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Jennifer M. 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 M. DelMonico


Jennifer DelMonico is the Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina LLP. She has been a trial lawyer for parties in complex commercial litigation disputes and defendants in tort and product liability actions for over 20 years. She represents clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, and health care. Her experience running a business provides a unique insight as she assists clients with their most difficult legal challenges.

Jennifer has tried several cases to verdict to judges and juries in state and federal court. She has represented clients in a variety of contexts, handling claims for product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, breach of contract, ERISA, environmental issues, patent infringement, copyright, trade secrets, and unfair trade practices. Some highlights include:

  • Trial counsel in 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 counsel in successful defense of claims and prosecution of counterclaims in a complex breach of contract case arising from the water system installed at a large residential property development
  • Trial counsel for gas supplier’s successful defense of an action for serious personal injury following a natural gas explosion
  • Trial counsel for public company’s successful defense of minority shareholder challenge to the company’s recapitalization; involved matter of first impression under Connecticut corporate law
  • Trial counsel for plaintiff nursing home’s successful suit against former resident’s conservator for breach of the probate bond securing his faithful performance of fiduciary duties; involved matter of first impression under Connecticut health care law
  • Counsel for prime contractor in multiple lawsuits arising from the State of Connecticut’s upgrade of a complex, multi-million dollar computer system

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 is the Board Chair of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) and a Board Vice Chair of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). She serves on the Board of Directors of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and is the past Chair of both Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, Inc. and the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of New Haven.

Jennifer is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the Executive Committee of the CBA Federal Practice Section, and the New Haven Inn of Court.  She is also a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, as well as the former Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar.

Jennifer has received numerous honors and awards, including the Hartford Business Journal Women in Business Award, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Alumnus of the Leadership Center Award, the DuPont Minority Counsel Network Diversity Sponsorship Recognition Award, the MS Corporate Achiever Award. She also has received the Women in the Law High Achievers Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune and the Forty Under 40 Award from the New Haven Business Times.

She has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

 

  • 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
  • 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 in Super Lawyers® in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense and Business Litigation (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Chair, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • Board of Directors, New Haven Symphony Orchestra
  • Immediate Past Chair, Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
  • Former Chair, New Haven Cultural Affairs Commission
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer, New Haven County Bar Foundation
Overview

Jennifer DelMonico is the Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina LLP. She has been a trial lawyer for parties in complex commercial litigation disputes and defendants in tort and product liability actions for over 20 years. She represents clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, and health care. Her experience running a business provides a unique insight as she assists clients with their most difficult legal challenges.

Jennifer has tried several cases to verdict to judges and juries in state and federal court. She has represented clients in a variety of contexts, handling claims for product liability, negligence, breach of warranty, breach of contract, ERISA, environmental issues, patent infringement, copyright, trade secrets, and unfair trade practices. Some highlights include:

  • Trial counsel in 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 counsel in successful defense of claims and prosecution of counterclaims in a complex breach of contract case arising from the water system installed at a large residential property development
  • Trial counsel for gas supplier’s successful defense of an action for serious personal injury following a natural gas explosion
  • Trial counsel for public company’s successful defense of minority shareholder challenge to the company’s recapitalization; involved matter of first impression under Connecticut corporate law
  • Trial counsel for plaintiff nursing home’s successful suit against former resident’s conservator for breach of the probate bond securing his faithful performance of fiduciary duties; involved matter of first impression under Connecticut health care law
  • Counsel for prime contractor in multiple lawsuits arising from the State of Connecticut’s upgrade of a complex, multi-million dollar computer system

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 is the Board Chair of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) and a Board Vice Chair of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). She serves on the Board of Directors of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and is the past Chair of both Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, Inc. and the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of New Haven.

Jennifer is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the Executive Committee of the CBA Federal Practice Section, and the New Haven Inn of Court.  She is also a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, as well as the former Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar.

Jennifer has received numerous honors and awards, including the Hartford Business Journal Women in Business Award, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Alumnus of the Leadership Center Award, the DuPont Minority Counsel Network Diversity Sponsorship Recognition Award, the MS Corporate Achiever Award. She also has received the Women in the Law High Achievers Award from the Connecticut Law Tribune and the Forty Under 40 Award from the New Haven Business Times.

She has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

 

Memberships
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Chair, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • Board of Directors, New Haven Symphony Orchestra
  • Immediate Past Chair, Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
  • 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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