Jacqueline R. Drygas

Jacqueline-DrygasJacqueline (‘Jackie’) has dedicated her career to representing medical providers in malpractice and licensing matters since her third year of law school. She has been with Kilcoyne & Nesbitt since 2005, where she excels as a senior attorney handling all aspects of medical malpractice litigation. Jackie has handled matters from inception through trial as both lead and second chair counsel.  She has also successfully resolved cases for her clients through arbitration and mediation.  More recently, Jackie has developed skills in the up-and-coming area of lawyer-operated technology in the court.

Jackie graduated from Western Carolina University in 2001 with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She graduated from Appalachian School of Law in 2004 where she was the founding editor of “The Jury Box” newsletter and an extern in the Catawba County District Attorney’s Office.

She has been selected annually since 2010 to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for less than 10 years.

Outside of her active litigation practice, Jackie is a competitive golfer and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Girls Golf of Valley Forge. She resides in Coopersburg, PA with her husband, son and twin daughters.

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Education

Jurisdictions

Honors

  • B.S.B.A., Western Carolina University, 2001
  • J.D., Appalachian School of Law, 2004
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 – 2017

Presentations

  • “Avoiding Liability Landmines” Lecture, Risk Management Seminar sponsored by The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Administrators Association, May, 2012