Portrait of Jill Garcia

Jill Garcia

Attorney

Growing up in a small town in New Hampshire, Jill wanted to escape the snow and move to California. She almost made it, making what she believed to be a temporary stop in Las Vegas. After graduating from law school in Boston, where her classmates assumed she must be a mob lawyer, Jill returned to Nevada and began her career as a commercial litigation attorney. Twenty years later, Jill has broad experience providing in-depth counsel in the areas of equal opportunity, discrimination, wrongful discharge, non-competition and trade secrets and wage and hour litigation. She is also a seasoned commercial litigator. The depth of Jill’s experiences allows her to provide big picture advice in all areas related to litigation, oftentimes identifying issues well before the client even knows there’s a problem. Jill’s professional philosophy allows her to help clients control costs, avoid expensive disputes when possible and efficiently resolve issues when they unfortunately arise. Outside of the office, Jill enjoys hiking, attending yoga retreats and painting.
Education
  • Northeastern School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • The University of New Hampshire, cum laude, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
Acknowledgments
  • Super Lawyers, 2014-2020
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2013
  • AV® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
Professional Involvement
Prominent Assignments
  • Representation of large restaurant chain in wage and hour dispute resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Representation of financial institution in non-compete and trade secret misappropriation matter resulting in a favorable outcome for the client.
  • Representation of large timeshare company in discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claim resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Representation of University in contact and wrongful termination dispute resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Representation of numerous employers before the Nevada Labor Commissioner and Department of Labor for unpaid wages and commissions, alleged violations of the FMLA and failure to provide meal and rest breaks resulting in favorable outcomes for clients.
  • Representation of numerous employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission related to charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation resulting in favorable outcomes for clients.
Publications / Presentations
  • Author “The Top Five Things to Consider About Retaliation Charges,” Labor & Employment Issue of Communique, February 2020
  • Author “School Worker’s Disability Retirement Does Not Preclude ADA Claims,” SHRM.org, September 26, 2013
  • Author “Personal Liability of Corporate Agents: Casting Aside the Notion That There Is No Individual Liability Under The FLSA,” Nevada Lawyer, November 2009
  • Contributing Editor, Practical Law Labor & Employment, Drug Testing Laws: Nevada, Leave Laws: Nevada
  • Speaker Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium, 2019