Overview

Jessica N. Wimsatt regularly counsels and represents employers with issues involving labor and employment laws.

Before joining Littler, Jessica worked at a plaintiff-side employment firm, where she handled discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation. This included causes of action in Title VII, Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KCRA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

She has experience with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act, including employee classification and wage and hour disputes. Jessica's background also includes negligent hiring and supervision claims. She has advised clients on drug-testing policies, drafted independent contractor agreements, and reviewed handbook provisions.

Jessica has notable experience in constitutional and civil rights litigation (42 USC 1983), primarily regarding: a) free speech/First Amendment; b) unlawful search and seizure/Fourth Amendment; c) cruel and unusual punishment/Eighth Amendment; and d) due process violations/Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Kentucky Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Northern Kentucky Bar Associaton

Vice Chair

LGBT Interests Group

Cincinnati Bar Association

2021

Former Secretary

LGBT Interests Group

Cincinnati Bar Association

2017-2020

Recognition

Member

Leadership Kentucky

Class of 2021

Selected, Elevate Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky

Speaking Engagements

Sexual Harassment and Acceptable Use in the Workplace

Client Training Presentation, Cincinnati, OH

February 10, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law, 2018
  • B.A., Northern Kentucky University, 2013cum laude

Bar Admission

Kentucky

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky