Services & Industries
J.D., cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2021
Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Certificate in Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability Law
M.S., Geoenvironmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
B.S., Civil Engineering, Rutgers University, 2006
Bar & Court Admissions
Oregon State Bar
Washinton State Bar Association
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Jessica is an attorney in Tonkon Torp’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group. Her practice focuses on providing clients with regulatory advice and representation in matters of energy and environmental law. Jessica’s environmental law expertise is bolstered by her more than 10 years of experience as an engineering consultant to private and public entities. In this capacity, she concentrated on environmental permitting and design of waste management and renewable energy development projects. Jessica is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and Oregon.
Jessica joined Tonkon Torp from McDowell Rackner Gibson, where she was a litigation associate focused on energy and environmental law. Jessica’s litigation experience includes handling contested cases before the Public Utility Commission of Oregon and the Energy Facility Siting Council, as well as advising energy utilities on general rate cases and other regulatory matters (such as rulemaking proceedings) before the OPUC. She also completed a secondment at Avangrid Renewables, LLC.
Jessica graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2021 with certificates in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability Law. As a law student, she completed legal externships at the California Air Resources Board and Avangrid Renewables. Jessica graduated with honors from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a B.S.C.E., and holds an M.S. in geoenvironmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
In the community, Jessica volunteers with the Small Business Legal Clinic and the Victim Rights Law Center. Outside of work, Jessica loves spending time outdoors – mountain biking, snowboarding, or exploring the Pacific Northwest on her motorcycle.
Community Involvement & Activities
Oregon State Bar Environmental & Natural Resources Section
Executive Committee, Member
Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy
Programming Committee Chair
Small Business Legal Clinic
Pro Bono Volunteer
Victim Rights Law Center
Pro Bono Volunteer
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon Women Lawyers
Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes attorney Jessica Bernardini to its Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group. Bernardini joins Tonkon Torp from McDowell Rackner Gibson.
Publications & Presentations
Leveraging Mandatory Licensing Under the Clean Air Act – A Novel Framework to Domestic Reduction of Greenhouse Gases, 51 Environmental Law 1, April 2021.