Jean M.Wilson


Clients look to Jean to provide practical advice and support in all aspects of the employment relationship.

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Business moves quickly, and business leaders need timely advice to address matters as they arise. Jean brings years of experience in providing practical and sound advice to employers on a broad range of issues—whether in relation to hiring, compensation, leaves of absence, employee discipline, reductions in force, terminations, or other employment matters.

Jean has handled employment litigation for clients for almost two decades, and understands the risks that employers face. While she still handles litigation matters, her practice focuses on supporting employers on an ongoing basis to help them avoid litigation, and comply with ever-changing employment laws. Jean turns her litigation experience into practical advice for employers in running their businesses. She works with employers on hiring matters, and has specific experience in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state background check laws. Jean also counsels employers on other matters, including leaves of absence, accommodations, performance counseling, discipline, workplace investigations, reductions-in-force, and employee separations.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jean worked as an assistant director providing support to adults with developmental disabilities. This experience managing employees has provided Jean with real-world insight into the challenges faced by managers and employers, and has helped her think about and implement creative solutions to their everyday problems.

Jean partners with clients to help them achieve their desired results. She enjoys working with business leaders, managers, and employee relations teams to develop processes and creative solutions to everyday matters.

"There is no better place to practice employment law than Seyfarth. A practitioner in every area of employment law is just a phone call away, and always ready and willing to assist clients with any issue they have. Being part of this team is incredibly rewarding."
  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School

    Summa cum laude
    Notre Dame Law Review (1997-1998)

  • BA, University of Delaware
    Magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Massachusetts
  • US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Massachusetts