Jayne began her legal journey as an undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago, working with asylum-seekers at the National Immigrant Justice Center. She moved back to her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri to attend law school, where she was heavily involved in student leadership. Jayne served as President of the Black Law Student Association, co-chair of the Student Mentoring Program, and Lead Comment Editor for the UMKC Law Review. She developed her courtroom skills as a student attorney with the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office, where she handled motions, permanency hearings, bench trials, and Child in Need of Care Petitions. She also worked as an extern for the Honorable Chief Magistrate Judge Sarah Hays, Western District of Missouri.
After law school, Jayne moved back to Chicago and joined a small criminal defense firm. There, she honed her trial and writing skills, appearing before the Court for hearings and dispositive motions. Her ability to dissect and analyze information to build case strategy resulted in many successes for her clients. Before joining Patton & Ryan, Jayne worked in asbestos litigation, primarily representing union workers with occupational exposures.
Now an associate at Patton & Ryan, Jayne looks forward to building her practice and using her skills to zealously represent her clients. Outside of the office, Jayne serves as a Special Projects Coordinator for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and is a member of the Loyola University ‘GOLD’ Alumni Board.
In the Community
Honors & Awards
Kit Carson Roque Award Recipient (2014)– Presented by the Jackson County Bar Association (Kansas City, Missouri)
Jayne E. Bart-Plange, Equal Protection Violations – An Asylum-Seeker’s Right to Medicaid, 83 UMKC L.R. 207 (2014).