Jennifer A. Cormier

Jennifer A. Cormier Partner

P 415 527 2805 M 415 606 1820 F 415 512 6791
201 Spear Street, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
201 Spear Street, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Overview

Jennifer A. Cormier defends clients in toxic torts cases, Child Victims’ Act claims and other complex litigation. She helps clients navigate all phases and variations of dispute resolution, including pre-suit negotiations, depositions, mediation, settlement and trial. 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. She has served as a panelist for the Marin County Superior Court’s alternative dispute resolution program, mediating traumatic brain injury cases, as well as toxic chemical exposure matters involving California Proposition 65. 

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
Education
  • Louisiana State University, JD, 1993
  • University of Delaware, BA, cum laude, 1990
Recognition

Involvement

  • 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

  • Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium: “The Corporate Representative Most Knowledgeable” (2018)
  • Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference: "Golden Times in the Golden State: An Update on the California Litigation" (2016)
  • Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook: Judges Roundtable (2015)
  • Medicare and Medicaid's Impact on Litigation" (2014)
  • "Medicare Secondary Payor Liability: What You Need to Know for Handling Third-Party Claims in Asbestos and Toxic Tort Litigation", Webinar (2014)
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference: "Striking the Gavel: A Judicial Roundtable on the Coordination of Asbestos Litigation" (Panel Moderator) (2014)
  • "HarrisMartin California Asbestos Litigation Conference Panel: Making the Most of Settlement Conferences – Tips and Requests from the Court" (2012)
  • "The Art of the Tender" (2012)
  • "Getting the Most Out of Your Negotiations" (2011)
  • "Asbestos Litigation Panel" (Panel Member) (2011)
  • "HB Asbestos Litigation West Coast Crash Course & Webcast: Best Practices in the Brave New World of MMSEA "How to Comply Ethically" (2010)
  • "Recent Developments in California Asbestos and Toxic Tort Litigation" (2010)