Meet Employment & Labor Law Attorney Jessica Post

425f2ec7a9f4abe405899e97324b2438.jpgJessica practices in the areas of labor and employment, and complex business litigation. She assists companies in employment discrimination, wage and hour, restrictive covenant, and trade theft matters. For those clients, Jessica focuses on employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation, representing clients before various state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has defended employers in wage and hour class actions in both state and federal court, including cases involving missed meal and break periods and misclassification of employees.

She has represented companies at trials, mediations, and arbitrations. In proactive measures to ideally prevent such situations, Jessica works closely with human resources professionals to ensure clients comply with applicable state and federal labor laws.

For her complex commercial litigation practice, Jessica handles legal malpractice defense cases, as well as cases that involve both commercial and employment related issues.

Q: Can you share with our audience, the types of law you specialize in?
JP:
I practice in the area of labor and employment and complex commercial litigation.  

Q: What aspects of the daily job of being a lawyer interest you the most?
JP:
I really like that no day is ever exactly the same. I am always answering different questions for clients.  

Q: What is your approach or philosophy to winning or representing a case?
JP:
I think different cases/situations have different goals. In some instances, it makes sense to litigate the case to a jury verdict. In other cases, it does not make good business sense. I work hard with clients to understand how they can reach the best resolution for their circumstances because it is not always the same. 

Q: If we interviewed all your past clients … what is “one” common word that comes up when they describe working with your law firm?  
JP:
I would expect that the response would be responsive and thoughtful.  

Q: What's your advice for women in male-dominated fields?
JP:
My advice is to always do as good of job as possible in everything you do. Clients want to work with good lawyers and if you are always doing a good job, that makes business owners want to work with you.  

Q: Can you tell our audience one of your most memorable moments your career?
JP:
One of the most memorable moments was receiving a verdict in my clients’ favor following nearly a four-week trial.  

Q: Which woman inspires you and why? 
A:
Amy Abdo. Amy Abdo is a lawyer at my firm who is a fierce and smart litigator, yet she also finds time to be a mentor (mine ) and a great mom. She manages to balance being a great attorney with also being a hands-on mom to her two daughters. My mentors are women who have built successful careers while also being engaged moms. I have three boys (Ben, Luke, and Johnny), and it is important to me that I am as engaged with them as I am at work.  

Q: What are some of the challenges you feel women face today?
JP:
I think women feel pressure to succeed on all fronts and to do it all – they want to succeed at work, be a great mom, a great friend, a great wife, etc. I think it is important to realize that it is hard to succeed at everything all the time and realize that you will not be successful with everything every day and that is okay. It is not possible to be successful with everything every day and if you can accept that is the case, then you are able to take a little pressure off.  

Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?  
JP:
I think it is important to do a good job and to portray confidence. If somebody offers you an opportunity, take it, even if you feel scared. Accept the opportunity and then figure out how to succeed with the opportunity. I have seen mistakes where a talented woman doesn’t realize she is as talented as she is and then passes up on an opportunity to shine.  

Q: Can you tell us how you manage your work life balance?
JP:
I have an extremely supportive husband. He understands the demands of private practice and is great with our three boys. So, when I am in one of those periods where work is more demanding, he steps up on the home front. He gives me the freedom to devote more time to work when I need that time to prepare for trial or something along those lines. He also cooks. 

11 Things About Attorney Jessica Post 

1. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?  
Abby Wambach, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Abraham Lincoln, Sandra Day O’Conner

2. What's your favorite family tradition?  
I love going over the top for Christmas with decorations, treats, and presents.  

3. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time? 
Coach my sons’ soccer teams. 

4. What’s your favorite international food?  
Mexican food

5. What TV shows did you watch when you were a kid?  
Different Strokes, Mr. Belvedere

6. Are you a morning person or a night owl? 
Morning person

7. Favorite Dessert? 
A homemade chocolate chip cookie

8. What’s your big passion?  
Soccer

9. What’s your signature drink? 
An IPA

10. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?
To have played professional soccer for a bit longer than I did. 

11. What would your perfect Saturday be like?  
Coaching soccer and watching soccer. 

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