Spiwe Jefferson on Mindful Lawyering

As part of its ongoing commitment to lawyer wellness, Minnesota Attorney at Law magazine periodically invites law firms and legal departments in the Twin Cities community to share their thoughts and activities on related topics. Blackwell Burke P.A. is deeply committed to wellness, offering various programs to its employees to promote sustainable lifelong healthy habits, including free weekly workout sessions with a professional trainer on-site.

Firm attorney, Spiwe L. Jefferson, noted that according to a study conducted by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, lawyers are at higher risk of alcohol abuse and suffer more significant mental health distress than other professional populations. While there is no quick fix for routine daily stress, mindfulness can help lawyers reduce anxiety and improve performance.

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About Spiwe Jefferson

Spiwe L. Jefferson serves as trial counsel in cases nationwide, defending major corporations in food safety, toxic tort, products liability, class actions, multi-district litigation, and commercial disputes. She is counsel for a Fortune 500 global food manufacturing company, defending its commercial litigation, product liability, and premises liability claims arising in state and federal courts nationwide.

She is recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, National Black Lawyers Top 100, and Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders – Diversity MBA. When she is not zealously defending clients, Spiwe authors publications on mindfulness and has successfully used mindfulness and meditation for more than a decade to maintain balance and equanimity in her professional and personal life.

About Blackwell Burke P.A.

Blackwell Burke is a certified minority-owned trial firm that represents corporate clients in high stakes class actions, mass torts, MDLs and commercial litigation, both at trial and on appeal. The firm has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top litigation defense firms in the country by BTI, Chambers, Best Lawyers and others. Benchmark Litigation named Blackwell Burke the Minnesota Firm of the Year for the past four consecutive years.