Jill E. Jourdan, Esq
Jill was born and raised in Vermont. Prior to attending law school, she received an Associate of Arts Degree from Community College of Vermont. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Norwich University. Jill also attended Woodbury College prior to law school and received her Paralegal Certificate. She graduated from New England School of Law in Boston and was admitted to practice in Vermont in 2002. Since licensure, she worked at Martin and Associates for five years in the general practice of law. And before forming Northeast Kingdom Law, she worked for Willey and Power, LLC for seven years focusing more on criminal, family, and civil law. Jill is admitted to practice law in Federal Court.
Jan Adams, Office Manager
Jan has worked with Jill Jourdan since December of 2010. Jan’s experience ranges from legal assistant and bookkeeper for 6 years at a real estate law firm to being an administrative assistant and a small business owner.
Jan has lived in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband and two children since 1992.
Sally Jourdan, Legal Assistant
Sally was the administrative assistant at the University of Vermont Student Government Association for 30 years prior to retiring in 2001 to work with her husband’s home inspection business (Jourdan Building Inspection Services). Sally also worked as a tax examiner for the State of Vermont Department of Taxes in Montpelier, Vermont from 2010 to 2013, when she and her husband sold their home in Williamstown, Vermont and relocated to Newport, Vermont. Sally continues to work with her husband and Jourdan Building Inspection Services, covering the Northern Vermont and Connecticut Valley areas. She began working with Northeast Kingdom Law in January of 2014.
Kimiko Fitz, Legal Assistant
Kimiko has lived in the Northeast Kingdom since the age of five. She joined this thriving law firm in May of 2017 and works in both offices, Newport and St. Johnsbury, as a legal assistant. Prior to her employment with Northeast Kingdom Law, LLC, she has accumulated many years or office experience. This has allowed Kimiko to learn multiple facets of business and sales. She enjoys dealing with clients and has spent most of her professional life working with people. Her strongest qualities are her commitment to doing her job well and her persistence to see a project through.
A lifelong native of the Northeast Kingdom, Cindy worked for many years as an office manager alongside her husband and founding partner of Willey & Power, LLC, Douglas Willey. She retained that role when Northeast Kingdom Law opened its St. Johnsbury office in May of 2015, and her responsibilities also include meeting with clients, communicating about cases with the State’s Attorney’s Offices, and working with NEK Law’s attorneys and clients at court hearings.
Jill is responsible for managing the flow of paper and electronic communications from the courts and other attorneys’ offices that travel through the St. Johnsbury office on a daily basis. Prior to joining Willey & Power, LLC in 2012 (and subsequently Northeast Kingdom Law in May of 2015), Jill worked in a variety of different fields, including as a patient care technician at a medical center and as a surgical assistant for an oral surgeon in St. Johnsbury, where she has resided with her family for most of her life.