Jennifer enjoys a diverse practice defending product liability, wrongful death and significant personal injury actions and handling commercial cases in both state and federal court in Florida and nationally. Jennifer has defended manufacturers in a wide variety of product liability claims, including claims involving pharmaceutical and medical devices, household products and alleged exposure to contamination due to manufacturing activities. Her commercial practice has included reversing ex parte injunctions, defeating requests for temporary restraining orders and defending against consumer protection claims under Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Jennifer has overseen complex consolidated proceedings in Florida state courts, coordinated those proceedings with federal multidistrict litigation, developed dispositive case strategies and strategies to defeat class certification. In addition, she has extensive experience handling appellate matters. Jennifer has been honored as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star for multiple years.

Jennifer also maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented foster children in dependency court proceedings involving allegations of abuse, neglect or abandonment. She has been named a Fellow of the Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy for her "professional experience, prior commitment and leadership" within the Miami-Dade legal community.

Representative Matters

Bohn v. The Mosaic Co., No. 16-2724 (M.D. Fla., June 13, 2017), obtained voluntary dismissal without settlement of a high-profile putative class action alleging that our client's storage, management and operation of a phosphogypsum stack in Central Florida gave rise to actionable claims of negligence, nuisance and strict liability after a sinkhole developed underneath the property.

Howmedica Osteonics Corp. v. Trowbridge, ___ So. 3d ____, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D245a (Fla. 4th DCA Jan. 25, 2017), petition for writ of certiorari granted in medical device product liability action as to discovery order that required the production of identifying information of individuals who report foreign adverse events pursuant to federal regulations, in a question of first impression.

Tyco Fire Prods., L.P. v. 2711 Hollywood Beach Condo. Ass’n, Inc., 207 So. 3d 299 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016), a petition for writ of certiorari was granted in a product liability action as to a discovery order that required production of privileged information.

Carsten v. U. Miami (S.D. Fla. 2014), in a class action alleging failure to safeguard protected health information of university hospital patients, a favorable settlement was negotiated while a dispositive motion to dismiss was pending.

Minor v. Brunetti, 43 So. 3d 178 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010), successfully reversed the dismissal of a complaint in a declaratory judgment case to determine the true owner of property.

Stratton v. 6000 Indian Creek, LLC, 95 So. 3d 334 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012), rev. denied, 116 So. 3d 384 (Fla. 2013), successfully defended an order sanctioning a party and his counsel for presenting frivolous defenses to excuse the party’s refusal to vacate the property after foreclosure, in a proceeding to enforce a foreclosure judgment.

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 to 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.

Presentations and Publications

Hot Topics in Class Actions and Appellate Decisions, Legal and Ethical Developments for In-House Counsel, Miami, Florida, November 30, 2018.

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