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Joel Frank Dillard

Wrongful termination Attorney at Jackson, MS

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About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wrongful termination
    Unlawful termination of employment

    8 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Representing unions.

    14 years

  3. Discrimination
    Civil rights violations at work.

    8 years

  4. Sexual harassment
    Sexual harassment at work.

    8 years

Representing employees and unions in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower, organizing, and other workplace disputes. Employees have the right to engage in concerted activities for mutual aid or protection (29 U.S.C. 157) - in other words, free speech about working conditions and a democratic voice in the workplace.

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Licensed for 14 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/03/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/20/2022

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Joel F Dillard Pa
775 N. Congress St.
Jackson, MS, 39202


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Leslie | January 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Transparent and Thorough
Joel Dillard and his staff are professional and thorough. Joel didn’t over-promise during the consultation, was extremely transparent, and definitely over delivered. He listened to my desired outcome; and gave me the possible scenarios based on the information available. I am pleased with quality of service I received.
Posted by JG | September 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, knowledgeable with fantastic customer service.
I contacted Joel Dillard for an employment contract review that contained many clauses and restrictions. Joel made sure that he firmly understood my future employment goals and career path before providing an opinion tailored to my career strategy. From my initial contact to providing his very detailed opinion was only a matter of hours. I've worked with numerous attorneys in the past and I was very impressed with Joel's in-depth knowledge, attention to detail, and great overall customer service. I will definitely use Joel Dillard in the future.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Joel Dillard, PA
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Law Clerk to Judge Timothy B. Dyk
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Editor in Chief
  • Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Dickstein Shapiro, LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Student Law Clerk, General Counsel's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Special Assistant (Student) to the Chair
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Law Clerk, General Counsel's Office
  • American Federation of Government Employees
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Duncanville High School
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Papin v. UMMC
  • Defendant employer's motion for qualified immunity denied
  • Tillis v. Southern Floor Covering
  • Summary Judgment granted to plaintiff employees
  • Hester v. Jackson Public School District
  • Court denies defendants' motion for qualified immunity and summary judgment
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  • Peaceful Beginnings, LLC, natural childbirth classes
  • Co-Teacher
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2008
  • Order of the Coif
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 2008
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 2005


Speaking Engagements

  • CEU
  • Education Law for Teachers
  • 2018
  • CEU
  • Education Law for Teachers
  • 2017
  • CLE
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel is an incredibly talented attorney. He has extensive knowledge in Employment and Labor Law. Coupling that with his intensity, perseverance and solid work ethic, Joel is a formidable advocate for those individuals needing representation in those matters."
Employment and labor