University of Illinois College of Law,
J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
A.B., magna cum laude, 1991
Highest Distinction in Curriculum
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Illinois USDC, Central District
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Missouri USDC, Western District
US Ct Appeals, 8th Circuit (Covers AR, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
US Ct Appeals, 7th Circuit (Covers IL, IN, WI)
The Missouri Bar
Illinois Bar Association
American Bar Association
Member, Labor and Employment Division
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Lexology Client Choice Award
Missouri - Employment, 2014
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2022 (by BL Rankings)
Employment Law, Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Thompson Coburn LLP
Brown & James, P.C.
University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board
Alumni Association-University of Illinois
Glendale Lutheran Church
United Way Community Investment Committee
United Way Allocation Panel Chair
Lutheran Senior Services
HR Advisory Board Member
Krissa practices human resources law, focusing on the representation of employers in employment litigation and client counseling.
She has substantial experience in counseling clients and the defense of lawsuits involving sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination and religious discrimination under Title VII, age discrimination under the ADEA, disability discrimination under the ADA, the FMLA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims.
Krissa has also represented clients before the Equal Opportunity Commission and before state agencies, including the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She has experience representing employers in state court on various issues involving covenants not to compete, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and at-will employment exceptions, and employment discrimination.
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