jilkka@reedsmith.com

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Jennifer is a partner in the firm's Complex Litigation Group. She focuses her practice on business and contract disputes, product liability, and toxic tort litigation. Jennifer's practice includes the resolution and/or trial of product, premises, and personal injury suits as well as other commercial litigation disputes throughout the country. She handles all stages and facets of litigation and alternative dispute resolution in both federal and state venues, including fact and expert discovery, e-discovery, dispositive motion practice, mediation, and/or trial and appeal.

Awards & Recognition

  • Named an Illinois Rising Star in the area of Products Liability Defense - 2015-2017

Credentials

  • John Marshall Law School, 2006, J.D., summa cum laude, Edward T. Lee Scholar, 2006; Arba N. Waterman Scholar, 2005; Fred F. Herzog Scholar, 2004
    Editor, John Marshall Law Review, 2004-05
  • Lake Forest College, 2002, B.A., magna cum laude, Politics; Phi Beta Kappa; Thesis Granted Distinction

  • State Supreme Court - Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association