Jasmina de la Torre, Senior Counsel

As a commercial litigator and business advisor for over 20 years, Jasmina de la Torre brings a dedicated, yet level-headed approach to advocating for her clients in their business dealings. Ms. De la Torre has successfully taken clients from glimmer of an idea to launching new enterprises. Over her lengthy legal career, Jasmina has tackled a broad range of litigation topics, from high-profile constitutional challenges to business disputes involving closely-held entities. Her litigation experience includes business torts, corporate governance disputes, breaches of fiduciary obligations, unfair competition, violation of non-compete agreements, real estate disputes, litigation relating to governmental regulation and more. She has a valuable base of knowledge from which to draw upon when she conducts due diligence or drafts leases, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, non-competes, purchase and sale agreements, and other business agreements and documentation.

Consistent with JBR Law Group’s entrepreneurial spirit and mission to empower businesses both aspiring or mature, Jasmina has relevant life and business experience. Raised by immigrant entrepreneurs, she has always had empathy for the concerns and challenges facing small business owners. Having spent time successfully owning and managing her family business, she can truly say that she has walked in her clients’ shoes and a keen understanding of their day-to-day challenges.        

 In 1998, Jasmina earned her Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. During law school, Jasmina participated in a Summer study abroad program in Madrid, Spain where she studied European civil and commercial law and practice. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science, from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Admitted:

  • Illinois Supreme Court, November 1998

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1998

Languages:

  • Jasmina is fluent in Spanish and Serbian, conversant in French and has studied German, Russian and Greek. 


Danielle A. Kirby, Associate Attorney

Danielle A. Kirby is an associate attorney with JBR Law Group, LLC., where she focuses her practice on business and employment matters. Ms. Kirby assists executives and businesses from startups to large corporations in contracts and litigation within her practice areas. Since beginning her legal career at JBR Law Group, LLC., where she started as a law clerk, Ms. Kirby has gained valuable experience handling employment discrimination claims brought under Title VII including discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 1983 and various other federal and state civil rights laws. She has also gained considerable experience in navigating complex wage & hour class and collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL), the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA), and the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance (CMWO) in federal civil litigation as well as investigations before the United States Department of Labor and local administrative agencies. Moreover, Ms. Kirby works with firm clients as needed on developing or maintaining compliance employment law policies and handling other sensitive workplace issues.

Ms. Kirby received her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois in May 2017 where she graduated in the top of her class. Ms. Kirby obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 2010, graduating with majors in political science and philosophy. While in law school, she received the Samuel W. Witwer Award for Excellence in the study of the Illinois Constitution.

Admitted:

  • Illinois Supreme Court, November 2017

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, November 2018

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, November 2018

Professional Memberships:

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association 

Additional Affiliations: 

  • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society

  • Alpha Chi Omega Sorority


Antonio Claiborne, Paralegal

Antonio Claiborne is a certified Litigation Paralegal with several years of experience working on business or employment related matters. Antonio has experience in all aspects of the litigation process including legal research, drafting pleadings, discovery, extensive document review, and trial preparation.

Antonio has a Bachelor degree from Governors State University in Interdisciplinary Studies, an Associate’s degree from South Suburban College in Paralegal Studies, and Certification from New York Film Academy in Film and Television.  Prior to joining JBR Law Group, Antonio has worked in various area of law, including business law, commercial law, insurance defense, and workers’ compensation. 


Kasandra Hernandez, Senior Law Clerk

Kasandra Hernandez is a recent graduate of the DePaul University College of Law with several years of experience working on complex defense matters. While in law school, she also worked full-time as a Paralegal where she was exposed to all areas of the litigation process including legal research, drafting pleadings, discovery, extensive document review and trial preparation.  

Kasandra has a Bachelor’s degree from the Inter-Americana University of Puerto Rico in Criminal Justice and is fluent in Spanish and English. 


For more information about our firm, please direct your inquiries to our Office Administrator, Ms. Anel Garza, or email us at connect@lawatjbr.com and a member from our team will promptly reply.