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Bar Admissions:

Florida and Maryland


Fluent in English and Spanish


The American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL - M.S.W. and B.S., Magna Cum Laude

Jessie M. Abad, Esq.

Jessie's life's philosophy of maintaining purpose, focus and passion in everything she does lays a foundation for the service excellence at JMA Law Offices, P.A.

Through the 25 years of corporate and organizational experience Jessie gained an in-depth knowledge of the inner-workings of the media and entertainment industry. Her finely tuned legal acumen encompasses a multitude of legal areas, including intellectual property (IP) law, contract law, business law, litigation, hospitality, and healthcare among others.

Her tireless work ethic and dogged tenacity resulted in a proven track record of professional success. During her career, she has always been a true catalyst for innovative initiatives that advanced the competitive edge of the organizations and clients alike. Jessie designed and negotiated strategic partnerships and build business alliances with such household names as: AT&T, Target, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Casio, Sony, Music, EMI Music, Televisa, Fox Studio Films, Universal Studio Films. She is a skilled negotiator and a relentless closer with a global experience, proven by her successful negotiation of a highly complex international marketing transaction with the China's Olympic Committee.

Jessie's remarkable legal acumen is completed by her broad insight into all areas of business management. As an experienced strategic and tactical leader, Jessie achieves short-term results while improving the business's long-term capacity. During her time at Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she has transformed the Civil Litigation Department from a financial burden to high profitability. As a COO of a healthcare start-up company, she spearheaded financial and legal operations leading to accelerated company growth and substantial revenue increase, concluded by a highly profitable sale.

With demonstrated expertise in complex litigation management and outside counsel collaboration Jessie remains focused, agile and adept not only while supporting regular business operations but more importantly in a crisis situation.

Central to who Jessie is as a person is her desire and efforts to bring value to the lives of others and be a strong, encouraging presence to everyone around her. Thus, the main goal of JMA Law Offices, P.A. is to make a corporate level legal counsel available and affordable to a wide range of clients. Jessie's multidisciplinary approach provides cost-effective and strategic solutions with a clear and focused guidance to established brands, innovative startups and private individuals. Jessie has a unique ability to structure, negotiate, and close complex transactional agreements and successfully guide her clients through multifaceted matters in today's constantly shifting business and economic environments.

Corporate and organizational experience

  • Estefan Enterprises, Inc. - General Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs
  • Copia Health Care, LLC - Chief Operating Officer
  • Polygram Latino U.S. (a division of Polygram Records) - Director of Business Affairs
  • Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA - Washington, DC) - Vice President, Anti-Piracy, Civil Litigation

Memberships & Community Contributions

  • American Association of Corporate Counsel
  • National Posse Foundation, Miami Posse 10, Captain (2010–2012 & 2014)
  • Social Media Week Miami 2015 "Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of The Connected Class", Panelist: "The pivotal role that Social Media plays in the World of Music".
  • YWCA: Greater Miami-Dade, Inc., Women Of Influence - Panelist (2011)