Overview

Jill represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law.  Jill has successfully defended clients, obtaining dismissals and summary judgment, in various cases in state and federal courts.  Jill’s experience includes defending claims brought under Title VII, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and various state laws.  Jill devotes the majority of her current practice to defending employers against large multi-plaintiff discrimination lawsuits and litigation resulting from systemic investigations conducted by the EEOC.  

Prior to entering private practice, Jill clerked for the Hon. Lisa White Hardwick of the Missouri Court of Appeals.  In law school, Jill served as the executive note and comment editor for the Kansas Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Council. After winning the In-House Moot Court Competition, she went on to become a quarterfinalist at the National Moot Court Competition, where she was named the best regional oral advocate and was recognized for writing the best regional respondent brief. 

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Moot Court Alumni Advisory Board - University of Kansas School of Law
  • Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Kansas City Lesbian, Gay and Allied Lawyers
  • “Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Education

University of Kansas School of Law

  • J.D., 2012
  • Order of the Coif
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research & Writing I and II and Business Associations I
  • Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership and Service Award

University of Arkansas

  • B.S., 2009

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2012
  • Kansas, 2013
  • Illinois, 2013
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