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Overview

Jennifer is a senior paralegal who concentrates in the areas of product liability, personal injury, and toxic tort and mass tort actions.

Jennifer is knowledgeable of all phases of the litigation process at the state and federal court levels, and has experience assisting attorneys at trial with multiparty, high-profile litigation. She facilitates national trial defense for clients, including a Fortune 1000 manufacturing company, managing day-to-day nationwide toxic tort litigation.

Assisting with cases from start to finish, Jennifer helps clients and attorneys with initial investigation, discovery, arbitration and pretrial preparation. She is responsible for preparing and filing necessary pleadings throughout the litigation proceeding, including motions, notices, stipulations and affidavits.

Jennifer has been involved with cases involving extensive discovery, including cost-effective eDiscovery. She has assisted at client sites with large-scale document productions, case strategy meetings and attorney review teams. Jennifer also has extensive experience working with various litigation databases and software.


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Education

  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A., Miami University
Experience
  • Assisted in successful defense of client against product liability claims, including failure to warn, defective product design and punitive damages.
  • Facilitated representation of manufacturer in issuance of warning and recall notices for consumer product of which more than 5 million were manufactured.
  • Helped attorneys achieve multiple dismissals and dispositive rulings on allegations involving claims that questioned performance and safety of firearms and ammunition, including wrongful death cases.
  • Assisted attorneys in prosecution of claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. After week-long preliminary injunction hearing, Court entered broad injunctive relief in favor of our client.
  • Assisted legal team in successful multimillion-dollar settlements for clients on breach of contract and breach of fiduciary cases.
Outside the Office

Jennifer has many interests outside the office.

Jennifer is raising two toddlers, but finds time to attend concerts – the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac are favorites. She also enjoys traveling domestically and internationally – the Baltic states and Russia were recent destinations. At home, she plays tennis and belongs to a book club.

Community Leadership

Jennifer donates what would be an annual two-week vacation.

Each year, Jennifer shares her legal skills with the less fortunate. She contributes at least 100 hours of pro bono work annually to nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of children, the poor and other disadvantaged groups.