Jess grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from George Washington University and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Upon graduation from law school she clerked for the Honorable Laura S. Kiessling in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.

Jess is an active member of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association, particularly the Young Lawyers Section.

She is also active in the local arts community and currently serves as the President of the Young Patrons of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Jess lives in Annapolis with her husband Jimmy and their dog Jack.

Jessica Smoluchowski Praley

Bar Admissions/Court Admissions
Maryland Court of Appeals, 2011
U.S. District Court for Maryland, 2013

The George Washington University, 2006
University of Baltimore School of Law, JD, Cum Laude, 2011

Bar Association Memberships
and Committees

    Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Committee, Co-Chair, 2014 – present
  • Barristers Ball Committee, Member
  • Bar Weekend Committee, Member

    Maryland State Bar Association
  • Public Service Committee, Young Lawyers Section, Co-Chair, 2014 – present
  • Public Awareness Committee, Member

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