Jennifer defends clients in the automotive, trucking, construction and insurance industries in both state and federal courts nationwide. She has experience in all key phases of litigation: initial case assessment and negotiation, efficient written and deposition discovery, drafting and arguing pre-trial and trial motions, mediation and arbitration, and trial preparation. Jennifer has also drafted and argued successful dispositive motions. A key portion of her practice is advising clients on product safety to minimize tort and product liability risk and exposure.
In addition to her trial and counseling work, Jennifer regularly handles appellate work at state and federal appellate courts and state supreme courts. Drawing on her experience as a law clerk for The Hon. William Ray Price, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Missouri and an extern for The Hon. Karen King Mitchell of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Jennifer strategizes appellate arguments, drafts briefs and other appellate materials, and constructs effective oral arguments. Jennifer has written appellate briefs, writs, motions for transfer and amicus curiae briefs for a wide array of issues, including matters of tort law, juror nondisclosure, expert qualification, contract interpretation, enforcement of arbitration agreements, and insurance matters.
Jennifer is active in the firm’s recruiting, mentoring and orientation efforts. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys mentoring law students, volunteering and long-distance running.
Publications and Presentations
Successful Interviewing, Presentation to University of Missouri School of Law, January 2015, August 2015
Making the Defense, Presentation to Missouri Girls State Law Class, 2012-2015
Large Firm Practice, Presentation to University of Missouri School of Law, November 2014
Social Media and the Law, SHB In-House Presentation, August 2013