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Jill P. Telfer has been a trial employment lawyer representing plaintiffs for over 20 years. She has been recognized in the legal community for the work she does both in and out of the courtroom. She was the first woman to be awarded the Capitol City Trial Lawyers (“CCTLA”) Advocate of the Year in 2004 and the Mort Friedman Humanitarian Award in 2010. In 2008, Ms. Telfer was given the honor of becoming a Barrister in the Anthony M. Kennedy Inns of Court and two years later continuing to the present has designated a Master. She was a finalist in the Consumer Attorneys of California (“CAOC”) Street Fighter of the Year and selected Trial Lawyer of the Year by CAOC Women’s Caucus in 2010. In 2013, Ms. Telfer was named as one of America’s top 10 animal defenders by the Animal Legal Defense Fund for her pro bono animal rights cases. Ms. Telfer has written several published articles about employment disability law and employment litigation, and is a frequent lecturer for CAOC, CCTLA, CELA, and CEB on Disability Discrimination & Litigation. Memberships: CELA, NELA, AAJ, TLPJ. Ms. Telfer earned her J.D. from Pepperdine Law School in 1989 (AMJUR recipient—Intellectual Property & Trial Practice) and her BA from U.C. Santa Barbara (1985).