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Jill Johnston

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In nearly a decade since joining The Beasley Firm, Jill has become a seasoned trial lawyer while also focusing her practice on providing injured clients with all of the support and information they need to navigate the complex and unfamiliar litigation process. She has represented clients in a variety of cases including catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, birth injuries, serious motor vehicle accidents, business and contract disputes, law firm partnership breakups, employment matters and more. To date, the cases Jill has worked on have a total settlement/verdict value of approximately $50 million. Recently, Jill was part of the trial team that obtained a $3 million verdict on behalf of a client who was injured while working as a waitress when she was grabbed by the neck and kissed by a restaurant patron, a historic verdict which punctuates the #metoo movement in eastern Pennsylvania.

Jill was born and raised in South Jersey and obtained her undergraduate degree in public relations from the University of Maryland, where she received the President’s Scholarship and graduated with honors. In 2005, she was awarded The Camden Law Dean’s Scholarship at Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ. She also served as Associate Managing Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion and at graduation, received recognition for her pro bono contributions to the community. She clerked for the Honorable James M. Blaney in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County, and also worked at the American Arbitration Association before joining the firm.

Jill serves as a Senior Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She also participates in charity events and volunteers for various organizations in the Delaware Valley, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Angels Community Outreach and Kitkat Playroom. Jill received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with a local animal rescue from 2011 through 2014. Most recently, she served as a judge for the Quaker Classic Mock Trial Competition at the University of Pennsylvania.

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