Jill R. Jensen-Welch

Jill R. Jensen-Welch

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Recognized since 2013

Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Jill Jensen-Welch practices primarily in employment law and civil litigation. She serves clients ranging from small start-ups to large national companies in a wide variety of industries.

Jill’s 16 years of human resources experience before law school informs her counseling of clients in contracts and restrictive covenants, policies and practices, employee relations matters, leaves, job analysis, pay structures, discipline, terminations, and training. In employment litigation, she handles administrative actions such as unemployment claims, civil rights charges, complaints and audits, as well as lawsuits from inception through appeals. Jill also conducts workplace investigations into a variety of issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and more.

During Drake Law’s 150th anniversary celebration, Jill was recognized by peers, family, students and classmates as one of “150 in 150” for best demonstrating the values of the Law School and helping to shape Drake Law into what it is today. Jill earned the SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute in 1989, and Jill became a Senior Certified Professional of the Society for Human Resource Management in 2014.


  • 699 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
    Des Moines, IA 50309


  • Drake University , J.D., graduated 2003
  • Drake University, MS, graduated 1994
  • Drake University, BA, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa, Polk County Bar Association
  • United States, American Bar Association

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.
Headquarters: Des Moines, Iowa

17 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Litigation

"I've known and worked with Jill Jensen-Welch for several years. I have always been impressed with her thoroughness, knowledge, and responsiveness. I have the utmost confidence in knowing that she has covered all the bases when providing me with advice and services."

- Geoff Marsh (Briggs Medical Service Company), St. Louis, MO

"One of the traits that best describes Ms. Jensen-Welch is her integrity and her concern for ensuring that her clients understand the risks they may be running by pursuing a certain course. At the same time, she is very tenacious in defending her clients against unreasonable allegations of labor/employment law violation."

- Geoff Marsh (Briggs Medical Service Company), St. Louis, MO

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