Ms. Jennifer Claire Weiss

Ms. Jennifer Claire Weiss

Law Offices of Jennifer C. Weiss
  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce...
  • Illinois, Northern District of Illinois
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Summary

Principal of law firm focusing practice on family law, child custody and support, visitation, domestic violence, mental health, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA and wage-and-hour violations, retaliation, civil rights, and juvenile justice. Offers settlement negotiation, litigation, general consulting, mediation, arbitration, and training services.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer Requirement: Depends on case-type and its complexity, time constraints, anticipated costs, amount of time case completion is anticipated, nature of work requested, etc.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
7th Circuit
Professional Experience
Attorney, Principal
Law Offices of Jennifer C. Weiss
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Principal of law firm focusing practice on family law, child custody and support, visitation, domestic violence, mental health, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA and wage-and-hour violations, retaliation, civil rights, and juvenile justice. Offers settlement negotiation, litigation, general consulting, mediation, arbitration, and training services.
Research Assistant, Extern
Institute for Social Research, Political Studies
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Collected and analyzed data showing Michigan's adult waiver policy impact; reported findings to statewide stakeholders. Synthesized, analyzed and reported current research on social and biological risk and protective factors for offenders. Critically examined legislative material amending Michigan's juvenile waiver provisions and sentencing guidelines; counseled state officials regarding same. Investigated conditions of confinement for juveniles. Formally presented constitutional arguments against waiver statutes and inhumane confinement.
Research Assistant
University of Michigan Medical School, Head Trauma Team
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Abstracted and examined data from medical, legal, police and child protection case files. Informed social service, child protection, mental health and criminal policies. Assessed Washtenaw County's response to shaken baby syndrome cases; collaboratively worked with a multidisciplinary team of forensic physicians, lawyers, child psychologists, social workers and mental health professionals.
Reporter/Writer
Adoption and Child Welfare Reporter
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Briefed state and federal court cases for national reporter.
Legal Researcher
Hooper Hathaway Price Beuche & Wallace
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Informed attorneys on HIPAA compliance issues; assisted the defense of insurance liability claims for personal injury, commercial and property losses. Assisted in all aspects of discovery including drafting and responding to document requests, interrogatories, requests for admission and third-party subpoenas. Drafted legal memoranda for cases involving divorce, prenuptial agreements, securities fraud, derivative class actions, labor, employment, attorney malpractice, attorney-client and work product privileges and condemnation.
Paralegal II
Katten Muchin Rosenman, Litigation Department
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Assisted in trial preparation, document production and reviews, and file management for securities fraud, wrongful discharge, complex minority shareholder class action derivative, class action public nuisance and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud lawsuits. Prepped witnesses to take the stand. Developed and systematized a training and mentoring paralegal program emphasizing project management, teamwork and meeting demands under pressure.
Research Assistant, Extern
University of Chicago, Chapin Hall Center for Children
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Located and profiled child-protection mediation programs in the U.S. and abroad. Identified Cook County's child protection needs. Assimilated information. Proposed and critically examined attributes of child protection mediation program.
Paralegal Specialist, Honors Program
Dep’t of Justice, Appellate Section, Civil Rights Div.
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Performed state-by-state analysis of age-based employment discrimination. Selected by deputy chief to monitor and provide weekly report regarding IDEA cases filed in federal courts throughout the nation. Edited and proofed federal appellate briefs in cases involving constitutional questions about Titles VII and IX, the IDEA, ADA, ADEA and RICO.
Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Child Welfare/Policy/Community Organizing/Children & Youth
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No degree conferred
Activities: Child Welfare Scholarship (merit-based), 2003-2005 Research Assistant, Institute for Social Research, Center for Political Studies, 2004 Research Assistant, University of Michigan Medical School, Head Trauma Team, 2003-2004 Research Assistant, Global Program on Youth, 2004
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. / Law
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Activities: Joseph and Randee Seiger and Richard and Shirley Katcher Law School Scholarships (need- and merit-based), 2000-2003 Student Attorney, Child Advocacy Law Clinic and Children's Rights Appellate Clinic, 2002-2003 Summer Associate, Student Funded Fellowship (competitive), KidsVoice, 2002 Director/Coordinator, MedStart Children's Conference, 2001-2002 Peace Corps (Mali, Africa), International Planned Parenthood, FGM Project, 2001 Volunteer, SafeHouse Domestic Violence Shelter and Domestic Violence Order of Protection Program, 2001-2002
Erikson Institute
M. of Ed. in Early Childhood Development
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No degree conferred
Activities: Scholarship (merit-based), 1999-2000 Extern, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago, 2000
Loyola University Chicago
B.A. / B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science
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Honors: Magna cum laude, GPA 3.85/4.00
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Golden Key National Honor Societies Award Recipient, Hartnett Award for Excellence in Political Theory Presidential Scholarship (merit-based), 1993-1998 Intern, White House, Office of Public Liaison, Washington, D.C., 1998 Intern, State's Attorney's Office, Child Protection Division, 1997 Volunteer, Juvenile Court, Court Appointed Special Advocate's Office, 1997 Recreational Therapist Assistant and Volunteer, Children's Memorial Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, 1995-1999
Publications
Articles & Publications
Inferences in Employment Law Compared to Other Areas of the Law: Turning the Rules Upside Down
New York Law School Law Review.
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Jennifer C. Weiss
53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 505
Chicago, IL 60604
USA
Cell: (312) 636-3810