Jessica Bloomfield is a real estate attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Land Use and Government Team. Ms. Bloomfield represents land owners through the development entitlement process and routinely leads diverse project teams comprised of developers, architects, engineers, planners and other project consultants.

Ms. Bloomfield's practice focuses on obtaining zoning approvals for Planned Unit Developments (PUDs), zoning map amendments, campus plans and design review applications from the D.C. Zoning Commission; variances and special exceptions from the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA); embassy and chancery approvals from the Foreign Missions BZA; and public space approvals from the District Department of Transportation.

Ms. Bloomfield also has experience obtaining approvals from the D.C. Council for street and alley closures, land dedications and Highway Plan amendments, as well as negotiating with District agencies and utilities through the Large Tract Review process. Ms. Bloomfield engages frequently with the D.C. Zoning Administrator, D.C. Surveyor and D.C. Building Code Official to obtain zoning determinations, subdivision approvals and building code modifications. She works with small and large clients to implement mixed-use, mixed-income and transit-oriented projects, and routinely negotiates development deals with elected officials, public agencies and community stakeholders.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Bloomfield worked in the public sector, focusing on issues related to land use and transportation planning, sustainable development and environmental regulation.


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Oregon, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, M.C.R.P.
  • Tufts University, B.A., Architecture, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Honors & Awards
  • Order of the Coif