Personal

My family is my number-one priority. I spend a lot of time supporting my three kids in their activities, including competitive soccer, basketball, and competitive cheer. Volunteering in their schools and giving back to the community and my church are also very important to me. I like to exercise, be involved, and spend time outside, whether that’s working in the yard or attending Southeastern Conference football games.

EDUCATION

  • Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., B.C.L., 2007
    • Member, 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

  • Georgia, 2019
  • Louisiana, 2007
  • Mississippi, 2014
  • Admitted to Practice in All Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia State Courts
  • Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • Northern and Middle District of Georgia
  • Third, Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits Court of Appeals

Memberships

Professional Associations
  • Member of Federal, Fifth Circuit, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Lowndes County Bar Associations
  • Member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
Community Involvement
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, Member
  • Heritage Academy Junior High Cheerleaders, Coach/Sponsor, 2022-present
  • Heritage Academy, PTA, Vice President, 2018-present
  • First Baptist Church Columbus, Active Member; Member of Personnel Committee, 2019-2021; Member of Finance Committee, 2022-present
  • Parkview Baptist School Board of Directors, Member, 2013-2016; and Advancement Committees
  • 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
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Moot Court Board, Volunteer Judge
  • Junior Auxiliary of Columbus, Member

thought leadership

Speaking Engagements

  • “Status as Protected Classes Have More Than One Life to Live”, MS SHRM Annual Conference, Biloxi, MS, April 2018
  • “Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status Under Title VII: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed”, The Kullman Firm’s Fall Labor and Employment Seminar, New Orleans, LA, October 2017
  • “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

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers 2015-2022
  • Heritage Academy, PTA, Vice President, 2018-2022

overview

"Clients appreciate my strong work ethic, legal strategies, perseverance, and ability to foster close connections with people. These durable relationships enable me to be very candid with clients and walk alongside them to strategize, minimize risks, and optimize outcomes."

Practice Overview

Focusing on litigation in her national practice, Jennifer Sims handles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges and employment-related lawsuits, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation claims, and wage-and-hour issues. She also guides clients through contract disputes and arbitrations. Jennifer enjoys the intellectually stimulating nature of litigation and each matter’s unique fact patterns, which she shapes into a compelling narrative.

Always bringing a practical and congenial approach, Jennifer advises clients on day-to-day employment matters, including personnel policies, classification and leave issues, and updates to employee handbooks. She also oversees and participates in investigations of employee claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage audits.

Jennifer applies her excellent information-gathering and interviewing skills to determine exactly how incidents unfolded and if they happened as described by claimants. Jennifer takes a wide-angle view of situations and sees how things appear from the perspectives of jurors and other attorneys. Her ability to read a room and put people at ease is helpful in many venues, including in the courtroom, during mediations, and in witness preparation sessions.

Prior to coming to Kullman Law, Jennifer practiced at a Louisiana law firm in the areas of employment, municipal, and construction law and also served as a city attorney for a municipality. She gained experience with medical malpractice review panels and lawsuits, as well as law enforcement liability claims. Previously, Jennifer taught at Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business as an adjunct instructor of sports law.

Jennifer is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated and has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2015 through 2022.