Attorney Jillise McDonough
Jillise McDonough is a criminal defense attorney and Associate with the Law Offices of Rosemary Curran Scapicchio. She began working with Attorney Scapicchio as a law clerk in 2011. After graduating summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2013, she continued as an attorney with the firm where she has worked alongside Attorney Scapicchio on both trial and appellate matters in various courts throughout the Commonwealth.
Attorney McDonough has second-chaired several homicide trials with Attorney Scapicchio, three of which resulted in not guilty verdicts.
On the post-conviction side, Attorney McDonough served an integral role in assisting Attorney Scapicchio with overturning Sean Ellis' wrongful first-degree murder conviction. She has also assisted with research and writing, drafted appellate briefs, and second-chaired post-conviction evidentiary hearings on countless other cases with the Law Office of Rosemary Scapicchio.
Attorney McDonough also maintains a caseload of her own clients, representing individuals throughout Massachusetts on a broad range of cases. Learn more about her practice click here.
Areas of Practice:
5% Civil Rights
Litigation and Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2013
Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 2013)
Northeastern University (Bachelors of Science, 2009)
United States Military Academy (2004-2006)
Honors and Awards:
Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2019-2020