|Last Appearance||"Heart of Darkness"|
Jessica Sheets is a defense attorney in New York City who does pro bono work as a public defender.
History[edit | edit source]
As part of her work for the 18-B panel, Jessica defended a father who raped and murdered his eleven-year-old daughter; a man who, for no apparent reason, walked into a grocery store and shot twelve innocent people with an Uzi; and a boy who decapitated his mother and hung her head on a stick outside of his church. Despite knowing these people are the scum of the Earth, Jessica takes pride in doing her best to defend them.
After the arrest of serial killer Mark Bruner, Jessica is assigned as his 18-B panel attorney. At arraignment she doesn't oppose remand when bail is requested and pushes Jack McCoy and Serena Southerlyn to make a deal with Bruner. The two eventually realize that Jessica is actually terrified of her client and she implies that he has threatened her. Jessica decides to request to be removed from the case and is aided by McCoy in arguing for her removal in front of a judge. With the help of McCoy, she succeeds in getting removed from Bruner's case. (L&O: "Bodies")
Known Clients[edit | edit source]
- Lorelei Savage (L&O: "Shangri-La")
- Mark Bruner (L&O: "Bodies")
- Gerald Ruane (L&O: "Heart of Darkness")