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Jennifer S. Kiesewetter, Esq.

Founding & Managing Member of KLF

I’m the founding and managing member of the Kiesewetter Law Firm and am a seasoned attorney focusing on providing ERISA & employee benefits, healthcare, human resources, and general corporate counsel and advice to employers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and business owners. My practice includes regulatory compliance and governance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), the Internal Revenue Code, and the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), in addition to the other federal laws governing employee benefits and healthcare compliance.

I also have significant experience in advising organizations on day-to-day business matters, such as business planning and formation, business agreements and contracts, employment matters, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. In a world where business moves quickly, I can provide you with the counsel to keep growing your business while staying compliant. I have significant experience in working with C-Suite members, management and business owners.

I have also served as an Adjunct Professor University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for the last 10 years, where I have taught Employee Benefits. Additionally, I'm a frequent writer and speaker on the topic of employee benefits, health care compliance regulatory law, and human resources law.

 

DISTINCTIONS

  • U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers 2016-2018 "Best Law Firms" KLF has received a metropolitan tier 2 ranking designation in the practice areas of employee benefits (ERISA) law and litigation (ERISA).

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation - ERISA, 2013-2019

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2015-2019

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Employee Benefits, 2009- present

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Insurance Law, 2017

  • Adjunct Professor, Christian Brothers University, Cohort MBA Program, Bargaining and Negotiations, 2017

  • Adjunct Professor, Christian Brothers University, Cohort MBA Program, Human & Legal Aspects of Health Care Management, 2017

  • Member, Leadership Memphis, Executive Class, 2013

  • Mentor, Memphis Institute for Leadership Education (MILE), 2010-2011

  • Kindle Award Recipient, 2011

  • "Women to Watch," Memphis Minority Business Magazine, 2009

ASSOCIATION

  • American Bar Association

  • Mississippi Bar Association

  • Memphis Bar Association

  • Association for Women Attorneys

  • Board Member, Common Table Health Alliance, 2012-2016

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Tennessee, 1999

  • Mississippi, 2000

  • U.S. District Courts

    • Tennessee: Western, Middle and Eastern Districts

    • Arkansas: Eastern and Western Districts

    • Mississippi: Northern and Southern Districts

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals

    • 6th Circuit

    • 7th Circuit

    • 8th Circuit

EDUCATION & HONORS

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 1999

    • Recipient, Charles Hamilton Miller Legal Clinic Award for Excellency in Civil Advocacy, 1999

    • Recipient, Hunton & Williams Outstanding Writing Award for Appellate Brief, 1997

    • Member, Tennessee Law Review, 1997-1999

    • Moot Court Board Member, 1997-1998

  • University of Tennessee, M.S., Communications, 1995

  • University of Florida, B.S., Telecommunication, 1992

 

LOVES TO DO IN HER SPARE TIME

She's a proud single mom who loves to take in SEC games with her kids. She spends time traveling to New Orleans and Chattanooga to see both her daughter and son.  In her "spare time," she travels, runs and spends time with her dogs. She has a freelance writing business that keeps her consistently engaged with her legal practice areas and loves to spend time on Florida's 30A when she gets the chance.