Jennifer enjoys a diverse practice handling products liability, personal injury and land use cases, in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative tribunals. At the trial level, Jennifer has obtained courtroom experience handling hearings on a variety of motions, and has deposed and defended both fact and expert witnesses. Jennifer also has experience with class action matters. She is also frequently turned to by other attorneys in the firm for assistance on appellate matters and she has worked on both direct appeals and discretionary writs.

Prior to joining Shook, Jennifer clerked for The Hon. Angel A. Cortiñas of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida. She also completed a summer internship with the Criminal Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division and worked as a certified legal intern for the Palm Beach County Attorney's Office. During law school, Jennifer served as an articles and comments editor for the University of Miami Law Review. In addition, she won the University of Miami spring 2005 Advanced Moot Court Competition, as well as the award for best brief. Jennifer also participated in the University of Miami's Litigation Skills Program, where she received honors credit for her pre-trial and trial components, as well as an award for her performance. In other courses, Jennifer received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in both Contracts and Federal Courts, and the Dean's Certificate for Contracts, Federal Courts and National Security Law. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the Order of the Barristers and the Order of the Coif.

Since law school, Jennifer has been active as a volunteer guardian ad litem with Lawyers for Children America through which she represents the best interests of foster children in dependency court proceedings involving allegations of abuse, neglect or abandonment. In connection with her pro bono work, Jennifer was recently honored with Lawyers for Children America’s John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award and recognized at the organization’s annual awards luncheon.

Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a medical device manufacturer in litigation alleging that a pedicle screw implanted during back surgery was defective. 

The Vizcayans Inc. v. City of Miami, et al., 15 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 657 (Fla. 11th Jud. Cir. May 7, 2008), successfully petitioned appellate court issue a writ of certiorari quashing the city’s zoning and permitting decisions that permitted the construction of high-density residential condominiums that would have diminished the integrity of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark.

The Vizcayans, Inc. v. City of Miami, et al., Case No. ACC-08-004 (Administration Commission Mar. 27, 2009) Case No. 07-2498 (Fla. Div. Adm. Hearings July 9, 2008), successfully obtained final order from the Administration Commission comprising Florida’s governor and the Cabinet, concluding that the city’s land use decision to allow the construction of high-density residential condominiums was not in compliance with Florida’s Growth Management Act after a bench trial before an administrative law judge.

Publications

Jennifer A. McLoone (co-author), Florida, in Class Action Compendium (DRI Defense Library Series 2016 (forthcoming) and 2011).