Jerina D. Phillips is an associate practicing in the Firm's Litigation Department. She advises clients on matters relating to commercial and civil litigation and labor & employment. She has an extensive background clerking and interning in federal and state court systems as well as several legal organizations in the state of Missouri.

Jerina is a member of the Firm's Recruiting Committee. She was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® in 2018.

Practice Areas


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
    • Faculty Fellow to Professor Aaron Taylor, 2011-2012
    • Civil Litigation Clinic, appellate group member, 2012
    • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Regional Champion, 2011-2012
    • ABA National Moot Court Competition, SLU Law representative
  • Loyola University New Orleans (B.A., 2009)
    • Sociology
    • Dean’s List; National Dean’s List
    • Social Justice Scholarship Award
    • Outstanding Community Service Award

Legal Background

  • Judicial law clerk to Judge Donald Wilkerson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois (2013-2014)
  • Judicial law clerk to Judge Angela Turner Quigless, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District (2012-2013)
  • Judicial intern to Judge Lisa Van Amburg, 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri (2011)
  • Judicial intern to Judge Michael A. Wolff, Missouri Supreme Court (2011)
  • Legal intern, trial division, Missouri Public Defender System (2010)
  • Legal intern, housing unit, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (2010)
  • Legal intern, Shields Mott Lund, LLP (2007-2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board member, Greater East St. Louis Community Fund
  • Member, Task Force on the Future of the Profession
  • Mound City Bar Association (elected Member-at-Large, 2013-2014)
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers' Division scholar
    • Children and the Law Committee, appointee
  • Women Lawyers' Association of St. Louis
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court


  • Missouri Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, Mound City Bar Adopt-A-School Program
  • Tutor, Stevens Middle School
  • Mentor, Innovative Concept Academy
  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Volunteer, Join Hands ESL