Jill has nearly 20 years of legal experience, with 16 of those years spent defending employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters. A first chair attorney both for prosecutorial and workers’ compensation defense matters, she has handled all aspects of her clients’ cases, from discovery through trial, with some assistance in appellate matters. Her clients have included large trucking companies, major liquor distributors, and hospitals. In her work defending hospitals and their insurers, Jill has successfully litigated cases involving needle injuries and bites from patients, hepatitis C infections, and other bloodborne illnesses. As a former assistant state attorney for the Third and Fifteenth Judicial Circuits, Jill is adept at cross-examining witnesses and deposing claimants to expose fraud. Recognized as a leader among her peers, she also lectures on adjuster ethics, wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge, and updated case law.
An avid runner, Jill is an active member of IRun4, a group that pairs runners with children suffering from mental and/or physical disabilities, encouraging mentorship and bonding, and providing a platform for the runners to raise awareness for their younger partners’ afflictions.