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Spencer Fane expands litigation practice with hire

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Spencer Fane LLP announced the expansion of its Springfield litigation practice with a local hire.

Jessica Hill joined the law firm as of counsel attorney, according to a news release. She has 10 years of experience in the Springfield law industry, most recently serving as a shareholder with Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson PC since 2015, according to a Spencer Fane spokesperson.

“We’re thrilled to have Jessica join our litigation practice group and strengthen our ability to provide high levels of client service in handling insurance disputes,” said Jason Smith, office managing partner for Spencer Fane in Springfield, in the release. “Jessica’s knowledge of the Springfield market reinforces our commitment to grow in the markets and industries where our clients do business, so we can continue to effectively and efficiently handle their matters.”

Hill's litigation practice focuses on general business, employment, liability and insurance cases. A 2020 Litigation Practitioner Award winner from Missouri Lawyers Media LLC, Hill's experience includes a 2015-16 case when she was hired by Missouri State University for a discrimination investigation, according to past reporting.

Spencer Fane ranked No. 3 on Springfield Business Journal's list last year of the area's largest law firms, with 17 local attorneys.


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