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Jennifer D. Sims
Jennifer D. Sims

Jennifer D. Sims

Partner - Baton Rouge
Jennifer D. Sims is a partner in the Baton Rouge office. She has a diverse practice that primarily focuses on litigation. Jennifer has experience handling lawsuits against public entities, claims related to construction and design defects, EEOC charges and other employment-related matters, medical malpractice medical review panels and lawsuits, and law enforcement liability claims. Jennifer serves as the City Attorney for the City of Central and is the City Representative for the Louisiana City Attorneys Association (LCAA). Jennifer has also served as an adjunct instructor of sports law at Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business.
 

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., B.C.L., 2007; member of Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and American Association of Justice National Student Trial Team; CALI award for highest grade in Labor Law

Louisiana State University, B.S., Accounting, magna cum laude, 2004

Admissions

Admitted to practice in all Louisiana and Mississippi state courts; Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, Federal, Fifth Circuit and American Bar Associations, member

Louisiana City Attorneys Association, City Representative, 2017-Present

Community Involvement

Parkview Baptist School Board of Directors, member, 2013-2016 (also member of Executive Committee and Advancement Committee)

Omicron Delta Kappa, member

Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Moot Court Board, volunteer judge

March of Dimes, board member and secretary, 2009-2013

Adult Literacy Advocates, board member, 2010-2011

Junior Achievement, board member, 2008-2012

Parkview Baptist Church Preschool Committee, member, 2011-2013

Baton Rouge Bar Association Law Expo Committee, member, 2010

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Fight Cancer Campaign, ambassador, 2009

Junior Achievement, teaching volunteer, 2007-2010

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Named a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers 2015, 2016 and 2017

Publications

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Presentations

  • 'Management Update Briefing", an update on Labor and Employment Law, Baton Rouge, LA, May 2015
  • “Management Update Briefing” , an update on Labor and Employment Law, Baton Rouge, LA, April 2014
  • "Management Update Briefing", an update on Labor and Employment Law, Baton Rouge, LA, October 2013
  • "Management Update Briefing", an update on Labor and Employment Law, Baton Rouge, LA, April 2013
  • "Staying Out of Trouble with the Wage & Hour Law", update on Labor and Employment Law, Baton Rouge, LA, October 2012
  • "Worker Classification Issues", Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Shreveport Chapter, Shreveport, LA, August 2012
  • "2012's HR Hot Topics!", Greater New Orleans Society For Healthcare Human Resources, Metairie, LA, May 2012
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