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Jessica H. Thomas

Of Counsel   |   Atlanta

With years of experience representing employers, Jessica has developed the ability to quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of cases and respond to the needs of clients. Jessica has represented clients from small businesses to large hospital systems to municipalities and school boards. In representing a wide variety of employers, both public and private, Jessica understands that successful litigation requires prompt communication with clients, efficient time management, and a detail-oriented strategy, in order to save clients time and costs.

At Ogletree Deakins, Jessica focuses her practice on Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title IX, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Titles I, II, and III). In her prior practice, Jessica regularly represented government entities and public officials. Therefore, she has experience with the various immunities provided to public officials and entities and has successfully defended clients from federal and state constitutional claims, including assisting with a case before the United States Supreme Court as a first-year associate. Jessica’s experience in employment litigation includes taking multiple depositions, sitting second chair at trial, and drafting numerous motions, including motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss.

Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing, summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama in 2010 and received her juris doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2013. In law school, Jessica was a Chancellor’s Law Scholar, a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity, a semifinalist in the Mock Trial Competition, and participated in the Civil Practice Legal Clinic.

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