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Jessica L. Liss

Office Managing Principal
St. Louis

P 314-827-3950
F 314-827-3940


Jessica L. Liss is Office Managing Principal of the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis, P.C. Ms. Liss has been based in St. Louis her entire career and has extensive experience litigating all forms of employment and civil rights matters.

As a trial lawyer, Ms. Liss has been representing employers at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts. She has appeared before administrative judges and numerous state and federal agencies. Ms. Liss has conducted many jury trials through verdict, and participated in administrative hearings before various boards and tribunals.

Ms. Liss also provides on-going legal support and counsel on a daily basis for many of her clients. She routinely provides training to managers, supervisors and staff in all areas of employment law, including, but not limited to, supervisor training, sexual and racial harassment prevention, disciplinary practice, documentation policies, safety and disability management. Ms. Liss counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, handbooks and policies. She represents employers in prosecuting and defending claims of unlawful competition and solicitation. Ms. Liss also represents numerous public entities and public officials in employment matters.

Ms. Liss is a frequent speaker on employment matters and litigation avoidance and is also the appointed City Attorney for a local municipality.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Rising Star"
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, “Law Firm Leader” (2015)
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • National Association of Insurance Women
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, former President and elected member-at-larger

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Wilson School, Trustee, former chairperson of tuition assistance committee

Published Works

  • “Accommodating Transgender Employees: What Every Employer Needs to Know,” Journal of the Missouri Bar (November/December 2015) [Author]
  • “Beware That Your Social Media Policies Do Not Draw the Ire of the National Labor Relations Board,” Journal of the Missouri Bar (November/December 2014) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Transgender Transitions in the Workplace and Beyond,” St. Louis On the Air – St. Louis Public Radio (St. Louis, MO, August 17, 2015)

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

February 23, 2017
St. Louis Public Radio KWMU

Jessica Liss Discusses Harassment in the Workplace

February 23, 2017

Jessica Liss discusses what constitutes harassment of any sort, what employees should do in the case of harassment and what employers are responsible for on St. Louis on the Air. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

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November 12, 2015

Parent Company not ‘Employer’ under Missouri Law, Court Rules, Reverses $1.5 Million Award

November 12, 2015

An employer’s parent corporation that did not “directly act[] in the interest” of the employer was not a covered employer under the Missouri Human Rights Act liable for harassment and retaliation, a Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled. Diaz v. AutoZoners, LLC, d/b/a AutoZone, et al., No. WD77861 (Mo. Ct. App. Nov. 10,... Read More

October 15, 2015

City of St. Louis Minimum Wage Ordinance Struck Down by Court

October 15, 2015

The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis has struck down and enjoined implementation and enforcement of an ordinance raising the minimum wage for employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City to $8.25 per hour. The ordinance was slated to go into effect on October 15, 2015. The minimum wage in the City of St. Louis,... Read More

October 14, 2015

City of St. Louis Raises Minimum Wage, Imposes Notice Requirement

October 14, 2015

Effective October 15, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in St. Louis will increase to $8.25 per hour from the state minimum of $7.65 per hour pursuant to St. Louis City Ordinance 70078, which was passed on August 28, 2015. The increased minimum wage for employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City has been... Read More