100 N. Cherry Street
Suite 300
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-4016T: 336.721.6861

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment litigation prevention and defense
  • Policy analysis and employment law training
  • Counseling regarding FMLA and other employee leave issues

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1993
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


Wake Forest University School of Law

  • J.D., 1993

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

  • B.A., English, cum laude, with honors, 1990
  • International study at Brunnenburg, Dorf de Tirol, Italy 

Seminars & Presentations


Jill S. Stricklin

"All generalities are false, including this one."

--Mark Twain

Jill S. Stricklin works with employers to prevent and resolve disputes regarding all aspects of the employment relationship. She has successfully defended civil lawsuits and administrative charges involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and improper denial of leave and benefits, as well as wrongful discharge against public policy, intentional/negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligent supervision and retention, breach of contract, interference with contract and other employment-related torts. Jill also has extensive experience with reviewing and drafting employment policies, training managers and other personnel, conducting internal audits and investigations, representing companies during investigations by government enforcement agencies, and assisting employers with potentially problematic situations arising in their workplaces.


  • “The Use of Demonstrative Evidence,” Employment Law Trial Tactics, The DRI Defense Library Series (January 2010)
  • “Whistleblower Protections for DoD Contractors,” Law 360 (December 2009)
  • “4th Circuit:  Employer Unlawfully Withdrew Union Recognition,” SHRM Online (March 2008)
  • “Virginia CFO Prevails in Early Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claim,” Business Lawyer (March 2004)
  •  “Seeking Some Repose:  Limitations on Title VII Claims After Morgan,” For The Defense (October 2002)
  •  “New Approaches to Harassment Claims,” The Federal Lawyer (August 2000)
  • Frequent contributor to The Job Description newsletter, published by DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar, Employment and Labor Law Committee

Presentations to:

  • North Carolina Bar Foundation
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar, Employment and Labor Law Committee
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center
  • Society for Human Resources Management

Awards & Recognition

  • Business North Carolina’s  2013 Legal Elite
  • Best Lawyers in America® Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year," Greensboro, NC (2018)
  • Named Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina by SuperLawyers magazine (2016-2017)
  • Named Top 50 Women Attorneys in North Carolina by SuperLawyers magazine (2016-2017)
  • Named a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for Labor and Employment law by SuperLawyers magazine (2010-2017)
  • Named a Top Lawyer for Trial/Litigation in Triad Business Leader magazine (2008)
  • Recipient of “40 Under 40” award, presented by The Business Journal (2005)
  • Named Best Lawyers® (2014-2018)

Professional Activities/Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law (Appointed to Section Council effective July 2012)
  • DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar, Employment and Labor Law Committee (Steering Committee Member, 2008-Present; Publications Chair, 2008-2010; Seminar Planning Committee Chair, 2011)

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Camel City Jazz Orchestra, Board of Directors (Chair)
  • Piedmont Opera, Board of Directors (Vice President, Events)

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Jill enjoys reading, hiking, traveling and all types of live music.
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