Jennifer M. Meyers

Associate

Jennifer is an experienced associate in the firm's Casualty Department, where she handles all areas of general liability litigation. She has experience in a wide range of matters including personal injury, premises liability, retail liability, and automobile liability. These cases range from slip and falls to property damage to motor vehicle accidents to construction defects. Jennifer has brought cases to successful resolution through trial, mediation and motion practice.  

Throughout her career, Jennifer has emphasized the importance of working closely with her clients to develop successful case strategies and effective litigation plans. Jennifer also prides herself on her ability to develop good working relationships with her adversaries which ultimately benefit her clients and lead to greater success in the cases she handles.

 Before joining the firm in 2015, Jennifer's practice was concentrated in professional liability insurance coverage with a focus on errors and omissions coverage for securities broker/dealers and registered representatives. In this role, Jennifer also assisted in the drafting of insurance policies.

Jennifer graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communications and a minor in Business Administration. In 2010, Jennifer graduated cum laude from Pace Law School where she received her juris doctor degree.  At Pace, Jennifer served as president of the American Constitution Society, participated in Moot Court and volunteered with the Unemployment Action Center.

Actively involved in the community, Jennifer volunteers her time with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam's Emerging Leaders Alliance. The alliance is a network of young professionals under 45 who are interested both in philanthropy and in making positive changes in our community. The mission of ELA is to cultivate the next generation of community leaders in Westchester and Putnam Counties.

Significant Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's case on the grounds that plaintiff did not put forth sufficient evidence establishing her claim that she sustained a "Serious Injury" pursuant to New York State Insurance Law § 5102(d).

Obtained a defense verdict in a property damage trial, where the plaintiff was claiming ongoing flooding and damage to her condominium.

Obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's case in a personal injury action where the plaintiff was a passenger on a school bus involved in an accident. Jennifer demonstrated that plaintiff did not put forth sufficient evidence establishing her claim that she sustained a "Serious Injury" pursuant to New York State Insurance Law § 5102(d).

Obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's case in a slip and fall action, where the plaintiff failed to establish creation or notice, and therefore, could not prove any negligence on the part of the condominium.

Obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's claims against an out of possession landlord following a workplace injury.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Best Billing Practices, CLE Client Seminar, May 2, 2014

Admissions
New York
2011
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
2016
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
2016
Education
Pace University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
American University (B.A., 2006)
Associations & memberships
Westchester Women's Bar Association, January 2015
Year joined
2015