Jyllian concentrates her practice focuses in education law, collective bargaining, administrative proceedings, policy advisement, employment issues and labor relations.

Prior to joining Porter Wright, Jyllian served as legal counsel for Dayton Public Schools. During her time with the school system, she participated in extensive collective bargaining proceedings and counseled the Board, Superintendent, Treasurer and Human Resources department on all employee-related matters. Additionally, she served as the policy liaison and managed additional matters in her representation of the school district. Jyllian’s industry background includes serving as a high school teacher in Orange County, Florida, where she taught language arts and ethics.

Jyllian's background and experience enable her to provide practical and strategic advice to clients with respect to their employment issues, labor relations concerns, education policies and procedures, as well as with collective bargaining matters. She is also a Level 2 Title IX certified investigator.


  • University of Dayton School of Law  (J.D., 2012)
  • University of Central Florida  (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania


  • Level 2 Title IX, Certified Investigator

Professional Associations

  • Dayton Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair; Community Service Committee, 2014-2015, Chair; Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2015-2016
  • The Education Law Association
  • Ohio School Boards Association
  • Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch in America®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition
  • Dayton Business Journal, Forty Under 40, Class of 2022
  • Public Interest Award Recipient, publication of a peer mediation curriculum utilized in the private school setting, 2010
  • Leadership Dayton, Class of 2020


  • University of Dayton, Adjunct Professor
  • The Dakota Center, Board of Directors