Overview

Jessica’s practice focuses on advising employers about their obligations under federal and state laws.  She has experience counseling clients about various employment and human resources problems, including hiring, separations, employee counseling, personnel policies, workplace accommodations, employee classifications, investigations, and preventing discrimination and harassment.  She has also helped employers with training on employment issues.

Additionally, Jessica specializes in helping clients through the litigation and pre-litigation processes.  She has represented employers against single plaintiff lawsuits, as well as collective and class actions. She regularly represents employers in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state agencies, counsels employers during and after administrative investigations, and defends against pattern and practice cases filed by the EEOC. She has defended claims brought against employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and various state laws.  Jessica has also assisted clients with the unemployment insurance audit process.

Prior to entering private practice, Jessica clerked for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Gabriel when he served on the Colorado Court of Appeals.  Before law school, Jessica worked for a multinational financial services company, which provided her with valuable experience and insight into the business and human resources needs of employers.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers® (2014-2019)
  • Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, Production Editor 

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Handle With Care," HR Magazine, December 1, 2014 
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” 
  • Walt Disney

Education

University of Colorado

  • J.D., 2009

Kenyon College

  • B.A., cum laude, 2003 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Colorado, 2009
  • Montana, 2012
  • U.S District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
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