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Jessica M Moeller

Visiting Professor of Law
Professor Moeller will be joining the faculty this fall, with a focus on practical legal skills in client counseling, interviewing, and negotiation, as well as teaching Business Organizations.

Experience & Activities

Prior to moving to Charleston, she served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Department at Wisconsin Lutheran College, where she taught a variety of classes for students entering the field of criminal justice as lawyers, officers, and forensic scientists.

Before Moeller moved over to full time academia, she had been a litigator for the last decade. Most recently Moeller worked in local government advising the Department of Human Services and the Clerk of Courts in Waukesha County, as well as the Department of Public Health during the recent global pandemic, developing vaccination roll out by the county. She also litigated Elder Abuse prosecutions and mental health commitments, and continues to provide trainings for lawyers, judges, social workers, and doctors throughout the state of Wisconsin on best practices in Mental Health and Elder Law.

Prior to working in local government, Moeller was a Criminal Defense Attorney with the Wisconsin State Public Defender for 7 years, representing a variety of indigent clients, in criminal and civil cases. Ultimately Moeller specialized in youth representation at the Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center and was a member of the State training team, assisting new lawyers with their development of trial skills.

Moeller continues her interest in advocacy, even though not actively engaged in litigating cases currently, and serves on the Board of the Wisconsin State Bar’s Civil Rights and Liberties Section. Moeller remains admitted to active practice with the Wisconsin State Bar, as well as the Western District of Wisconsin’s Federal Bar. 


University of Wisconsin Law School
Juris Doctor

Wisconsin Lutheran College
B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Music and Theology