Jennie is a member of the Casualty Department and focuses her practice primarily in the area of insurance fraud and property damage claims, including first party property defense litigation. Her experience includes both pre-litigation coverage analysis and litigation of first party property claims. She represents many insurance carriers in investigating SIU claims related to automobile thefts, burglaries, medical fraud, and contractor and public adjuster issues. Her experience includes conducting detailed Examinations Under Oath and providing coverage analyses thereafter. As a litigator, she defends against claims for breach of contract and allegations of bad faith.
Jennie graduated from the Widener University School of Law in December 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Temple University in 2002. Jennie is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Significant Representative Matters
Judgment in favor of our client where the insured made a claim regarding her property and a detached structure following Hurricane Sandy. We were retained to conduct the Examination Under Oath of the insured to determine whether the detached structure was used for business purposes. The insured maintained that she used the detached structure for her jewelry making “hobby.” We conducted the EUO, concluded the investigation and filed affirmative litigation seeking a declaration from the court that no coverage would exist for the detached structure. The court found in favor of our client and declared that we had no further obligation to the insured for the detached structure.
Obtained a defense verdict following a trial where the Plaintiffs claimed damage to their property as a result of a winter storm; including interior water damage and complete stucco replacement. The investigation revealed that the sheathing behind the stucco was damaged that, therefore, complete replacement of the stucco was excluded pursuant to the policy terms. The interior damages were paid. At trial, Plaintiff maintained that the sheathing was not rotted, rather, it was damaged from a weather event and that our clients estimate for the interior damages were insufficient. Plaintiff was claiming $113,000. The Court found in favor of the Defense and the damages Plaintiff was claiming were excluded pursuant to the terms of the policy.
Areas of Practice
It's Jeopardy! An In-depth Look At The Unfair Claims Act, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo, Boston, MA, March 2017, Co-presenter
Combating Contents Fraud, PLRB Investigating Potential Fraud Webinar Series, October 2016, Co-Presenter
#WaterIsTheNewArson, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2016
Mock Examination Under Oath: Theft Loss, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo, San Antonio, TX, April 2016
OMG, LOL, Not Another Social Networking Class!, Pennsylvania's 2016 Insurance Fraud Conference, Hershey, PA, April , 2016
It's Jeopardy! An In-depth Look At The Unfair Claims Act, Client Presentation, Omaha, NE, March , 2016
First & Third Party Perspectives in Homeowner's Claims, Dispute Resolutions Institute's Annual Personal Injury Practicum, Philadelphia, PA. October, 2015.
Appraisal and Recent Trends in Bad Faith Law, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, April, 2015
Potentially Fraudulent Claims on Foreclosed Properties, Property & Liability Resource Bureau 2015 Claims Conference, March 29, 2015
SIU Etiquette for Attorney-Client Privilege, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2014
Coverage 'C': Tools to Ensure Payment of Legitimate Content Claims, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, May 2014
Foreclosed! Handling Claims on Foreclosed Properties, 2014 Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Conference, Hershey, PA, April 2014, Co-presenter
Cell Phone Forensics and the Legal Procedures, Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, April 1-2, 2013
How to Avoid Bad Faith by Way of Example, Client Regional Summit, March 2014
Innocent Third Party and Contemporary SIU Coverage Issues, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud Perspectives Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2012
"When it Comes to Fraud, Water is on Fire - Fraudulent Water Damage Claims Are on the Rise," Litigation Management, Summer 2016
"Working to Advance Your Career While Raising a Family," The Legal Intelligencer, Young Lawyer Column, January 22, 2015
"The Court 'Values' the Policy Appraisal Provision By Requiring the Insured to Participate in an Appraisal Before Commencing Suit," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 2007)
Honors: Moot Court Honor Society, 2006-2007
Honors: Judge G. Fred DiBona Jr. Peer Recognition Award, 2007
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (B.A., 2002)
Major: Political Science
Areas of Practice
- Widener University School of Law (J.D., December 2007)
- Temple University (B.A., 2002)
- New Jersey, 2008
- Pennsylvania, 2008
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014
Associations & Memberships
- Bucks County Bar Association
- Bucks County YWCA, Board Member, 2013-2016
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- South Asian Bar Association
- South Jersey Claims Association
Honors & Awards
- CLM Claims College, Certified Claims Professional (CCP), School of Property, Graduate 2016
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015-2016
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- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance