Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris, Kansas City
Kim Jones prefers to head off her clients’ problems before they start — that is, before they lead to litigation, much less before they land in front of a jury.
Nonetheless, Jones’ trial skills are formidable. Her victories include two trials just months apart in 2014 on claims from two longtime Jackson County prosecutors who alleged they’d been fired to make way for younger hires. Both cases resulted in defense verdicts, vindicating the county’s employment decisions and avoiding $3 million in requested damages.
Jones joined Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris from Husch Blackwell’s employment practice in 2012. Four years later, she took over as its managing partner while maintaining an active trial and counseling practice.
She earned her law degree from the University of Kansas in 1994. Her community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Women’s Employment Network, a Kansas City-based organization that helps women achieve economic independence through employment.
She also works with the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the Kansas City steering committee for the Human Rights Campaign.