Jessica Scardina




455 Sherman St.
Suite 390
Denver, CO 80203


J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
B.A., cum laude, University of California at Santa Cruz


Jessica Scardina is a partner and chair of Vicente Sederberg's Colorado regulatory law practice and routinely advises clients on how to navigate the complex and rapidly-changing regulatory landscape. She joined Vicente Sederberg in 2014, when adult-use marijuana licensing began in Colorado, and focuses her practice almost exclusively on marijuana licensing and regulatory compliance.

Working closely with businesses as well as state and local regulatory officials, Jessica helps develop and implement marijuana regulations to advance the marijuana industry in a dynamic and responsible manner. She has assisted clients in obtaining marijuana licenses in various jurisdictions throughout Colorado and is well-versed in the regulations and practices of the MED and most jurisdictions along the Front Range.

Jessica is an active member of legal and cannabis-related associations and working groups, and was recognized by her peers as one of 5280 magazine's Denver Top Lawyers in 2021.

Prior to joining Vicente Sederberg, Jessica worked at a small Denver law firm specializing in corporate law, business planning, and taxation. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She holds a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she served as a staff editor for the University of Denver Law Review.


Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Member, Marijuana Licensing Working Group, Denver Department of Excise & Licenses, 2020
  • Member, Denver Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division, Colorado Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Member, Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Member, Cannabis Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, 2009-Present




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