One of Jamie's great strengths is her ability to craft client-driven solutions that balance business needs with litigation strategy.

Overview

Jamie's litigation practice focuses on the intersection of law and public policy. Her public and private sector clients benefit from her experience handling complex, products liability, personal injury, regulatory, constitutional, insurance and contract claims. 

Jamie represents Fortune 50 companies, family businesses, municipalities, industry groups and state agencies. She's known for defending states across the country in lawsuits challenging the adequacy and funding of public education and has partnered with state education officials and legislators to draft school-funding statutes. Her extensive first-chair trial experience spans state and federal courts nationwide.

Experience

As a go-to litigator on the issue of school funding, Jamie successfully defended the State of New York and State of South Dakota in school funding litigation challenging the constitutional adequacy of public school funding. She is currently defending the State of New Mexico in similar litigation.

Jamie is equally adept at trying cases to verdict for both plaintiffs and defendants. She successfully earned a full defense verdict for a family-owned tractor trailer company in an asbestos exposure case, while at the same successfully representing a Fortune 50 company in a multi-million dollar breach of contract jury trial.

Recognized as a leading litigator, Jamie recently received a Women's Justice Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly, was named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Star" and made Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List."

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"E-discovery: How Proactive Policies Protect Your Business," In-House Counsel Spring Training Seminar, 2014

"Effective Internal Investigations: Avoiding Common Problems and New Pitfalls," In-House Counsel Seminar, 2014

"Updates on e-Discovery: Trends and Issues in 2013," In-House Counsel Spring Training Seminar, 2013

Publications

"Minnesota's Public School System Goes on Trial," co-author with John Munich, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, 2019

“Courts Hold State Anti-Arbitration Decisions Are Preempted,” co-author with Liz Kramer, For the Defense, 2014

Recognitions

Recognitions

Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List," 2017

Benchmark Litigation's "Top Litigator Under 40," 2016

Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Litigation Practitioner" Award, 2016

Benchmark Litigation's "Future Star," 2015-2017

Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2009-2017

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2012-2013

FOCUS St. Louis' "Leadership St. Louis" Class of 2009-2010

Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming Lawyer," 2009

St. Louis Business Journal's "30 Under 30" Award recipient, 2008

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Missouri Division of Youth Services Advisory Board, 2016-present

St. Louis City Affordable Housing Commission, February 2017-present

Voices for Children, Board of Directors, Past-President

Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, Member and Past-President

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow

The Missouri Bar

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2003
  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2015

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

DePauw University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2000

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