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Jackalyn A. Olinger Rochelle


Jackalyn “Jackie” Rochelle has dedicated her career to the effective and conscientious representation of individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases.

She has over 17 years of experience and leadership handling matters for people all over the country whose lives have been impacted by the carcinogen asbestos. She sees cases through from intake to trial, and has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards for her clients and their families.

Jackie continues her advocacy outside of the courtroom by volunteering with various organizations to help protect the civil justice system and the vulnerable in our communities. For example, Jackie serves on several leadership positions within the American Association for Justice (AAJ). She is also an active member of the Board of Directors at the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition which works to create a safe and loving home for all foster children in the St. Louis region. She is also a frequent presenter and faculty member around the country for attorneys’ continuing legal education classes and was an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law. Jackie is barred in Illinois, Missouri, and California.

Community and Professional Activities

Leadership Positions

  • American Association for Justice
    • Executive Committee
    • Board of Governors
    • Diversity & Inclusion Committee – Chair
    • Voter Protection Committee – Co-Chair
    • Minority Caucus (2012 – 2013 – Chair)
    • New Lawyers Division (2011 – 2012 – Chair)
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
    • President, Board of Directors (2022 – Present)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2015-2021)
    • President, Junior Board of Directors (2012 – 2015)
    • Hope in a Handbag™ Annual Charity Fundraiser
      • Steering Committee (2010 – Present)
      • Event Co-Chair (2008 – 2010)

Legal Associations – Participation & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (2005 – Present): Women’s Caucus, Minority Caucus, New Lawyers Division, Asbestos Litigation Group, Public Affairs Committee, National Finance Committee, Convention Planning Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Committee on the Judiciary, Compliance Committee, PAC Trustees Task Force
  • National Bar Association (Member, 2005 – Present)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member, 2004 – Present)
  • Missouri Bar Association (Member, 2005 – Present)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Member, 2009 – Present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member, 2005 – Present)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member, 2005 – Present)
  • Mound City Bar Association (Member, 2004 – Present)
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute (Member, 2016 – Present)
Awards & Accolades
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Award