Skip to main content
Press Release

Jackson Lewis Bolsters Employment Practice, Welcomes Dorothy "Dottie" Parson McDermott in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 17, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Dorothy “Dottie” Parson McDermott has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as a Principal. Ms. McDermott joins the firm from Ogletree Deakins, where she represented employers in the full spectrum of labor and employment law matters.

“Dottie has a wealth of experience in all aspects of employment law, making her an immediate asset to our growing Indianapolis office,” said Michael W. Padgett, Indianapolis Office Managing Principal. “We are confident her experience will prove to be an asset to our regional capabilities and we are delighted that the firm continues to attract attorneys of her caliber.”

Ms. McDermott focuses her practice focuses on defending employers and management in matters involving the American Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, Section 1981, the Indiana Wage Payment and Claims statutes, trade secret matters, and Fair Labor Standards Act audits and class actions. She also advises clients on ERISA and Non-ERISA employee benefits matters, and human resource issues such as reductions in force, employee handbooks, policies, severance agreements and workplace violence prevention restraining orders.

Throughout her career, Ms. McDermott has represented employers in a wide range of industries, including education, consumer electronics, healthcare, information systems, processing/manufacturing/sales (food and products), security, sports and telecommunications.

Ms. McDermott is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, Hispanic National Bar Association, American Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Ms. McDermott received her B.S. from Valparaiso University and her J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law.

Jackson Lewis’ Indianapolis office can be reached at (317) 489-6930.


About Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries.  Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law.  The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice.                 

Additional information about the firm can be found at

For more information, please contact:

Lara Hamm, Director of Communications and Public Relations

T: (267) 319-7803 / E:



Jackson Lewis P.C. offices that are responsible for the content of this advertisement include New York, NY; Hartford, CT; New Orleans, LA; and Orlando, FL. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.