Jillian W. Ballard
Practices & Industries
- Vanderbilt University, BA in German, 2008, BA in European Studies, 2008
- University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, JD, 2013
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina State Bar
Jillian Ballard is an associate attorney who practices transactional commercial and residential Real Estate law. She works closely with realtors, banks, homeowners, and homebuyers in Western North Carolina. Jillian spent three summers as a law clerk at Roberts & Stevens before becoming an attorney in 2014, and is proud to call the firm home.
Jillian graduated from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where she excelled both as a member of the school's flagship journal, the University of Louisville Law Review, and as a member of the Negotiation Team, which she led to the national competition in 2013. Jillian also organized a community outreach program that partnered with an inner-city high school to help students better their writing and vocabulary skills and won two Outstanding Student Awards for her efforts.
Prior to law school, Jillian worked as a high school German teacher in the Middle Tennessee Public Schools System. While there she met her husband, John, who currently teaches Band at West McDowell Junior High in Marion. She continues to value the importance of teachers, public schools, and their success.
Jillian graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service fraternity which requires 30 hours of community service each semester. She grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She loves to travel and to donate her time and expertise to community service organizations and projects.
28th Judicial District Bar Association
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
North Carolina Land Title Association
University of Louisville, Kentucky, Brandeis School of Law
Writing Skills Mentor, Central High School Partnership Program, 2011-2013
Writing Skills Curriculum Committee Member, 2012-2013
Law Review, 2011-2013
Negotiation Team, 2011-2013
Ambassador Coordinator and Orientation Ambassador for Admissions Office, 2011-2013
Study Abroad to University of Vienna, Austria, 2007
Study Abroad to University of Regensburg, Germany, 2006
Member, Alpha Phi Omega,
National Service Fraternity, 2005-2008
Kentucky Legal Aid Foreclosure Conciliation Project, 2011