Associate Attorney and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Foley & Mansfield
Jazz Hampton is Foley & Mansfield’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion and an attorney in the firm’s Minneapolis office. As the firm’s top ambassador of diversity and inclusion, Jazz provides strategic leadership through developing firm-wide objectives, tracking progress, and planning education. He focuses his legal practice in the areas of business/commercial litigation, construction defect, and product liability defense (toxic/mass tort).
Jazz is an adjunct professor teaching Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He co-chairs the firm’s D&I Committee and is an Emerging Leader within Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. He is also the Co-Chair of DRI’s Young Lawyer Diversity Committee. He currently sits on the Board of Directors at his high school alma mater, the Academy of Holy Angels.
Prior to practice, Jazz clerked with the contracts department at 3M, as well as the Anoka County and Ramsey County Public Defender’s Offices. Throughout law school, he worked in the Community Justice Project legal Clinic, providing at risk youth with legal services, case management, and general support. Jazz also completed an Externship Program with Hennepin County Judge Holton Dimick.
In his free time Jazz enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, coaching youth sports, and drinking beers from local breweries with his friends.