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Jennifer Morgan DelMonico Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

New Haven
Email: jdelmonico@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7735
Fax: 203-772-7723

Hartford
Phone: 860-240-6000
Fax: 860-240-6150

Boston
Phone: 617-457-4135
Fax: 617-482-3868

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • University of Virginia (J.D., 1997)
  • Northwestern University (B.Mus, 1994)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (1989-1990)

Jennifer Morgan DelMonico


Jennifer Morgan DelMonico is a trial lawyer for parties in complex litigation disputes and defendants in tort and product liability actions.  She has tried over a dozen cases to verdict.  Jennifer represents clients in a variety of contexts, regularly handling claims for product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, breach of contract, ERISA violations, environmental violations, patent infringement, copyright, trade secrets, and unfair trade practices.  Jennifer recently completed a six year term as Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina LLP, and brings her experience running a business to her representation of clients facing complex legal challenges.

Some highlights of Jennifer’s litigation experience include:

  • Trial counsel in an eight week jury trial involving claims for violations of the Connecticut Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, and spoliation of evidence.
     
  • Trial and appellate counsel in the successful defense of a multinational medical device manufacturer against claims that its surgical mesh was defective and caused serious personal injury.
     
  • Trial counsel in the successful defense of claims and prosecution of counterclaims in a complex breach of contract case arising from the installation of a water system in a private property development.
     
  • Trial counsel in the successful defense of a gas supplier in an action for serious personal injury following a natural gas explosion.
     
  • Trial counsel in the successful defense of a public company against a minority shareholder challenge to the company’s recapitalization, involving a matter of first impression under Connecticut corporate law.
     
  • Trial and appellate counsel in the successful claim of a nursing home against a former resident’s conservator for breach of the probate bond securing his faithful performance of fiduciary duties, involving a matter of first impression under Connecticut health care law.
     
  • Counsel in summary judgment win for a manufacturer of exhaust fans against personal injury and property damage claims arising from a fire that destroyed plaintiff’s home.
     
  • Counsel for the prime contractor for the State of Connecticut’s upgrade of a complex, multi-million dollar computer system in multiple lawsuits arising from that upgrade.
     
  • Defense counsel for a multinational science company in its asbestos product liability litigation throughout New England, securing dozens of summary judgments and withdrawals.
     
  • Defense of gear manufacturer in lawsuit for property damage arising from nearly twenty in-flight airplane engine failures and a related recall. 

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Northwestern University in 1994, and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, Jennifer was an attorney in the Product Liability department at King & Spalding in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.  Before becoming Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina, she served as Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Managing Partner of the Firm’s New Haven, Connecticut office.

Jennifer currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms.  She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) and the Immediate Past Board Chair of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC).  She is the past Chair of Goodwill of Southern New England and the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of New Haven.  In 2020, Jennifer was recognized among the “New Haven Power 50” and “Hartford Power 50” by the New Haven and Hartford Business Journals, one of only two Connecticut business leaders named to both lists.   

Jennifer is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the New Haven Inn of Court.  She is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, and the former Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar.  In 2020, Jennifer was named a Woman Leader in the Law by Corporate Counsel and American Lawyer Magazines, as well as one of the Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Connecticut.  She has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Jennifer has received numerous other honors and awards, including the School for Ethical Education Ethics in Action Award, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year Award, the Hartford Business Journal Women in Business Award, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Alumnus of the Leadership Center Award, and the DuPont Minority Counsel Network Diversity Sponsorship Recognition Award. 
 

  • American Law Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Haven Inn of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Woman Leader in the Law, National Corporate Counsel & The American Lawyer Magazines (2020)
  • School for Ethical Education, Ethics in Action Award (2020)
  • Hartford Power 50, Hartford Business Journal (2020)
  • New Haven Power 50, New Haven Business Journal (2020)
  • Woman of the Year Award, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce (2018)
  • Women in Business Award, Hartford Business Journal (2017)
  • Diversity Sponsorship Recognition Award, DuPont Minority Counsel Network  (2014)
  • Alumnus of the Leadership Center Award, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce  (2011)
  • Women in the Law High Achievers Award, Connecticut Law Tribune (2010)
  • MS Corporate Achiever Award (2007)
  • Forty Under 40, New Haven Business TImes (2004)
  • James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in New England
  • Listed as Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Connecticut
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense and Business Litigation (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Lex Mundi 
  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • Immediate Past Chair, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chair, Goodwill Industries of Southern New England
  • Former Chair, New Haven Cultural Affairs Commission
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer, New Haven County Bar Foundation
Overview

Jennifer Morgan DelMonico is a trial lawyer for parties in complex litigation disputes and defendants in tort and product liability actions.  She has tried over a dozen cases to verdict.  Jennifer represents clients in a variety of contexts, regularly handling claims for product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, breach of contract, ERISA violations, environmental violations, patent infringement, copyright, trade secrets, and unfair trade practices.  Jennifer recently completed a six year term as Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina LLP, and brings her experience running a business to her representation of clients facing complex legal challenges.

