Overview

Jeannie M. DeVeney represents retailers, school districts, public entities, and other employers in all types of employment law issues. She has successfully tried harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases to juries in both state and federal courts and has appeared before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human rights, the Kansas Human Rights Commission, the Kansas City Human Relations Department and numerous other state and federal agencies. She has specific experience with claims related to:

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Missouri Human Rights Act

She also handles whistle-blowing cases and wage and hour class and collective actions. She has obtained summary judgments in numerous forums and has successfully defended appeals of those rulings.

In addition, Jeannie offers counseling on a wide variety of topics, including discrimination and harassment issues, and she provides training to help prevent problems in the workplace.

Jeannie is one of the founders of Littler’s Kansas City office. Before working at Littler Mendelson, Jeannie worked at another firm for 14 years where she was the Labor and Employment Practice Group leader and the head of the Attorney Relations Committee.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Kansas Bar Association

Former President

Labor and Employment Section

Kansas Bar Association

Member

Employment Law Committee

National Retail Federation

Member

Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

American Bar Association

Member

Leadership Overland Park

Member

HRMA of Johnson County

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2020

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2012-2019

Named, Super Lawyer

Kansas and Missouri

Super Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

#MeToo - What Do We Do?

Kansas City Employer Conference

June 26, 2018

Employment Law Update

Overland Park, KS

May 22, 2014

Sexual Harassment Update for the Public Sector

Presentation for Public Sector Employers

Harassment Investigations: Nuts and Bolts

CLE Presentation - Kansas Bar Association

Ethics in Evidence

CLE Presentation - Kansas Bar Association

The Basics of FMLA

CLE Presentation - Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

The Effects of Diehl

CLE Presentation - Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Identity Theft in the Workplace

Stores Magazine - Kansas Bar Journal

The Implications of Sprint v. Mendehlson

Preventing Harassment from Plaguing your Workplace and Finding Cures When it Does

Human Resources Management Association and National Retail Federation

Update on Employment Discrimination

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Kansas Chapter

Recent Trends in Employment Discrimination

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Kansas Chapter

Employment Law Review

Annual Meeting, Employment Law Section - Kansas Bar Association

Public Accommodations under the ADA

CLE Presentation - Kansas Bar Association

The Ethics of Contacting Former Employees

CLE Presentation - University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

Education

  • J.D., Creighton University, 1995magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1992With Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

Missouri
Kansas
Iowa
Nebraska

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska