Overview

Jill A. Evert advises clients on numerous employment laws and regulations, with particular emphasis on discrimination and retaliation lawsuits and complaints. She works with clients to address their complex and evolving workplace challenges in a wide spectrum of industries, including retail, oil and gas, along with government contractors.

Jill’s specific experience representing clients includes the following:

  • Advised and counseled a multistate industrial manufacturing client in Department of Labor investigation of alleged Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations. Matter resolved favorably for client
  • Defended client in Tennessee FMLA interference and retaliation case with novel argument demonstrating compliance with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Mattered settled before trial
  • Acted as third chair counsel in federal trial involving potential overtime violations against large-scale agricultural operation in Georgia
  • Represented Fortune 50 financial corporation in multiple whistleblower complaints by former employees who claimed they were terminated after reporting securities fraud or unfair financial practices. Complaints settled or dismissed
  • Defended deposition of human resources director in retaliatory discharge claim against national employer and conducted plaintiff’s deposition. Prepared and defended depositions for plant managers and other company-designated witnesses
  • Prepared brief for U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit that resulted in a favorable decision for professional services company facing discrimination complaint by account manager

Prior to joining Littler, Jill was an associate at a midsized litigation firm and held a federal clerkship position for two U.S. district judges. There, she gained substantial exposure to employment claims, which influenced her decision to concentrate on workplace law.

She received the “Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service” from Legal Aid of East Tennessee, in part, for her representation of an indigent defendant in a premises liability case involving several plaintiffs and co-defendants.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Former Co-Chair

Habitat for Humanity Committee

Knoxville Bar Association

Recognition

Recipient

Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

2014

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2013magna cum laude

Bar Admission

South Carolina
Georgia
Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina