Jamila M. Carter
Associate , Lexington KY
Jamila joined Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Lexington office as an Associate in 2019. She is part of the Business Litigation and Immigration practice groups at the firm.
As an attorney working with SKO’s nationally recognized litigation team, Jamila embraces the opportunity to solve complex business cases, from high-stakes disputes concerning business breakups to allegations of trademark infringement.
Jamila has experience assisting employers in obtaining US work authorization for physicians, scientists, professors, researchers, and business analysts. She also has experience assisting investors in navigating EB-5 rules.
Prior to joining SKO, during her undergraduate years at Ithaca College, Jamila earned a summa cum laude distinction and was named a Martin Luther King (MLK) Scholar. Through her participation in the MLK program, Jamila traveled to Ghana, London, and China, where she conducted on-the-ground research on issues of social justice. The insights and leadership skills she gained through these experiences make her a valuable resource to clients needing legal advice on immigration matters.
Jamila earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school, she was selected as a Faculty Cup recipient, among other honors. The Faculty Cup recognizes a graduating student each year who has made positive contributions in and out of the classroom. Jamila made an impact in her school community by serving as a Production Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and a student representative on the College of Law Faculty Appointments Committee.
Transportation Litigation: Jamila represents a range of clients in the trucking industry including trucking operators, lessors, and insurance companies relating to claims that result from commercial vehicle collisions. She is experienced in handling serious personal injury and property damage claims for various trucking clients. She has defended transportation clients against alleged driver negligence, negligent hiring and training practices, and alleged violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).
Business Litigation: Jamila is prepared to advocate on behalf of clients at every stage of a dispute, from discovery to preliminary negotiations to litigation and trial. For businesses and professionals throughout Kentucky, she offers guidance on minimizing conflict and risk through sound business practices.
Immigration: Focused mainly on employment-based immigration, Jamila offers assistance to companies and organizations with foreign national employees in the U.S. immigration sponsorship process. Her group at SKO also has experience advising individuals, families, and schools.
Professional & Community Activities
Fayette County Bar Association
National Bar Association, John Rowe Chapter
Black Law Student Association, University of Kentucky College of Law
Student Representative on the College of Law Appointments Committee, UK College of Law, 2018-2019
- Faculty Cup Award, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2019
- Order of the Coif, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2019
- CALI awards: Civil Procedure II
- Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar, Ithaca College, 2012-2016
- Production Editor, Kentucky Law Journal, 2018-2019
- National Moot Court Member, 2018-2019
- Conduct Review Board, Ithaca College, 2014-2016
- Diversity Peer Educator, Ithaca College, 2014-2016
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