Jayne Ressler

Associate Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7931 |  Email
Areas of Expertise

Legal Writing
Employment Law
Civil Procedure
New York Civil Practice

B.A./B.S., University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of Business
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

LA Times: A rape lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose raises key question: Should an accuser be allowed to stay anonymous?


Professor Jayne Ressler addresses the legal and ethical questions raised concerning anonymity in court cases.

IE3: Dealing with Unjust Claims


Professor Jayne Ressler provides tips for contractors when a client threatens adverse action but the contractor has not done anything wrong.

Professor Jayne Ressler Publishes Editorial on Civil Contempt Confinement Policies in Los Angeles Daily News

An article by Professor Jayne Ressler was featured in the Los Angeles Daily News concerning suspicious civil contempt confinement policies. She cites the case of Richard Fine, an attorney who has been imprisoned for nearly sixteen months under contempt of court and "moral turpitude."

Prof. Ressler Comments on Richard Fine Case

For thirteen months, the Los Angeles Superior Court has held attorney Richard I. Fine, a taxpayer advocate from Tarzana, California, in solitary confinement at the Men's Central Jail for contempt of court for reasons of coercive confinement. Superior Court Judge David Yaffe, who ordered the attorney's disbarment and arrest, claimed Fine withheld personal financial information directly relating to a real estate development case in which he was representing the defendants. Fine's case is now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Jayne Ressler, an expert in coercive confinement cases, said, "The fact the Supreme Court is involved in any way is a big deal. It certainly speaks volumes to the importance of this case, and it's quite intriguing."