Judge Jessica Flores was born to a Cuban mother and Honduran father, both former public school teachers. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and Hofstra Law School.
Judge Jessica Flores began her legal career working for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) in Bronx Family Court. After many years as a staff attorney for ACS, Judge Flores wanted to work hands on with the families she was serving so she began her own law practice and became a member of the 18b Panel representing indigent families and children in Bronx Family Court for over a decade.
Working as a solo practitioner she handled all types of Family Court matters as well as divorces, private adoptions and mental hygiene cases in Supreme and Surrogate Courts.
After 15 years of working with families, Judge Flores became a Principal Law Clerk to a Bronx Supreme Court Justice handling labor law, products liability, and non-medical malpractice cases all while volunteering as a small claims arbitrator for Bronx Civil Court.
In the evenings, Judge Jessica Flores served as an adjunct professor at CUNY – Hostos for many years.
Currently she is assigned to NYC Criminal Court, Bronx County where she presides over Domestic Violence matters.