Jill S. Distler


P 410-415-2008 F 410-415-2001


Jill S. Distler


Jill S. Distler is an associate in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice concentrates on representing management in employment litigation in state and federal court, in arbitration, and before the EEOC and state and local administrative agencies.

Jill handles employment discrimination claims, including race, sex, age and disability discrimination, as well as harassment, retaliatory discharge, wage and hour, and non-compete/restrictive covenant issues. She also advises management on employment related issues, including achieving compliance with federal, state, and local laws governing the employment relationship.

Prior to working at Jackson Lewis, Jill was a labor and employment associate at a leading global general interest law firm.

During law school, Jill was a managing editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. After law school, Jill clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. From 2003 to 2007, Jill clerked for the Honorable Benson Everett Legg, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021-present)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Ex Parte Communications with Former Employees Under The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct," The Defense Line (April 2003) [Co-Author]