Biography

    About Jerri

    Jerri Adams Belcher 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 then 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.

    Education

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

    Admissions

    Minnesota Supreme Court
    Wisconsin Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

    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

    Honors and Awards

    Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, 2019-2021
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law- Employee, 2022
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Litigation- Labor and Employment, 2022

    Publications and Presentations

    Preparing for the New Normal – Business and Employment Considerations for Long-Term Hybrid and Remote Work, Minnesota State Bar Association, Co-presenter with Timothy Kohls and Dan Prokott, June 22, 2021
    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