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We know our way around a courtroom.

We also know you’d rather not be there in the first place. Our goal is to help you prevent employee claims that could lead to agency investigations or even litigation.

1 top tier ranking

In employment law in Little Rock by 2022 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”.

7 attorneys recognized

WLJ attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for their work in labor & employment law and related litigation.

Many of our employment attorneys are also experienced litigators.

Our extensive litigation experience enables us to skillfully protect the interests of our clients in the courtroom.

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Attorney Michelle M. Kaemmerling

Michelle M. Kaemmerling

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Michelle is committed to helping businesses navigate all issues that arise under employment laws, many of which can significantly impact a company’s reputation, culture and financial success. Her focus is on practical advice tailored to each client’s specific needs.

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Jane A. Kim

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Jane A. Kim, a Chicago-area native, has been practicing in the employment law field since 2007, when she moved to Little Rock to start her legal career at Wright Lindsey Jennings.

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David L. Jones

Partner

Little Rock, AR

David Jones focuses his practice in the areas of business law and litigation, commercial litigation and construction law.

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Regina Young

Regina A. Young

Partner

Little Rock, AR

When litigation arises, Regina first seeks to understand her clients’ goals, and then leverages her extensive experience in state and federal court to defend against wrongful discharge claims, state and federal claims of unlawful discrimination, and various employment-related actions.

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Attorney Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Stuart is one of the most highly regarded employment attorneys in Arkansas, whose focus as of late has been on pandemic-related employment issues (including vaccine mandates), managing medical and potentially recreational marijuana in the Arkansas workplace and defending collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.

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Daveante Jones

Associate

Little Rock, AR

Daveante’s focus as of late has been assisting employers with non-competition and confidentiality issues, including counseling on and drafting employment agreements, litigating issues arising from such agreements, and presenting and writing on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on employee retention and the need for effective confidentiality and non-competition agreements.

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Public and private employers alike have a variety of laws to follow covering civil rights and employment. With the extensive know-how of the labor and employment attorneys and the breadth of their practices, Wright Lindsey Jennings is uniquely qualified to handle a multitude of employment and civil rights matters.

In fact, our attorneys have litigated and tried a variety of cases under federal and state law, including cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Arkansas Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standard Act, the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act and 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983.

Our labor and employment attorneys place a premium on preventing employee claims in the first place and frequently advise clients on a variety of employment issues, including harassment investigations and leave issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. We also offer training to managers and employees in order to educate clients on the various employment laws and ensure that best practices are being followed.

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