Hero of the Day: Jill Zwagerman

On behalf of discrimination and wrongful termination client Jane Meyer, formerly the assistant athletic director at the University of Iowa, Des Moines lawyer Jill Zwagerman persuaded a jury drawn from a traditionally conservative jurisdiction to award $1.43 million in compensatory damages and to make findings that will support a $2 million post-trial additur. Verdicts like this don’t come along so often and this comes with a high-profile client. Ms. Zwagerman has every reason to be exceptionally proud today, notwithstanding the functional certainty of appeal. She’s an inspiration to employment lawyers nationwide.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Lives in Southern California (for now). Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. Homebrewer. Atheist. Likes: respectful and intelligent dialogue, good wine, the Green Bay Packers, and long romantic walks on the beach. Dislikes: mass-produced barley pop, magical thinking, ketchup, and insincere people. If you follow him on Twitter at @burtlikko you may be disappointed.

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