Kayla I. Jackson-Williams

  • Senior Associate Attorney
Location: Columbia, MO

Fax: 573-442-9423

Kayla Jackson-Williams graduated from the University of Missouri - School of Law in 2016. Following graduation, she worked for  Stange Law Firm practicing family law. In 2017, Kayla began her work at the Missouri State Public Defender's Officer where she practiced criminal law through 2019. In 2020, Kayla joined Rogers | Ehrhardt as an Associate Attorney.

Community Involvement Includes: 

  • Adjunct Professor - University of Missouri School of Law
  • Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Coach - University of Missouri School of Law
  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc.  


Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Services
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Honors: Concentration in Criminal Justice
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
    • B.S. - 2012
    • Major: Justice Systems
    • Minor: English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Magazine – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars – 2020-2021
  • Order of Barristers -University of Missouri School of Law
  • Fred L. Howard Prize for Excellence in the Advancement of Advocacy
  • Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Honor Inductee
  • Mizzou Law's Black Law Students Association's Trailblazer Award Recipient

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Member, 2020 to Present
  • Boone County Bar Association , Member, 2020 to Present
  • Missouri Supreme Court's Commission for Racial and Ethnic Fairness, 2021 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Missouri State Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2017 to 2020


  • Sigma Gamma Rho