Profile

As a Member of Melchiode, Marks, King, Jennifer is recognized as a Top Civil Litigation attorney in New Orleans, NOLA Top Lawyer 2020, Louisiana Rising Star (2013 to 2019), and SuperLawyer, 2021.

Jennifer frequently speaks as a presenter for CLE requirements, lectures on various topics, and conducts training seminars for her clients, around the country. Jennifer maintains a diverse civil defense practice, ranging from sexual harassment defense, insurance defense, construction, entertainment law, corporate litigation, subrogation, collections, commercial and general liability and workers’ compensation. On behalf of her clients, Jennifer has secured various dismissals on motions alone and successfully mediated a multitude of matters ranging from property damages to cases which have included serious bodily injury. Further, Jennifer has won multiple decisions through oral argument on the appeals court level and has obtained full defense verdicts at trial.

Jennifer enjoys indulging in all of the events New Orleans has to offer, including music and food festivals, wonderful restaurants, unique shops and hidden charms of the city. Jennifer lives on the Northshore with her family, so she is able to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Areas of Practice

  • Bad-Faith/Extra-Contractual Defense
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • First-Party Property
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality
  • Subrogation/Recovery
  • Employer’s Liability/Workers’ Compensation

Education

  • B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University (2002)
  • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Southern University Law Center (2005)

Bar Admissions

  • All Louisiana local, state, and federal courts
  • Louisiana United States District Courts – Eastern, Western, Middle District of Louisiana

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Young Lawyers Section of DRI Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • National Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
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