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Clients benefit from having Jenna on their team, whether they need routine labor and employment counseling or representation for complex litigation.

Jenna frequently advises employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as numerous wage payment statutes.

Understanding that litigation can be an unwanted distraction, Jenna makes clients’ problems her problems so clients can focus on running their businesses. She has experience in federal and state courts and represents clients in mediation and arbitration. 

Jenna’s practice includes counseling clients as part of due diligence for corporate deals. She also works closely with local startup companies, providing advice on employment matters that arise when hiring and employing a new workforce.




  • Missouri Lawyers Media, Up & Coming, 2020
  • Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, 2016 Pro Bono Honor Roll


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
    • high honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • The George Washington Law Review
  • B.A., Brandeis University
    • magna cum laude


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy, Graduate
Featured Experience

Employer Wins Total Defense Victory in Discrimination Case

Jenna, as second chair of the trial team, won a trial victory for an employer that was sued by a former director-level employee who alleged 20 claims under state and federal anti-discrimination laws (Title VII, Section 1981, the Equal Pay Act and the Missouri Human Rights Act) and state tort claims for defamation and invasion of privacy and publicity. The employee alleged discrimination and harassment based on gender, religion, race and national origin, as well as retaliation. Before trial, upon the employer’s motion, the court disposed of 13 claims. Following a week-long trial, the federal jury found in the employer’s favor on all seven remaining claims of gender, race and national origin discrimination and retaliation under federal law.

Additional Experience
  • Obtained total defense jury verdict in claims regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation against large healthcare client.
  • Served as lead associate on multimillion-dollar withdrawal liability arbitrations.
  • Obtained summary judgment on Missouri employment and tort claims in federal court.
Case Studies

Ever since high school, Jonaie Johnson had a vision for an interactive and automated pet crate that would represent a significant advancement over other options available in the marketplace, and as she advanced to college and began to further develop the idea, it became clear to her that translating her vision into reality required a trusted resource that could provide a practical legal and business framework.

Jonaie teamed up with Husch Blackwell as part of the E-Scholars program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City at a biannual Speed Lawyering event where Husch Blackwell attorneys regularly volunteer their time to help early-stage entrepreneurs and companies address and overcome growth-stage legal issues.

Alerts | December 23, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Checklist
Video | September 15, 2020
[VIDEO] Return-to-Work Policy Generator
Alerts | February 28, 2019
Missouri Supreme Court Opines on Scope of Sex Discrimination Prohibited Under Missouri State Law

On February 26, 2019, the Missouri Supreme Court, sitting en banc, released two first impression cases relating to the scope of prohibited sex discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act (“the MHRA”). 

News Releases | August 18, 2020
Jenna Brofsky to Receive 2020 Missouri Lawyers Media Up & Coming Award

Brofsky was part of a team that in June launched a tool to help small and mid-market businesses return to their worksites during COVID-19 by developing Return-to-Work policies that comply with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Outside the Office

Jenna loves to spend time with her family and outside, tending her vegetable garden, jogging around the neighborhood and participating in yoga on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She and her husband volunteer and support a number of local causes.

Community Leadership

Jenna is proud to serve as an elected member of the Kansas City metro area's Fairway City Council for Ward 4.

At a local Kansas public school, Jenna serves as a coach for Girls on the Run, a program that seeks to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Jenna is past president of the Young Professional Board at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), a nonprofit working to assist refugees and others to achieve self-reliance. She is currently a committee member for their annual fundraising event, Global Table.

She is also Chair of the Advisory Council for the inaugural Kansas City chapter of AVODAH, a national nonprofit working to strengthen the Jewish community’s fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Prior to law school, Jenna devoted one year to AVODAH’s Service Corps.

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