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A seasoned trial attorney with 25 years of experience – including trying more than a dozen cases to verdict – Jennifer represents parties in complex litigation disputes.

In particular, she represents public utilities and renewable energy generators in energy industry-related litigation and appeals. Jennifer also continues to defend multinational manufacturers in significant product liability litigation and trials.  In recognition of her stature in the profession, Jennifer is an elected member of the American Law Institute, an organization of the nation’s preeminent attorneys, judges, and law professors producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. 

As the former managing partner of Murtha Cullina, Jennifer brings experience running a business to her representation of clients facing complex legal challenges. She has deep connections to companies and business leaders across the State of Connecticut based on her recent service as chair of the Board of Directors of both the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the State’s most influential business organization, and the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

Before becoming managing partner of Murtha Cullina, Jennifer served as chair of the firm’s Litigation practice and managing partner of the firm’s New Haven, Connecticut office. From 1997 to 2000, Jennifer was an attorney in the Product Liability department at King & Spalding in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.  

Jennifer is the former Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms. She also has served as Board Chair of several major nonprofit and cultural organizations in Connecticut, and has been recognized among the “New Haven Power 50” and “Hartford Power 50” by the New Haven and Hartford Business Journals. Jennifer has received many other honors and awards as well as leadership and practice area accolades. 

  • James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

  • Holds an AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense and Business Litigation (2016-2023)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2023-2024)

  • Listed as Top 25 Women Super Lawyers® in Connecticut (2019-2021)

  • 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 Leader in the Law, National Corporate Counsel and American Lawyer Magazines (2020)

  • Listed as Top 50 Women Super Lawyers® in New England (2019)

  • 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)

  • American Law Institute

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

  • New Haven Inn of Court

  • Connecticut Bar Association

  • Georgia Bar Association

  • New Haven County Bar Association Foundation, Past Secretary/Treasurer

  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA)

    • Board of Directors, Member

    • Board of Directors, Past Chair

  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair

  • Goodwill Industries of Southern New England, Past Chair

  • New Haven Cultural Affairs Commission, Past Chair

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