Kalila J. Jackson represents and counsels individuals and private employers in a diverse range litigation matters, including in all aspects of employment, labor, and fair housing law. Kalila is also affiliated with the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council (EHOC), a private, not-for-profit agency, where she represents both EHOC and individual clients in housing discrimination cases, as well as other civil rights issues.
Kalila graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Certificate of Forensic Science. Kalila received her Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in 2009. She was a recipient of the Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award. Kalila is licensed to practice in the state of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She is also a member of the Mound City Bar Association and sits on the Board of Directors of Catholic Family Services.
Kalila has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as before the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. She has experience handling a broad range of employment and labor matters for private sector corporate clients, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, and management/labor relations issues. In addition to advising clients on compliance issues and the application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, she has assisted clients with grievance dispute resolution, arbitrations, and mediations. Kalila also trains corporate clients on employment and fair housing law.
- 2020 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award honoree