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Jennifer L. Bills – Employment Law Litigation Attorney

Jennifer L. Bills

Litigation Attorney

Meet Jennifer Bills

Jennifer L. Bills has been litigating and advocating on behalf of employees and individuals for nearly 20 years and joined The Noble Law employment law firm in 2017. She is a frequent teacher, lecturer, and skilled investigator. She was also recognized as a Rising Star while practicing in Boston, MA. As an employment attorney, Jennifer concentrates her practice on workplace investigations and trainings for managers and employees on best employment practices and compliance issues.

Jennifer grew up in Greensboro and left the South to attend Haverford College and Northeastern University School of Law. Upon graduation, she clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Gene Carter in Portland, Maine. Jennifer worked for several nonprofit organizations and two small Boston law firms practicing civil rights and employment law before coming home to North Carolina in 2008.

As a Senior Attorney at Disability Rights NC, she worked for nine years to protect the rights of people with disabilities under the ADA. Jennifer teaches Disability Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at UNC-Chapel Hill. She frequently lectures and teaches CLE courses on Employment Law topics including: ADA, FLMA, Sexual Harassment, Intersectional Discrimination, and Ethical Issues in Representing Clients with Disabilities.

She has also served her community, including on the Carrboro Elementary School Improvement Team and on non-profit boards and volunteer committees advocating for racial equity. Jennifer enjoys hiking, frequenting the local farmers’ markets, and besting her children at chess and monopoly. She lives with her two daughters, who amaze her every day. When she grows up, Jenn’s daughter wants to “be myself and fight for justice.”

Bar / Professional Activity:

  • Massachusetts State Bar Association (January 2002)
  • New York State Bar Association (March 2003)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (December 2007)
  • United States First Circuit Court of Appeals (2002)
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2012)
  • United States District Court District of Massachusetts (2002)
  • United States District Court Eastern and Middle District of North Carolina (2009, 2010)

Presentations/Speaking Engagements:

  • Boston University, “Intersectionality at Work: Navigating Multiple Form of Discrimination”, (October 2020)
  • North Carolina Bar Association 2020 Fundamentals of Employment Law, Understanding Disability Laws in the Workplace: An Analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, (2020)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Festival of Legal Learning, Employment Law and Disability, Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity, etc. (ex. ADA, FMLA, GINA), (2017-2020)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Library Science: CEDI Lecture Series: Disability and the Law, (January 2019)
  • North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law Conference, FMLA and ADA (2018)
  • American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference, Workplace Wellness Programs (Fall 2015)

Pro Bono / Community Service:

  • North Carolina Bar Association’s 4All Statewide Service Day, March 2020
  • School Improvement Team, Carrboro Elementary School, Carrboro, NC August 2015-2017
    • SIT Member: Elected Parent Representative to School Improvement Team
    • RISE: Volunteer promoting inclusive environment for African American students
  • Chapel Hill Cooperative Preschool, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2011-2015
    • Board of Directors, President (2012-2014)

Awards:

  • Boston Magazine SuperLawyers, Named “Rising Star”, a top young lawyer in Massachusetts (2005-2007)

Publications:

  • North Carolina Bar Association 2020 Fundamentals of Employment Law, Chapter VI, The Americans and Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

CONTACT US

The Noble Law offers consultations and legal advice for employment issues at our Triangle and Charlotte offices, as well as video conferencing for remote clients.

Call Us

Charlotte: 704.626.6648

New York: 212.662.6500

Raleigh-Durham: 919.251.6008

South Carolina: 864.565.9059