Jessica Schachter Jewell

Jessica Schachter Jewell is an associate in the Labor & Employment practice group. She provides counseling and litigation defense to local and national employers in a broad spectrum of industries, including restaurant/food service, health care, technology and nonprofit organizations.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on labor and employment litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Specifically, I help employers located in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I regularly defend against employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims and routinely obtain “no probable cause” determinations and summary judgment in my clients’ favor.

I also assist clients with a variety of employment-related matters, including properly handling investigations into employment discrimination and harassment claims, wage-hour issues, employee termination and various labor issues.

I ensure that I am up to date on the current laws as well as recent trends so that my clients know what to expect today, tomorrow and in the future.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’ve been following developments in labor and employment including recent changes to laws affecting interviewing and hiring practices, wage-hour issues and leave entitlement.


  • “The Intersection of Legislation and Diversity in the Workplace,” 20th Annual Rhode Island's Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, Warwick, RI, March 28, 2019 (break-out session facilitator)

No individual liability under FEPA Supreme Court rules

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 22, 2017

Providence labor and employment associate Jessica Jewell is quoted in this article discussing individual liability under Fair Employment Practice Agencies and the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act, in light of the decision in Mancini vs. City of Providence.


Jessica Schachter Jewell



Phone: 401-454-1046


Phone: 617-345-1000

Fax: 855-858-8804

Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., Social-Organizational Psychology

Tulane University, B.A.


Rhode Island


U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Bar Association

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