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.