Jill Roth is an associate with the firm’s Crime Victims Team where she regularly handles cases involving sexual and physical assaults in institutional settings including boarding schools, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, universities, sports organizations, daycare centers, and churches. She is a skilled criminal and civil trial lawyer with valuable litigation experience.
Prior to joining Laffey, Bucci & Kent, Jill served as assistant district attorney in the Major Felonies Unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. During her six-year career with the DA’s Office, Jill handled a wide variety of cases including domestic violence, aggravated assault, intimidation, and gun-point robberies.
Her career at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office included work in the Legislation and Policy Unit, where she collaborated with policymakers in Harrisburg on legal reforms aimed at making the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania safer. She was later deeply involved in the re-launching of the Office’s Conviction Review Unit.
With a strong background in mental health, Jill holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and previously worked for the Philadelphia Veteran Affairs Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Liaison. In that role, she assessed and coordinated mental health care for U.S. veterans suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A graduate of Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Jill was a two-time Barrister’s Award Winner, twice recognized for Outstanding Oral Advocacy, and the 2018 TASA Prize for Excellence in Evidence recipient.
She is a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Crime Victim Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Against a psychiatric hospital for their failure to prevent a woman in their care from being sexually assaulted.