Jamie Mahler Westbrook concentrates her practice on the representation of employers in labor and employment law matters, in the courts, in arbitration, and before government agencies such as the EEOC, MCHR, and IDHR as well as providing preventive advice and counsel. 

Jamie advocates for clients in labor, employment, employee benefits, wage and hour, and general business litigation matters. The proactive legal guidance Jamie provides clients on employee discipline and termination, hiring decisions, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wage payment and leave of absence practices, HIPAA compliance, FMLA compliance, unemployment determinations, and handbook policy and procedure development, often helps them avoid litigation. Jamie is well-versed in workplace investigations, having handled a number of investigations addressing complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and has also managed audits of wage and hour practices.

When litigation is unavoidable, Jamie represents clients in defense of a broad range of employment law claims including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, economic tort, and various other violations of state and federal laws. She also regularly advocates for clients facing charges of discrimination pending before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other state and local agencies. Jamie is adept at handling unemployment hearings as well and has represented clients in hearings before the Missouri Division of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 

In law school, Jamie served as the Supervising Editor of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review.  

Holding degrees in both business and law and with a history of prior experience working for major corporations, Jamie approaches litigation, grievance handling, interest arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations with her clients' organizational operations and business goals in mind. 

Jamie graduated with honors with a certificate in Health Law from the Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school she served as an Articles Editor for the Saint Louis University Public Law Review, a student mentor, and a representative of the Student Bar Association's Budget Committee. She also completed a judicial externship for the Honorable Paula P. Bryant in the 22nd Judicial Circuit and volunteered her time as a student attorney in the Saint Louis University Legal Clinic.

Representative Experience
  • Won a defense verdict for a large healthcare client in Saint Clair County, Illinois alleging discrimination and retaliation.
  • Defended publicly traded and private companies against parties claiming violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Missouri Human Rights Act.
  • Prevailed on numerous Charges of Discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department on Human Rights, and Missouri Commission on Human Rights. 
  • Represented a full-service haircare franchisee in asserting claims against former employees for breach of contract claims and trade secret misappropriation that resulted in a favorable settlement for the client. 
  • Obtained summary judgment in sex harassment and discrimination claim under Title VII in United States District Court.
  • Won motion to dismiss in breach of contract action in Saint Louis City Court.
  • Prevailed in post-impasse interest arbitration with respect to the wage and benefits packages offered to bargaining unit police officers. 
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlements for clients defending accessibility allegations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
  • Represented intellectual property holding company in connection with restrictive covenant, trademark infringement, fraudulent inducement, tortious interference, and conversion litigation. Obtained dismissal due to lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Represented employers and obtained favorable decisions in numerous grievance arbitrations involving employee terminations and contract interpretations.
  • Reviewed employee manuals and employment policies to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2022 Class of Fellows 
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch - Labor and Employment Law - Management and
    Litigation - Labor and Employment (2021 - 2022)
  • "Missouri Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine (2020 - 2021)