Jennifer (Jenny) joins the Jacksonville office after living and working in Raleigh/Durham, Nashville and Washington, D.C. She is licensed to practice law in three states and most recently worked in the public sector defending governmental entities at all levels of trial and appellate litigation. Jenny now advises management on implementing policies to avoid litigation, and defends management in discrimination, harassment and termination matters, among others.
Jenny grew up immersed in a family business, so she is intimately familiar with the many challenges business owners and managers face on a daily basis. She enjoys working with clients to navigate workplace issues and minimize legal risks so their businesses can thrive. She is dedicated to developing strong relationships to best serve her clients’ ever-evolving workplace needs. When litigation arises, Jenny is also a tenacious advocate in administrative proceedings and in court.
Honors & Recognitions
- Rising Star Award - Lawyers Association for Women, Nashville, Tennessee (2018)
- Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum (2017-2018)
Professional & Civic Associations
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
- The Florida Bar
- Jacksonville Bar Association
- Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
- Lawyers Association for Women - Marion Griffin Chapter, Nashville, TN
- Newsletter Editor, 2018 – 2019
- Co-Chair, Mentoring & Member Development Committee, 2017-2018
- Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, 2016-2017
- Chair, Mentoring Committee Chair, 2015-2016
- Duke University Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association, Executive Board (2017-Present)
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Nashville – Volunteer Advocate (2014-2018)
- Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, Volunteer Attorney (2014-2018)
Originally from Miami, Florida, Jenny is fluent in Spanish and a Latin food aficionado. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, both named Tomas, and their lively extended family. Outside of work, you can find Jenny and her family circus on (or recuperating from) local and international adventures.
News & Analysis
Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications
- “¿Only English? How Bilingual Education Can Mitigate the Damage of English-Only,” Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. Fall 2012.
- "The only time I set the bar low is for limbo."
- Michael Scott
Duke University School of Law
- J.D., 2011
- Dunspaugh Dalton Scholarship
- Student Paper Award Nominee
- Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy – Articles Editor
- B.A., 2007
- Terry Sanford Department Award Nominee
Bar & Court Admissions
- Florida (Not licensed)
- North Carolina, 2011
- Tennessee, 2014
- District of Columbia, 2014
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee