Jennifer Mathis litigates cases in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level, with subject matters ranging from First Amendment to bad faith insurance litigation and from civil rights to employment defense. Her practice focuses on litigating insurance coverage disputes in the context of professional liability policies issued to publicly-traded and private corporations and their directors and officers, not-for-profit organizations, law firms, and other professionals, and in assisting her insurance clients with resolving and managing complex professional liability claims. She has litigated numerous bad faith and insurance coverage declaratory relief cases and also advises insurance clients on a wide range of topics in connection with professional liability insurance policies. In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Jennifer maintains a general civil and commercial litigation practice. Her clients have included large corporations, not-for-profit entities, small business owners, and individuals.
Jennifer also has collaborated on pro bono matters with the Orange County Public Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Human Options (an Orange County shelter for victims of domestic abuse), KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) and the Washington, DC-based Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. These pro bono matters include cases involving free speech and free exercise of religion, preparing attorneys’ fee petitions for prevailing parties in civil rights litigation, assisting unaccompanied minors in navigating their way through the U.S. immigration system, and obtaining protective orders for victims of domestic violence. She also has represented clients in step-parent adoption cases.