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Overview

"Effective legal representation requires dedication, attention to detail and creative problem-solving. These are the skills I use to help clients obtain excellent results."

Jacqueline’s employment law practice is focused in two key areas: FLSA and wage and hour compliance matters; and the defense of health professionals and healthcare systems in employment-related disputes.

FLSA/Wage and Hour Compliance

Wage and hour disputes can result in significant liability for employers and cause major disruptions to a company’s daily operations.  Laws favoring employee-plaintiffs and the availability of information are just two of the factors contributing to an increased number of class and collective actions and individual lawsuits.  Adding to the complexities companies face in managing their employees is uncertainty regarding ever-changing regulations and guidelines for compliance.  Having knowledgeable, creative and results-oriented counsel is critical to an employer’s success when navigating employee compensation issues and wage and hour litigation.

An experienced trial attorney, Jacqueline helps businesses and individuals prevent and resolve complex disputes involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and wage and hour compliance.

Employment Disputes in the Healthcare Industry

Jacqueline’s employment law practice also focuses on counseling healthcare and other entities in connection with credentialing, peer review, physician discipline, employee termination, and other employment matters and on HIPAA and privacy-related matters.  She has experience in contract negotiation and interpretation, and in the successful enforcement of contracts through litigation. 

In service to the Hirschler clients, Jacqueline also handles real estate litigation and complex family law matters, including divorces and premarital agreements.

Recognition

Named among the “Best Lawyers,” Family Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2019

Named to “Legal Elite,” (Family/Domestic Relations) Virginia Business, 2013-2014, 2016-2018

Named a “Rising Star,” Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014 and 2015

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Experience

Experience

Defended national outsourcing company in collective action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Represented several hospital systems in Fair Hearings and peer review actions taken against physicians

Represented dental practices in investigating and handling employee misconduct

Represented several companies in defense of EEOC claims

Represented companies and individuals in connection with noncompete agreements

Represented health care facility in defense of employee claims and appeals before the Virginia Employment Commission

Represented physician practice in enforcement of employee contracts

Represented hospital system in connection with DMAS audit

Represented physicians in disciplinary and licensing matters

Represented developer in defense of easement rights

Counseling and representation of individuals in estate and will contests

Represented numerous individuals in the preparation and negotiation of premarital agreements

Counseling and representation of high net worth individuals in complex divorces, including those involving business/partnership valuation

Perspectives

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

Virginia State Bar

American Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Richmond Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Publications Committee Co-Chair 

Business and Civic Organizations

Governor’s Commission for a Monument on Capitol Square to Honor the Contributions of Virginia’s Women

Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Past Member, Board of Directors and Past Vice President

Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF), Past Member, Board of Directors

Miss Virginia Organization, Past Member, Board of Directors

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Prior to law school, Jacqueline served as an advocate for abused children through the Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.  In 2001, she was recognized by the Virginia General Assembly for her service.

As Miss Virginia 2000, Jacqueline traveled more than 40,000 miles throughout the Commonwealth speaking on a wide variety of topics, including child advocacy and the CASA program.  She went on to serve as vice president of the Chesterfield CASA Board of Directors and as a member of the Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF) Board. 

Jacqueline is currently serving on a gubernatorial Commission for a Monument on Capitol Square to Honor the Contributions of Virginia’s Women – a monument that will be the first of its kind in the United States.

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.

James Madison University, B.A.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
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