Washington, D.C. – Jillian Murphy, Associate Attorney, St. Louis office, volunteered her time with the Illinois Youth & Government Organization this past weekend. She assisted with the program’s student attorneys for a delegation in the Metro East. The program is designed for high school students and gives them an opportunity to work as legislators, press, lobbyists, or attorneys. The group meets throughout the school year, and every March the organization takes over both the Capital and Supreme Court buildings to hold legislative sessions with youth senators and representatives. There are over 1,000 kids that participate in the program, and the legislators argue the bills that they have been working on all year long during their weekend with them. The Judicial program that Jillian dedicates her time to working with has grown exponentially over the last year which has allowed her to be involved with even more learning opportunities with new students. During the time spent with the students leading up to the big weekend, she helped the students write appellate briefs and supported them while they argued their cases. It was a great experience for Jillian and our future leaders!
Jillian M. Murphy joined the attorney team at Potestivo & Associates, P.C. in August of 2016. She primarily serves the Litigation Department in our St. Louis and Chicago offices. Jillian completed her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin in 2008, where she majored in Modern History and minored in Religious Studies. She went on to earn her J.D. at The John Marshall Law School in 2013. Jillian has gained a great deal of experience in just a short amount of time, including her role as Associate Attorney and Law Clerk at The Law Offices of Gayle Weinberg, P.C. and more recently as Senior Portfolio Lease Coordinator for Cushman & Wakefield . Jillian’s experience demonstrates that she is befitted to the legal needs and objectives of Potestivo & Associates, P.C.