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Jessica S. Holliday
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Jessica S. Holliday

525 West Main St.
Suite 200
Belleville, IL 62220
T: (618) 355-5127
F: (618) 235-5591
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Education

Saint Louis University (J.D., 2010)
University of Tennessee (B.A., 2005)

Jessica S. Holliday is a partner with Brown & James, P.C., practicing in the firm’s Belleville, Ill., office.  She has been with the firm since 2011. Jessica focuses her practice on premises liability, transportation, and employment matters. In addition, she has argued before the Illinois Fifth Appellate District.  

Jessica graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Law. She serves as a judge for moot court competitions at Saint Louis University School of Law, as well as mock trial competitions at Washington University School of Law. She also participates as an arbitrator in the St. Clair County, Ill., mandatory arbitration program. As a college graduate of the University of Tennessee, Jessica is an avid supporter of Tennessee athletics.

Recent Achievements
Member, ALFA International Labor & Employment Law Steering Committee 
Member, ALFA International Women's Initiative Steering Committee

Professional Affiliations
ALFA International
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Federal Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
St. Clair County Bar Association

Bar Admissions
Illinois
Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Publications

  • 2018 IDC Survey of Law (Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel) – Committee Editor and Contributor

  • 2017 IDC Survey of Law (Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel) – Contributor
  • “Judge Made Protected Class Under Title VII Loosens Separation of Powers Doctrine,” Monograph, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018).

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Avoiding the Pitfalls: Ethical Issues in the Insurer-Insured Relationship," Brown & James webinar, June 2018

  • Presenter, "Who's the Boss? Understanding Employment Relationships in the Contemporary Legal Landscape," Illinois Society of Association Executives, April 2016. The presentation focused on the distinction between employees and independent contractors. Brown & James lawyers presented with a group of attorneys from the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. 
  • Presenter, "Tort Law Update," Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel's Spring Symposium, March 2016

Prior Legal Experience
Law Clerk, The Simon Law Firm

Academic Honors and Activities

Lead Articles Editor, Saint Louis University Public Law Review



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