Jerri Adams

Employment Law Rising Star (612) 252-3570

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Jerri Adams is a fearless and tenacious advocate for employees’ rights. She represents individuals who have experienced discrimination, retaliation and harassment in the workplace. Prior to joining Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP, Jerri litigated and tried employment, insurance and construction defect cases. During law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she developed her advocacy skills as a judicial intern for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Further, she completed externships at the Wisconsin Department of Justice in its Civil Litigation unit, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. Jerri also served as a member of Wisconsin’s Mock Trial team and as Secretary of the Black Law Student Association.

Jerri is a former member of Technovation where she mentored middle-school girls by helping them to develop business acumen, public speaking skills and confidence to solve real-world problems through technology.

Publications and Presentations

  • Use and Enforcement of Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements, 2018 Business Law Institute, Panelist with Tom Marshall, May 7, 2018
  • Employment Law Boot Camp, Presentation to Contractors and Members of the Construction Industry, Presenter, May 2017
  • Arbitration Study Preliminary: Section 1028(A) Study Results to Date, Co-author of Small Claims Court Data, December 12, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Diversity & Inclusion Council Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Employment Lawyers Association of the Upper Midwest
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI, J.D.
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, B.A., magna cum laude, English and Communication


  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court