Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen PC
Jennifer focuses her practice on the defense of asbestos and toxic tort claims, including the defense of products and premises liability claims arising from occupational and environmental exposures. Her practice includes a special emphasis in representing companies not traditionally involved in asbestos litigation. She has also represented corporate defendants in grain contract defaults and other disputes before the National Grain and Feed Association.
From 1996 to 2002, Jennifer practiced in Heyl Royster's Edwardsville office where she handled the defense of a variety of cases, including insurance defense, products liability, professional liability and toxic tort matters. From 2003 to 2006, Jennifer practiced law in Memphis, TN, where her practice focused on the representation of employers and management in employment and labor matters. During her time in Tennessee, Jennifer presented several seminars on employment law-related issues. Jennifer returned to Heyl Royster as an Of Counsel attorney in 2007 and became a partner with the firm in 2013.
On January 1, 2019, Jennifer was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee for a three-year term. This committee studies and recommends new supreme court rules or modifications to existing rules.
Jennifer serves on the Madison County Bar Association's Student Internship Committee, which provides high school students legal internship opportunities. She also serves on the firm's Diversity Committee.