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.
In 2023, Jennifer was appointed by Governor DeWine to serve on the State Medical Board of Ohio. Her term will start on August 1, 2023, and run to July 31, 2028. In her role, Jennifer will help support the Medical Board’s mission of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of the public through effective medical regulation.
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2022 – present)
Taft Pro Bono Honor Roll Award
All Service Areas
- University of Toledo College of Law
- Miami University
B.A., political science
- State - Ohio
- Federal - Southern District of Ohio
- State of Ohio Medical Board
- Dayton Bar Association
- Leadership Dayton
Class of 2022
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley
Board of Directors, Secretary
- The Human Race Theatre Company
Board of Directors, Vice Chair