Jessica Zadjura has a firsthand knowledge of the hurdles divorced families face because she is the child of divorced parents and one of five daughters in a blended family.

She uses that experience to help guide each of her clients through every step of the divorce process.

“I understand the challenges parents and children face as a result of divorce and why, when our most personal relationships are at stake, that litigation is not always the best process to resolve family issues,” Ms. Zadjura said.

Ms. Zadjura’s family law experience ranges from high-conflict custody and divorce litigation to mediation. In addition to zealously representing clients in court and in settlement negotiations, Ms. Zadjura is qualified to serve as a third-party neutral to mediate family law matters.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Zadjura is licensed to practice in Maryland.


Ms. Zadjura received her Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the University of Maryland. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition, Ms. Zadjura has also successfully completed the 40-hour mediation training, as well as the 20-hour mediation training in child custody and marital property, required by the Maryland Rules of Court in order to serve as a third-party neutral to mediate an array of family law matters.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Zadjura practiced family law and estate planning. Ms. Zadjura also has experience mediating family law matters in court-ordered and private mediation settings.


  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Awards Committee Member, 2015-16; Member, 2011-present
  • Howard County Women’s Bar Association, Immediate Past President, 2015-16; President, 2014-15; Vice President, 2013-14; Secretary, 2012-13; Member, 2010-present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Member, 2014-present
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member, 2011-present
  • Howard County Bar Association, Member, 2010-present


Ms. Zadjura was recognized in 2016-21 as a Maryland Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Jessica Zadjura

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Ms. Zadjura was named to the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 list in 2014.


"Jessica has been very informative and is very quick to respond to my requests for information. I appreciate all the help from you guys, and it's very comforting."
"Jessica keeps on top of issues and is very communicative. Great knowledge of a crazy case."
"Jessica did an excellent and thorough job representing my interest. I'm 100% satisfied with Jessica's services and Cordell & Cordell."
"I was a client of Jessica's from her previous firm. I chose to stay with her when she began working with Cordell & Cordell.  She has been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She is easy to talk to and listens well. I feel very comfortable in her hands."
"Jessica seems to be on the ball and is communicative as needed. I feel comfortable working with her."
"Attorney Jessica Zadjura is a great resource to Cordell & Cordell. I feel 100% satisfied with the great job she did during my case hearing. ..."
"I really enjoyed working with Jessica. She explained what she needed to explain. She always got back to me timely, and she was very thorough."
"Jessica was wonderful. She got right to the point from the first day what she wanted to do for me. She did everything that was necessary. Jessica contacted me when needed and has been overall wonderful. ..."
"Jessica provides great services. She is very understanding to my needs. I have been very pleased with her ..."
"Jessica is very personable and helps ease my mind on the issues that I am facing. I feel I can trust in her judgment and I am very glad I chose to have her represent me."

"[My attorney] is an excellent lawyer. She did everything I asked of her. She also gave me a lot of reassurance when I needed it."

"Jessica is thorough, knowledgeable, savvy, thoughtful, and downright amazing. I've never needed a lawyer before but have heard horror stories. Jessica and the firm were amazing every step of the way.  Communication and care. Jessica explained everything to the detail I needed (sometimes I'm very OCD) and she always made sure I was good and comfortable with all the decisions she helped me make. Not only did she make my divorce as smooth as it could possibly be, she actually delayed a trip abroad in order to accommodate my court date. I couldn't' have asked for a better attorney to represent me. Thank you again, Jessica!​​"