Jennifer A. Cormier

Jennifer A. Cormier Partner

P 415 527 2805 M 415 606 1820
101 Montgomery Street
Suite 2850
San Francisco, CA 94104
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2850, San Francisco, CA 94104

Throughout her practice, Jennifer Cormier has handled high-stakes matters for individuals and businesses of all sizes, from high-profile, Fortune 100 companies and recognizable brands to small, family-owned businesses. She helps clients navigate all phases and variations of dispute resolution, including pre-suit negotiations and fact-finding, depositions, mediation, settlement, and trial.

Jennifer defends clients in toxic torts cases, Child Victims’ Act claims and other complex litigation. She has successfully represented manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in multiple-party litigation involving exposure to a variety of toxins. She also has extensive experience overseeing and managing nationally recognized companies as national coordinating counsel, settlement counsel and local counsel. 

A significant part of Jennifer's practice is devoted to the strategic negotiation of settlements for clients in the areas of asbestos, toxic torts and sexual molestation claims. She has successfully negotiated more than a thousand favorable resolutions for her clients over 20 years. Jennifer has completed the rigorous mediation training program “Mediating The Litigated Case” offered by the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. Jennifer applies her experience and training to her role as a neutral, advising her clients to prepare for and engage effectively in mediation. She has served as a panelist for the Marin County Superior Court’s alternative dispute resolution program, mediating traumatic brain injury cases, toxic chemical exposure matters involving California Proposition 65 and breach of contract. Applying insight gained in the courtroom from years of defending clients at trial, Jennifer has a deep understanding of both sides’ business interests. She uses her well-earned credibility and relationship management skills to put her clients at the forefront and successfully resolve cases. 

Prior to joining MG+M, Jennifer was a partner in a San Francisco–based law firm, leading their asbestos practice. She also served as assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Department of Justice, where she specialized in consumer fraud with an emphasis on protecting the elderly.

Beyond her legal work, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for the Mill Valley Soccer Club, where she focuses on fundraising to support scholarships for young athletes. She is an active member of MG+M Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Belonging Committee. Jennifer served on the board of directors for the League to Save Lake Tahoe from 2012 to 2018.

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Louisiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • Louisiana State University, JD, 1993
  • University of Delaware, BA, cum laude, 1990


  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Member
  • California Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Mill Valley Soccer Club, Board Member, 2019 - Present
  • League to Save Lake Tahoe, Board Member, 2012 - 2018
News & Insights

    Speaking Engagements

  • John B. Manning to Co-Chair Perrin Conferences National Asbestos Litigation Conference , Perrin Conferences
    September 14, 2022
  • Work-Life Integration in the COVID Recovery Era, National Asbestos Litigation Conference: Women's Symposium
    January 1, 2022
  • The Corporate Representative Most Knowledgeable, Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium
    January 1, 2018
  • Golden Times in the Golden State: An Update on the California Litigation, Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference
    January 1, 2016
  • A National Overview & Outlook: Judges Roundtable, Asbestos Litigation Conference
    January 1, 2015
  • Striking the Gavel: A Judicial Roundtable on the Coordination of Asbestos Litigation, Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference
    January 1, 2014
  • Medicare and Medicaid's Impact on Litigation
    January 1, 2014
  • Medicare Secondary Payor Liability: What You Need to Know for Handling Third-Party Claims in Asbestos and Toxic Tort Litigation
    January 1, 2014
  • The Art of the Tender
    January 1, 2012
  • Making the Most of Settlement Conferences – Tips and Requests from the Court, HarrisMartin California Asbestos Litigation Conference
    January 1, 2012
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Negotiations
    January 1, 2011
  • Best Practices in the Brave New World of MMSEA, HB Asbestos Litigation West Coast Crash Course & Webcast
    January 1, 2010