For nearly 20 years, Jennifer has successfully represented hundreds of people who have been injured through no fault of their own; people who were often just in the wrong place at the wrong time but suffered significant or catastrophic injuries as a result. Jennifer is in the unique position to provide excellent and informed representation to her clients and to maximize recovery for her clients, as a result of her years working as counsel for several of the country’s major insurance carriers.
Now, Jennifer helps injured individuals navigate the insurance claims and court system, thus enabling them to keep their focus on their recovery. Jennifer advises clients on what to watch out for from the outset of their claim, and she also strives to give practical and grounded counsel, advising as to when settlement makes senses versus when litigation is necessary. Jennifer has litigated personal injury matters in all the Courts of Northern Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia Superior Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and has settled cases by negotiation and medication.
In addition to her proven skills as a personal injury litigator, Jennifer has also developed legal experience in other practice areas, having litigated matters of family law in both levels of court in Virginia, as well as successfully negotiating resolution to contentious matters of divorce, support and child custody. Now, by joining forces with Christie Leary, Jennifer has further expanded her practice to include criminal defense, traffic matters and school disciplinary matters. The thing that matters most is helping people navigate tough times with skill and sensitivity, and with a robust practice in these areas, Jennifer looks forward to new legal challenges each day.
Jennifer is a committed member of the Virginia legal community. A long-time member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Jennifer has served on numerous committees and in leadership. She is also active with the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), in which she currently serves as a member of the Circuit Court Committee and the Domestic Relations Sub-Committee. Previously, she was President of the FBA Young Lawyers Section, and then in her capacity as immediate past President, she served as a member of the FBA Board of Directors.
Jennifer has received the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating of her legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating system for members of the legal profession and carries a Avvo Rating 10/10, also based on reviews from her peers. Jennifer is licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and California.
In addition to her professional career, Jennifer is committed to her local community, having served on the Board of Directors her neighborhood Swim Club and her neighborhood Civic Association. She is also troop leader to a very active group of Girl Scouts. Jennifer is a proud US Navy military spouse and mother to three, and she can frequently be found at the soccer field, swimming pool or PTA meeting. She is active with the Naval Officer’s Spouse’s Club, the Military Spouse J.D. Network, and the Military Officers Association of America. She is also a member of the Church of the Nativity in Burke, Virginia, where she has volunteered in the Religious Education program and is a member of the Women of Nativity.
|MD||Inactive - Retired||2004||11/11/2019|
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2000||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 4.7 out of 5||Martindale Hubbell||2016|
|Partner and Litigation Attorney||Law Offices of Christie A. Leary||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||Maddox and Gerock||2017 - 2018|
|Attorney||Curcio Bergeron||2015 - 2017|
|Staff Counsel||Progressive Insurance||2011 - 2015|
|Civil Litigation Attorney||Jennings & Porter||2004 - 2011|
|Insurance Defense Attorney||Siciliano, Ellis, Dyer & Boccarosse||2001 - 2003|
|Insurance Defense Attorney||The Heideman Law Group||2000 - 2001|
|Insurance Defense Attorney||Rushford and Bonotto||1999 - 2000|
|Insurance Defense Attorney||Sacino Bertolino & Hallissy||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Military Spouse J.D. Network||Member||2017 - Present|
|Naval Officer's Spouse's Club||Member||2016 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Alexandria Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association, Circuit Court Committee||Member||2015 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Board of Directors||2008 - 2009|
|Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||President||2007 - 2008|
|Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Board of Directors||2002 - 2006|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||J.D.||1998|
|Advanced Auto Retreat||Presenting successful claims to insurance carriers||2015|
|Sarah Thomas v. Khosrow Matini, M.D.||$250,000 verdict|
|Medical Malpractice matter||$1.4 Million|
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