“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.”— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jill Brenner Meixel heads the Firm’s Employment practice and is co-head of its Litigation practice. Over the course of more than twenty years, Jill has accumulated a broad skill set that has enabled her to effectively and efficiently guide clients towards favorable outcomes in employment and litigation matters. Jill’s diverse client base includes the representation of individuals and entities across the areas of health care and human services, social services, real estate and education.

Jill’s employment practice is robust, and includes a mix of litigation, advisory and transactional matters. She routinely represents employers and employees in actions involving discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour disputes and contract matters. Jill is frequently asked to advise employers as outside counsel on compliance and transactional matters, and to provide guidance on the vast and complex array of state and federal employment laws, including wage and hour laws (the Massachusetts Wage Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act), pay equity laws (the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act), leave laws (the Family and Medical Leave Act and Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Act), OSHA matters, and a host of other employment laws. Jill counsels employers on a wide variety of issues that routinely arise during the life cycle of employment including offer letters, employment contracts, implementation and compliance with internal policies and procedures, employee disabilities and accommodations, leaves of absence, employee discipline and performance improvement, protection against sexual harassment in the workplace and negotiations of separations and terminations.

Jill has a comprehensive litigation practice, with substantial experience litigating commercial and business disputes. Jill litigates cases in state and federal court and regularly appears before administrative agencies, local boards, and in mediation and arbitration. Jill also has expertise in zoning litigation, specifically in representing businesses servicing disabled individuals in claims against municipalities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Massachusetts Zoning Act (the Dover Amendment), and the Fair Housing Act, with regard to the siting of such businesses.

Prior to joining the Firm, Jill was an attorney at both a boutique Boston litigation firm and a large Boston law firm.

Jill received an A.B. in Government from Harvard University, cum laude, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Jill is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, and Massachusetts Bar Association, and previously served as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers Hearing Committee.

Jill has been named as a 2023 Go To Employment Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Since 2016, she has been named as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, and she is included in the Super Lawyers Women’s Edition.

Jill Brenner Meixel, Partner Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
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