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Education
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Texas Christian University, B.B.A., 2005
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2010
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
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Jessica L. Kirker
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Senior Attorney
jkirker@thompsoncoe.com
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Austin
701 Brazos
Suite 1500
Austin, Texas 78701
512-703-5079 direct  |  512-708-8777 fax
Assistant:
Cindy Buzan
512-703-5074  direct
cbuzan@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Jessica Kirker represents both private sector businesses and public entities and their respective directors, officers and management officials in employment litigation matters throughout Texas.

Jessica’s practice focuses on representing employers and their managers and employees in discrimination and retaliation lawsuits, charges of discrimination, wage claims, suits for breach of contract, various employment-related torts, and suits for violation of state and federal statutes, such as the FLSA, the FMLA, WARN, and the Texas workers’ compensation retaliation statute. In addition, Jessica regularly advises businesses on proactively avoiding employee complaints, non-competes and other contractual issues, and compliance with various employment statutes.

In addition, Jessica represents insurance carriers in matters involving personal and commercial lines policies including first party property and contract claims, bad faith litigation, and coverage disputes. She has also represented clients in the areas of premises liability and contractual disputes.

Jessica is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Representative Experience
  • Represented numerous employers before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission and obtained favorable rulings and dismissals of Charges of Discrimination.
Professional and Community Activities
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
Speeches and Presentations
  • What's Mine is Mine/Yours? Employee Privacy and Social Media, Seventh Annual Thompson Coe Labor & Employment Seminar, Thompson Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P., February 21, 2013
Professional Recognition
  • Named a 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyer - Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine.