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Jennifer L. Berhorst

Associate

, Bryan Cave LLP
Kansas City

Tel

1 816 374 3203

Fax

1 816 855 3203
jennifer.berhorst@bryancave.com
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Jennifer L. Berhorst

Associate


Kansas City



One Kansas City Place
1200 Main Street, Suite 3800
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-2122

Phone:

1 816 374 3203

Fax:

1 816 855 3203

email:

jennifer.berhorst@bryancave.com

Jennifer Berhorst specializes in commercial and employment litigation. Ms. Berhorst’s litigation practice includes all aspects of the litigation process, including case strategy, motion practice, depositions, court hearings and pre-trial preparations.  Ms. Berhorst has a wide range of commercial litigation experience representing clients in contract disputes, consumer banking actions, commercial foreclosures and related actions, negligence actions, general business and contract disputes and claims of fraud.  Ms. Berhorst’s employment litigation experience includes defending employers against claims of race, gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations in state and federal court. In addition, Ms. Berhorst has assisted in advising and counseling clients on various labor and employment matters.

Ms. Berhorst also does pro bono work, including having obtained favorable immigration status for victims of human trafficking and successfully represented numerous clients in obtaining guardianship of minors they care for.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court

 

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Kansas City Community Board Member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Midwestern Innocence Project Volunteer
  • KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy Graduate (2013)
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame Recipient (2013)

Jennifer Berhorst specializes in commercial and employment litigation. Ms. Berhorst’s litigation practice includes all aspects of the litigation process, including case strategy, motion practice, depositions, court hearings and pre-trial preparations.  Ms. Berhorst has a wide range of commercial litigation experience representing clients in contract disputes, consumer banking actions, commercial foreclosures and related actions, negligence actions, general business and contract disputes and claims of fraud.  Ms. Berhorst’s employment litigation experience includes defending employers against claims of race, gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations in state and federal court. In addition, Ms. Berhorst has assisted in advising and counseling clients on various labor and employment matters.

Ms. Berhorst also does pro bono work, including having obtained favorable immigration status for victims of human trafficking and successfully represented numerous clients in obtaining guardianship of minors they care for.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2009

Kansas, 2010

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009

Culver-Stockton College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

Publications

  • “Unmarried Cohabitating Couples: A Proposal for Inheritance Rights Under Missouri Law,” UMKC Law Review, 2008 – First place recipient of the 2008 Kansas City Estate Planning Prize Competition.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Kansas City Community Board Member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Midwestern Innocence Project Volunteer
  • KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy Graduate (2013)
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame Recipient (2013)

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
  • Culver-Stockton College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2009
  • Kansas, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri