Jennifer’s litigation practice focuses on family law, personal injury, multi-district litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability, and trucking litigation. She has spent her career fighting for people who were harmed by defective products and tirelessly seeking justice for injured individuals. Jennifer prides herself on getting to know her clients and understanding their goals as she helps them navigate the litigation process.
Jennifer is originally from Arkansas but made Louisiana her home starting in 2003. She is committed to the local community and is active in several civic and non-profit organizations. Jennifer enjoys connecting people to local non-profits and helping others find community service activities that fit their interests. She received Susan G. Komen New Orleans Volunteer of the Year Award in 2009; Louisiana Association for Justice’s Community Service Award in 2015; and, was named American Association for Justice – Trial Lawyers Care Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2017. Jennifer is an alumnus of the American Association for Justice Leadership Academy; a fellow of the Institute of Politics at Loyola University; and serves as a Historic District Landmark Commissioner for the City of New Orleans.
Jennifer was named to City Business Leadership in Law Class of 2012; Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2012-2016; Louisiana Super Lawyers 2018; New Orleans Magazine “Top Lawyers” 2012-2017; and, National Academy of Family Attorneys Top 10 Family Law Attorneys (Under 40) in 2015. She has taught CLEs around the country on topics such as professionalism; ethics; family law; electronic discovery; and women’s health law issues.
Jennifer graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Political Science. While at Rhodes, Jennifer was the President of College Democrats and a Kinney Coordinator. She was recognized as the Outstanding Kinney Coordinator and was honored to be a Service Learning Fellow.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and was awarded the Dean’s Certificate of Service for completing at least 100 hours of community service each year she was in law school. She also studied at Tulane University Law School.
Jennifer is licensed in all state and federal courts in Louisiana; all state courts in Arkansas; and, the Supreme Court of the United States.
Rhodes College, B.A. in History, B.A. in Political Science
University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law
Tulane University Law School
Supreme Court of the United States
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Association
American Association for Justice: Board of Governors; Women Trial Lawyer’s Caucus Executive Committee; co-chair Trial Lawyers Care Committee; co-chair Women’s Trial Lawyer’s Caucus Publications Committee; Public Affairs Committee; Public Education Committee; Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus Regional Liaison; Leadership Academy (2014)
Public Justice Foundation
Louisiana Association for Justice: past-Women’s Caucus Chair; past-Board of Governors
New Orleans Bar Association: Family Law Committee; Women in the Profession Committee
Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans: Class of 2013; Liaison to Class of 2014; past-Board of Directors
Komen New Orleans: Honorary Board; past-Board of Directors; and Race for the Cure Committee Sponsor Chair
Dress for Success New Orleans: Board of Directors
Pro Bono Project’s Justice for All Ball Committee
Commissioner, New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission
Ignite for Change: Advisory Board
Emerge Louisiana: co-founder; vice-chair Board of Directors
Legal Network for Gender Equity
A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court
Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) volunteer
Publications, Seminars, & Published Decisions
“You, Inc.” Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”) Annual Convention
“You, Inc., There is a Reason They Call It ‘YOUR’ Reputation,” ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law CLE Seminar
“Trying a Case on a Shoestring Budget,” New Orleans Bar Association
“E-Discovery,” Review of Louisiana Law Seminar, Louisiana Association for Justice
“Custody Recommendations by Age,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention
“Professionalism: There is a Reason They Call it “YOUR” Reputation,” Step Up: Practical Tips for Success Seminar, Louisiana Association for Justice
“Records Management, Document Retention, and Electronic Discovery Issues,” American Association for Justice Winter Convention
“(Un)civil Litigation – Lawyers Behaving Badly and the Courts that Sanction Them,” Louisiana Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Professional Development CLE
“Domestic Law,” The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. “Nuts and Bolts” CLE Seminar
Panelist: “The Supreme Court and Women’s Health: Reflections from 2014,” New Orleans Bar Association CLE
Moderator: Advocacy Track: Advanced Depositions and Discovery, American Association for Justice
“Professionalism – is this client right for you?” New Orleans Bar Association