Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) member Kimberly Jones recently earned recognition in the National Law Journal’s inaugural class of Equality Trailblazers. She is listed among 27 honorees profiled for making a significant impact on the legal industry through an innovative practice that benefits diversity and inclusion.
The managing member at SBH since 2016, Jones spent three years as a plaintiff’s lawyer before changing the focus of her work. She prides herself on using her counsel to assist clients in creating an environment that promotes a sense of belonging for all employees, and the focus carries over into assisting the firm in their own diversity efforts.
“… I realized I could impact more change working with companies rather than against them. So since then, I’ve been dedicated to the employer side,” Jones said in her profile. “A lot of my practices involves litigation but a lot also advice, counsel and training. Partially because of that, as law departments started pressuring law firms to employ diverse legal teams, my firm asked me to lead that effort.”
The full profile can be read here.
Jones is an employment trial lawyer representing companies, not-for-profit organizations, and higher education institutions in federal and state courts and before AAA and labor arbitration panels. In addition to providing day-to-day counsel on human resources issues, she trains management and non-management employees nationwide on a variety of employment issues, including prohibited harassment, effective supervision, and managing the absent employee.