Jennifer D. Sims


Office: Columbus | 662-244-8826


Jennifer D. Sims has a diverse practice that primarily focuses on litigation. She has experience handling EEOC charges and employment-related lawsuits, including discrimination, retaliation, and wage/hour claims, as well as contract disputes.  Mrs. Sims also regularly advises clients on day-to-day employment matters, including personnel policies, classification and leave issues, and updates to employee handbooks. Mrs. Sims has also overseen and participated in discrimination/harassment/retaliation investigations.

Jennifer is an editor for BLR’s HR Hero Mississippi Employment Law Letter and has authored employment law articles pertaining to Mississippi employment law for HR Professionals Magazine.

Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Sims was a partner at a Louisiana law firm, where her practice focused on employment, municipal, and construction matters, including her serving as the City Attorney for a Louisiana municipality. Jennifer also has experience with medical malpractice medical review panels and lawsuits and law enforcement liability claims, and she has also served as an adjunct instructor of sports law at Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business.

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


  • 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


  • 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


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, 2018-2022
  • Junior Auxiliary of Columbus, Member, 2021-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;  Member of Executive Committee; Member of Advancement Committee
  • 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


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

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