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Overview

Jessica finds practical solutions for both everyday and complex employment issues that clients face.

She works closely with clients to offer guidance on a wide range of investigation and compliance concerns, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Jessica provides research, analysis and counsel on matters including:

  • Employment agreements
  • Personnel policies
  • Discipline/discharge decisions
  • Severance agreements
  • Leave and accommodation

Jessica believes that cost-effective preventative steps can avoid problems before they reach litigation, arbitration, mediation or agency investigation. She works with clients to establish proactive training and compliance measures on a broad array of issues such as discrimination, harassment and safety.

Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Julie Ann Robinson, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas.


Service

Education

  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • CALI Awards for Legal Analysis of Research and Writing II, Civil Procedure II, Kansas Legal Research, and Advanced Trial Advocacy
    • Washburn Law Journal, Managing Editor
    • National Order of Scribes
  • M.B.A., Wesley College
  • B.A., Wesley College
    • magna cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Outside the Office

Jessica explores Kansas City with Bella.

Jessica and Bella, the Jack Russell-Black Labrador adopted in 2013, enjoy local and national adventures together. Jessica was also an Academic All-District athlete in college, playing on the women’s softball team, and now enjoys playing informally for the firm’s softball league.

Community Leadership
  • Tax and Estate Planning Association, Washburn University School of Law, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), 2017-2019