Jessica L. Carter

Jessica L. Carter

Of Counsel
Joliet, Illinois
(312) 469-0529

Ms. Carter's practice focuses on civil litigation. She is currently of counsel and assists Mr. Cassian with complex legal matters as the need arises.

Prior to forming Cassian & Carter, LLC, Ms. Carter worked for a national law firm in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. She has handled all aspects of management-side labor & employment law matters and litigation. Ms. Carter has represented businesses and individuals at the administrative level and in state and federal courts. In addition, she has experience advising clients on employment issues such as employment contracts, non-compete agreements, lawful hiring and terminating procedures and policies, as well as issues related to the employment relationship, with a focus on the development and management of leave of absence policies.

Ms. Carter was an appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she taught a transactional drafting course to upper-level students. She has also been an instructor for SHRM's Professional Human Resource Management Certification Preparation Course offered through Northern Illinois University. While in law school, Ms. Carter served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Arlander Keys, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society
  • Western Michigan University
    • B.A. - 2006

Published Works

  • The Seventh Circuit's Erosion of the Equal Pay Act, 1 Seventh Circuit Rev. 129, 2006


  • Best Practices for Multi-State Employers, Dykema Employment Law Seminar 2008
  • Performance Evaluations for Employees, Lorman Education Services
  • Legal Writing, 2005 - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Honorable Arlander Keys, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Judicial Extern
  • SHRM's Professional Human Resource Management Certification Preparation Course, Instructor