Jenifer focuses her practice on defending general product liability claims, mass toxic torts, and general business disputes, including breach of contract and warranty claims in both federal and state courts. She is part of national coordinating counsel teams for several clients that manage asbestos and benzene toxic tort claims across the nation, as well as active local trial counsel in Ohio. Jenifer’s toxic tort practice also includes defending clients in the emerging cosmetic talc litigation.
Jenifer obtained a degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University. She also received a minor in Paralegal Studies as part of the university’s inaugural graduating class in this area. Realizing her passion was with the practice of law rather than law enforcement, Jenifer worked for several law offices after graduation gaining valuable experience with plaintiffs’ personal injury law, criminal law, and general litigation. She continued employment with a large international defense firm as a paralegal throughout law school.
Jenifer is also active with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Certified Grievance Committee, which is comprised of local attorneys and members of the community. Through the CMBA, the Committee receives and investigates grievances about potential violations of the Ohio Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar and Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorney conduct.
In addition to her litigation practice, Jenifer values the opportunities she has as a volunteer lawyer for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, as well as her volunteer efforts to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lifebanc and her local school district.