Jessica’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling employers about their obligations under federal and state laws. She has experience advising employers on various employment and human resources problems, including separations, employee counseling, personnel policies, workplace accommodations, employee classifications, investigations, and preventing discrimination and harassment.
Jessica also specializes in helping clients through the litigation process. She regularly represents employers against single plaintiff lawsuits, as well as collective and class actions. She also represents employers in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state agencies, counsels employers during 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.
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
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
News & Analysis
Client Presentations & Firm Publications
- Colorado bans the box - 6.24.19
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
University of Colorado
- J.D., 2009
- 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