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Jennifer W. Colvin

Of Counsel

Jennifer Colvin has extensive experience in the area of labor and employment law.  She represents a wide variety of clients in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and breach of contract in both state and federal courts as well as arbitral forums.  Jennifer’s practice includes representation of employers in appellate matters in numerous state and federal courts around the country including the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Jennifer also counsels employers on employment related issues, including termination, harassment, pre-employment procedures, and compliance with state and federal fair credit statutes, and regularly drafts executive employment agreements, executive compensation contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, settlement and release agreements, and policy materials for clients.

Jennifer previously worked as the Assistant Corporate Secretary for The Midland Company / American Modern Insurance Group where she was integrally involved in the 2008 $1.3 billion sale of the company to Munich Re Group.  Jennifer also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Harry Lee Hudspeth, Senior United States District Court Judge, Western District of Texas from 2003-2004. She earned her B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 2000.  She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003, where she was the Symposium Editor of the Law Review.

Representative Matters

  • Garcia v. Cintas Corp. No. 3, Case No. CV- 12-3064-RMP, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53231 (E.D. Wash. Apr. 12, 2013); Affirmed after briefing and oral argument by Garcia v. Cintas Corp. No. 3, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 7175 (9th Cir. Wash., Apr. 30, 2015) (granting and affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant employer on Plaintiff’s claims of disability discrimination and retaliation, failure to accommodate, worker’s compensation retaliation, and tortious injury).
  • Brooks v. Cincom Systems, Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-115 (S.D. Ohio June 10, 2013) (granting Defendant’s motion for summary judgment on Plaintiff’s age discrimination claim).
  • Mora v. Walgreen Co., Case No. 2:10-cv-884 (S.D. Ohio Feb. 8, 2013) (granting Defendant’s motion for summary judgment on Plaintiff’s age, race and national origin discrimination and harassment claims).

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2012-2018
  • Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2018


Speaking Engagements


  • Targeting Gang Crime:  An Analysis of California Penal Code Section 12022.53 and Vicarious Liability for Gang Members, 50 UCLA L. Rev. 685 (2002).
  • Co-author, The Perversity of Sexual Harassment Law:  Effects of Recent Court Rulings, 42 Cornell Hotel and Rest. Admin. Quarterly 1265 (2001).

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 562-1449
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2003; University of California, Los Angeles Law Review, 2001-2003
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2000