Summary

Jennifer represents employers throughout Ohio in both federal and state courts in various employment litigation matters including wrongful discharge, discrimination claims, Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act claims, wage and hour claims, employment agreements, and workers’ compensation.

She also represents public and private employers in labor matters including comprehensive labor relations guidance regarding grievances, arbitrations, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practice charges.

With previous experience working in-house as a human resources manager and attorney in the public sector, Jennifer has worked in-depth on labor and employment issues such as recruitment, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, benefits programs, collective bargaining matters, and ensuring employee procedures and policies are in compliance with state and federal laws. She also has experience drafting and analyzing employment agreements for healthcare professionals.

Jennifer has expertise in website compliance and internet-related litigation and has significant experience assisting clients who were subject to legal demands or lawsuits alleging noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Prior to joining Taft, Jennifer gained legal experience both as a public-sector attorney and as an employment attorney at a private firm in Dayton, Ohio. Jennifer has successfully litigated contested matters involving employment and business disputes and assisted law enforcement officials in government investigations. Additionally, her practice includes more than 15 years of experience working with municipal governments. She previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Montgomery County and as a special prosecutor for the Office of the Ohio Attorney General. 

Awards

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022)

All Service Areas

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law

    Moot Court

  • Miami University

    B.A., political science

Admissions

  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley

    Secretary, Board of Directors

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Dayton

    Leadership Team, Man and Woman of the Year 

  • Dayton Children’s Hospital Women’s Board

    Board Member

  • Dayton Racquet Club

    Board Chair

  • Friends of CARE House

    Board Chair, Board of Directors

  • Leadership Dayton

    Class of 2022