Barbieri, Jennifer L.

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Address: 525 West Main Street Suite 105, Belleville, IL 62220
Lawyer Firm: Clayborne, Sabo & Wagner LLP
Phone: 618-239-0187
Fax: 618-416-7556

Areas of PracticeLabor & Employment

Practice Focus and Client Representations:

Jennifer Barbieri focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment litigation. She also has experience in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. In addition, Ms. Barbieri has substantial appellate experience. Her prior work as plaintiff counsel gives her a unique perspective on the cases she defends. Ms. Barbieri has tried a number of cases to verdict.

Jennifer Barbieri recently achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Professionals with this highest ranking are recognized as AV Preeminent® and are considered to have achieved significant rating accomplishments. Put simply, these are the highest-level professionals in their field, and Attorney Jennifer Barbieri is one of them.

The following is a sample of some of her most recent decisions:

A Petitioner claimed carpel tunnel condition as a result of her customer service position for her employer. The Arbitrator ruled in favor of Petitioner on a finding that her injury was work related. Attorney Jennifer Barbieri represented the employer and appealed the Arbitrator’s decision. On appeal the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission agreed with Barbieri’s argument that the Petitioner had failed to prove that her carpel tunnel condition was anything more than idiopathic. The Commission overturned the Arbitrator’s award of benefits to Petitioner. Benson v. Illinois American Water Co., Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.Petitioner in this workers’ compensation action claimed injuries to his back and neck in two (2) separate accidents. Petitioner’s treating physician recommended pain management and surgery. Respondent employer was represented by Jennifer L. Barbieri. Following a trial, the Arbitrator denied Petitioner’s claim for benefits, including medical and TTD. Petitioner appealed to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission affirmed the Arbitrator’s decision. Womack v. Touchette Regional Hospital, Illinois Workers Compensation Commission.Petitioner employee claimed two (2) separate injuries including contact dermatitis and a psychological injury as a result of her work environment in this workers’ compensation case. Her treating physicians testified that these injuries at a minimum were aggravated by his work environment. The employer was represented by Attorney Jennifer Barbieri who had the Petitioner examined by an independent medical examiner who opined that Petitioner’s conditions were not caused by her work environment and was likely the result of outside factors. Following this evidence the Arbitrator decided for the employer. Mosley v. City of East St. Louis, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Arbitration.

Professional Background:

Ms. Barbieri is a founding partner of Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP. Prior to the formation of Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP, she was an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for three years. She was previously an associate at Thomas C. Rich, P.C., in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Ms. Barbieri served a number of clerkships. From 2000 to 2002 she clerked at Epstein and Frisch in Indianapolis, and from 2002 to 2003, she clerked at Roberts, Perryman, Bomkamp, and Meives in St. Louis. She also clerked at Courtney, Clark, and Associates, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois, from 2002 to 2003, and worked as an associate there from 2003 to 2005. She then joined Thomas C. Rich, P.C., in 2005, where she remained until joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

Ms. Barbieri’s law school accomplishments include having been a board member of the Dean’s Tutorial Society and a member of the Academic Dean’s List. She participated in moot court and had the top paper in Contracts II. Ms. Barbieri was a member of Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity.

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