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Jackie Olinger Rochelle - Associate

Jackie Olinger Mesothelioma Lawsuit Attorney, MRHFM Mesothelioma Law Firm

Jackie Olinger Rochelle


Jackie is an experienced mesothelioma attorney, who can handle all phases of your case.

Jackie began her career in 2004 as an intern at an asbestos litigation firm in Illinois. Upon graduation, she worked at that firm until joining MRHFM in 2009. She spent the first part of her career helping build cases against asbestos defendants and assisting in trials. She has since expanded her practice to focus on all aspects of the litigation from intake to trial. She focuses her practice exclusively on victims of mesothelioma, and is committed to seeing that asbestos victims and their families receive compensation for the wrongs they have suffered.

Jackie lives in St. Louis with her husband and their daughter.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO - 2005
  • University of Illinois, Springfield, IL - 2002


2004 - Present Jackie works as an attorney in our litigation department, where she helps clients and their families through the entire litigation process. Jackie handles everything from client and expert depositions, to motion practice, and settlement negotiations. She works on cases for clients all over the country, and files cases in the jurisdiction best suited for client needs. She is an experienced attorney who has focused on mesothelioma cases her entire career.


Jackie has received numerous awards for her work in the legal community, as well as for her service to her local community.


Jackie is very active in the legal community and community at large. Jackie serves on several committees and caucuses within the American Association for Justice, where she works with attorneys from around the country to protect people's access to the courtroom. On the local level, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, where she serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and works with the agency to help find every child a place to call home™.

American Association for Justice

Chair, Diversity Committee (2019 - Present)

Co-Chair, Voter Protection Action Committee (2017 - Present)

Board of Governors (2012 - 2019)

Minority Caucus

Executive Committee Member (2012- Present), Chair (2012-2013)

New Lawyers Division

Rep. to the AAJ Board of Governors (2012-2013), Chair (2011-2012)

Women’s Caucus

Chair of Women’s Leadership Summit (2014), Member

Committees: Convention Planning, Diversity, Judiciary, National Finance, Public Affairs, Trial Lawyers Care, VPAC Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Member Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Member National Bar Association

Member Mound City Bar Association

Member Illinois, Missouri and California State Bar Associations

Member Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Member Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Past President of the Junior Board of Directors (2008 - Present)

Publications & More

Jackie is a frequent speaker and presenter at various continuing legal education programs around the country. The following include some of her presentations: - Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail, Know What You Need from Your Witnesses (2018) - The Purveyors of Doubt Science (2016) - Navigating a Multigenerational Workforce (2016) - End Distracted Driving (2016) - Mediation Techniques - There's More than One Way to Win (2015) - Asbestos in Minority Lungs - Litigating on Behalf of the Minority Plaintiff (2010) - Voir Dire Techniques (2010) - Looking Ahead to Jury Selection (2010)