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© 2019 by JBJ Legal

KIMBERLY D. JESELSKIS

Kim focuses her practice on employment and labor law. She represents both individuals and employers in a wide range of employment law, labor law, and benefits matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and overtime violations, wrongful termination, short-term disability benefits, and longterm disability benefits.

Kim also advises and represents clients with severance agreements, executive agreements, and restrictive covenants, such as non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and nondisclosure agreements. Kim’s practice encompasses all aspects of the employment relationship — from hiring to termination and post-employment issues. As a Registered Civil Mediator, Kim also mediates employment related disputes.

 

Kim represents clients in litigation in both federal and state courts, and before government agencies and tribunals, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC), the State Employees’ Appeals Commission (SEAC), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Indiana Wage and Hour Division.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

 

Prior to founding Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph, LLC, Kim practiced at Katz Korin Cunningham PC. Kim was also the founding member of Jeselskis Law Offices, LLC, and operated her own firm for seven years. Before opening her firm, Kim practiced law at Macey Swanson and Allman, Faulkner & Associates, and Kerrin & Osborne. Kim also lived in Arizona following graduation from law school, where she practiced law, until returning to Indiana in 2002.

 

Throughout her legal career, Kim’s practice focus has been in employment and labor law.

 

EDUCATION

 

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2000

  • Full-Time Externship, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Member of the Client Counseling Team

  • Research Assistant

  • Pro Bono requirement completed at PetSmart, Phoenix, Arizona

 

Ball State University, M.A., Psychology, 1997

  • Thesis: Individuals Solving Problems: The Effects of Problem Solving Strategies and Problem Solving Technologies on Generating Solutions, July 1997.

  • Journal Article: The Impact of Remote-Site Group Size on Student Satisfaction and Relative Performance in Interactive Telecourses, The American Journal of Distance Education, Vol. II, No. 1, pg. 23 (1997).

  • Journal Article: Relative Academic Performance and Its Relation to Facet and Overall Satisfaction with Interactive Telecourses, Distance Education, Vol. 18, No. 2, pg. 318 (1997).

 

Ball State University, B.S., Psychology, cum laude, 1995

BAR ADMISSIONS 

 

  • Indiana and Arizona

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 

  • United States Supreme Court

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • Super Lawyers, 2015-2020

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2011-2013

  • Top 25 Female Lawyers for Indiana Super Lawyers, 2019

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow, 2018

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver Distinction

LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

  • National Employment Lawyers Association

  • Indiana Affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

  • Council Member and Past President, Employment and Labor Law Section, Indiana State Bar Association, 2003 – Present.

  • Executive Committee, Employment and Labor Law Section, Indianapolis Bar Association,  2006 – 2012, 2016 – Present.

  • Board Member and Past President, Indiana Affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association, 2005 – Present.

  • Co-Editor of The Employment and Labor Law Handbook for Indiana Lawyers (1st Edition).

  • Board Member, Indiana Education Employment Relations Board (IEERB), 2016 – Present.