Jennifer’s trial practice focuses on representing victims in cases arising from personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, and product liability. Jennifer has successfully settled numerous cases, including a $2.7 million settlement for a young woman whose physicians failed to diagnose her with breast cancer. Jennifer was heavily involved in the Actos litigation, a mass tort case involving a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s failure to warn of adverse side effects on prescription medication, which settled for $2.4 billion.
Jennifer has been recognized for her outstanding work and professional successes within the legal community. In 2016 she was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. This is an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois attorneys under the age of forty.
Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer served as the Senior Judicial Clerk for the Honorable William D. Maddux, Presiding Judge of the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. In addition to drafting numerous opinions, orders, and advisory memoranda, Jennifer coordinated the law student externship program for the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Jennifer graduated from The John Marshall Law School in 2009. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John W. Darrah in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Additionally, Jennifer was a 711 Prosecutor in the Felony Trial Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Jennifer has been admitted into the Supreme Court of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2009||10/27/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Senior Judicial Clerk||Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Women's Bar Association of Illinois||Member||N/A|
|PRWEB||Schwartz Injury Law selected as 2018 Super Lawyers in Illinois||2018|
|McHenry County Bar Association||August 2017 - McHenry County Bar Association||2017|
|Dupage County Bar Association||Schwartz Injury Law Opens Office in Orland Park, Illinois||2017|
|PRWEB||Schwartz Injury Law Opens Office in Orland Park, Illinois||2017|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Allen Schwartz Opens Schwartz Injury Law||2017|
|Illinois Women's Bar Foundation||Civil Litigation Reception: Meet the Law Division||2017|
|Illinois Women's Bar Foundation||Rise Up and Reach Back Luncheon||2016|
|Cook County Record||West Loop condo association, security company face suit over resident's attack in alley||2015|
|Cook County Record||Woman alleges doctor, hospital misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy, caused miscarriage||2015|
|Crain's Chicago Business||Woman sues condo association over attack outside building||2015|
|Trial Journal (ITLA)||Trial Journal Summer 2015||2015|
|Trial Journal (ITLA)||Trial Journal Winter 2015||2015|
|Illinois Women's Bar Foundation||2015 Contributors||2015|
|Trial Journal (ITLA)||Trial Journal Summer 2014||2014|
|Illinois State Bar Association||2013 Yearbook||2013|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Vested Interest||2010|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Illinois Lawyer Now||2010|
|The John Marshall Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Purdue University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Pelletier v. Fialkowski||$51,450.50 Jury Verdict in favor of the Plaintiff|
|Personal Injury||$165,000 for the Plaintiff|
|Actos Litigation||$2.4 Billion Global Settlement|
|Ortega v. Adajar, et. al.||$2.7 million settlement for the Plaintiff|
|Misread Pathology Slide||$400,000 settlement for the Plaintiff|