Jessica L. Liss is the Office Managing Shareholder of the St. Louis, Missouri office of Jackson Lewis, P.C. She oversees all litigation matters handled by the St. Louis attorneys. Ms. Liss has been based in St. Louis her entire career and has extensive experience litigating all forms of employment and civil rights matters.
As a trial lawyer, Ms. Liss has been representing employers at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts. She has appeared before administrative judges and numerous state and federal agencies. Ms. Liss has conducted many jury trials through verdict, and participated in administrative hearings before various boards and tribunals. Ms. Liss also provides on-going legal support and counsel on a daily basis for many of her clients. She routinely provides training to managers, supervisors and staff in all areas of employment law, including, but not limited to, supervisor training, sexual and racial harassment prevention, disciplinary practice, documentation policies, safety and disability management. Ms. Liss counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, handbooks and policies. She represents employers in prosecuting and defending claims of unlawful competition and solicitation. Ms. Liss also represents numerous public entities and public officials in employment matters.
Ms. Liss is listed as a Super Lawyers in the areas of employment defense and first amendment rights. She has been named a Rising Star by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Ms. Liss is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Defense Research Institute and the National Association of Insurance Women. She is also a frequent speaker on employment matters and litigation avoidance.
Ms. Liss has served as the President of the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, and as an elected member-at-larger. She was an appointed trustee of the Wilson School, where she was chairperson of the tuition assistance committee. She is also the appointed City Attorney for a local municipality.
She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Missouri, the District Court of Kansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Missouri Supreme Court.
Ms. Liss is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she earned her B.A. in Economics and English. She earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.