Jill McIntyre is the leader of the Firm’s Electronic Discovery Group and in this role she has overseen hundreds of large scale ESI collection and production projects. Jill is a skilled litigator who handles complex toxic exposure and property contamination claims as well as defending lawyers faced with legal professional liability claims. She practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
Jill is an active member of the Jackson Kelly team, taking on leadership positions within the Firm to help keep it on the cutting edge of technology – in fact, she’s so tech-savvy that she might secretly be a Millennial. She leads the Firm’s internal team on electronic discovery and serves as vice-chair of the Firm’s technology committee. Jill closely follows the development of electronic discovery law and principles, along with emerging technologies implicated in the discovery process. Jill’s expertise is an asset to clients in the ever-changing age of technology; she regularly advises clients and colleagues about digital systems, retaining and discarding electronically stored information, preserving, locating, collecting and producing data, and engaging in proportional, cost-effective discovery.
Jill’s hands-on approach to her practice sets her apart from her peers. She loves to go into a workplace to see first-hand how a company operates, interviewing client constituents, strategically preparing a defense, and matching up documents to the story to be related to a judge or jury. She goes above and beyond to prepare demonstrative exhibits designed to break down complex facts for jurors. She has experience with mass action and class action lawsuits and is knowledgeable about state and federal regulatory processes relating to environmental protection.
Jill has been named a West Virginia Super Lawyer® and included in The Best Lawyers in America®, including in the 2017 Business Edition for “Women in Law.” She is president of the Board of Governors of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia and is a founding member of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. Jill serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Fund for the Arts and helps coordinate the Fund’s outdoor music festivals. Additionally, she is active in the Judge John A. Field Jr. American Inn of Court and Kanawha County Bar Association.
Despite her penchant for technology, her hobbies are far more hands-on. If she could, she would sew, paint, and build things all day. She’s a self-diagnosed hoarder of textiles and spends her time cooking, reading, gardening, and walking. But her favorite way to de-stress? Group singing . . . bring on the harmony.