Some highlights of Jennifer’s litigation experience include:

  • Trial counsel in an eight week jury trial involving claims for violations of the Connecticut Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, and spoliation of evidence.
     
  • Trial and appellate counsel in the successful defense of a multinational medical device manufacturer against claims that its surgical mesh was defective and caused serious personal injury.
     
  • Trial counsel in the successful defense of claims and prosecution of counterclaims in a complex breach of contract case arising from the installation of a water system in a private property development.
     
  • Trial counsel in the successful defense of a gas supplier in an action for serious personal injury following a natural gas explosion.
     
  • Trial counsel in the successful defense of a public company against a minority shareholder challenge to the company’s recapitalization, involving a matter of first impression under Connecticut corporate law.
     
  • Trial and appellate counsel in the successful claim of a nursing home against a former resident’s conservator for breach of the probate bond securing his faithful performance of fiduciary duties, involving a matter of first impression under Connecticut health care law.
     
  • Counsel in summary judgment win for a manufacturer of exhaust fans against personal injury and property damage claims arising from a fire that destroyed plaintiff’s home.
     
  • Counsel for the prime contractor for the State of Connecticut’s upgrade of a complex, multi-million dollar computer system in multiple lawsuits arising from that upgrade.
     
  • Defense counsel for a multinational science company in its asbestos product liability litigation throughout New England, securing dozens of summary judgments and withdrawals.
     
  • Defense of gear manufacturer in lawsuit for property damage arising from nearly twenty in-flight airplane engine failures and a related recall. 

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from Northwestern University in 1994, and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, Jennifer was an attorney in the Product Liability department at King & Spalding in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.  Before becoming Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina, she served as Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Managing Partner of the Firm’s New Haven, Connecticut office.

Jennifer currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms.  She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) and the Immediate Past Board Chair of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC).  She is the past Chair of Goodwill of Southern New England and the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of New Haven.  In 2020, Jennifer was recognized among the “New Haven Power 50” and “Hartford Power 50” by the New Haven and Hartford Business Journals, one of only two Connecticut business leaders named to both lists.   

Jennifer is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the New Haven Inn of Court.  She is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, and the former Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar.  In 2020, Jennifer was named a Woman Leader in the Law by Corporate Counsel and American Lawyer Magazines, as well as one of the Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Connecticut.  She has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Jennifer has received numerous other honors and awards, including the School for Ethical Education Ethics in Action Award, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year Award, the Hartford Business Journal Women in Business Award, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Alumnus of the Leadership Center Award, and the DuPont Minority Counsel Network Diversity Sponsorship Recognition Award. 
 

Memberships
  • American Law Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Haven Inn of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Recognition
  • Woman Leader in the Law, National Corporate Counsel & The American Lawyer Magazines (2020)
  • School for Ethical Education, Ethics in Action Award (2020)
  • Hartford Power 50, Hartford Business Journal (2020)
  • New Haven Power 50, New Haven Business Journal (2020)
  • Woman of the Year Award, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce (2018)
  • Women in Business Award, Hartford Business Journal (2017)
  • Diversity Sponsorship Recognition Award, DuPont Minority Counsel Network  (2014)
  • Alumnus of the Leadership Center Award, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce  (2011)
  • Women in the Law High Achievers Award, Connecticut Law Tribune (2010)
  • MS Corporate Achiever Award (2007)
  • Forty Under 40, New Haven Business TImes (2004)
  • James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in New England
  • Listed as Top 25 Women Super Lawyers in Connecticut
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense and Business Litigation (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
Community Activities
  • Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Lex Mundi 
  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • Immediate Past Chair, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chair, Goodwill Industries of Southern New England
  • Former Chair, New Haven Cultural Affairs Commission
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer, New Haven County Bar Foundation
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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Education
  • University of Virginia (J.D., 1997)
  • Northwestern University (B.Mus, 1994)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (1989-1990)
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