Jeannie M. DeVeney - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Jeannie M. DeVeney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 816-627-4405

Jeannie M. DeVeney represents retailers, school districts, public entities, and other employers in all types of employment law issues. She has successfully tried harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases to juries in both state and federal courts and has appeared before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human rights, the Kansas Human Rights Commission, the Kansas City Human Relations Department and numerous other state and federal agencies. She has specific experience with claims related to:

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Missouri Human Rights Act

She also handles whistle-blowing cases and wage and hour class and collective actions. She has obtained summary judgments in numerous forums and has successfully defended appeals of those rulings.

In addition, Jeannie offers counseling on a wide variety of topics, including discrimination and harassment issues, and she provides training to help prevent problems in the workplace.

Jeannie is one of the founders of Littler’s Kansas City office. Before working at Littler Mendelson, Jeannie worked at another firm for 14 years where she was the Labor and Employment Practice Group leader and the head of the Attorney Relations Committee.

University of KansasBA 1992Creighton University School of LawJ.D. 1995
HRMA of Johnson CountyLeadership Overland ParkAmerican Bar AssociationNational Retail FederationKansas Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska


Office Location

1201 Walnut Street, Suite 1450
Kansas City, MO 64106
United States


Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management