Jennifer is an associate on Bill Taaffe’s team providing defense for insurers and their insureds in complex litigation suits. Jennifer’s practice focuses on automobile accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, and liquor liability (dram shop) cases. Jennifer graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law cum laude where she acted as Development Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Jennifer practiced criminal defense at Multnomah Defenders, Inc. She has tried more than 50 cases to juries and the court.
In 2019, Jennifer co-published an article on Delivering Bad News Well with Professor R. Lisle Baker of Suffolk University School of Law. Jennifer has delivered several CLE presentations on this topic – demonstrating that lawyers and clients alike can experience greater satisfaction and results when bad news is delivered well.
Member, Oregon State Bar Association
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