Jennifer L.Weizenecker (Jenn)

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8548

Jenn Weizenecker has acted as trial counsel in jury trials throughout the country, including in Florida, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. She has been a trial team member in more than 20 cases tried to verdict. Her practice focuses on product liability defense in federal and state courts. She is experienced in many aspects of tort and commercial litigation, including conducting direct and cross-examinations of expert and fact witnesses as a second chair, drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending expert and fact witness depositions, and preparing expert witnesses. Jenn draws on her engineering background when examining professional experts in scientific, medical, and economic fields. Her work includes Jones Day's defense of smoking and health lawsuits brought against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. She also has trial experience representing immigrants seeking asylum.

Jenn is a leader in her community. As a visiting professor at Georgia Tech, she teaches Judicial Process every spring. She also serves on the UNICEF USA Southeast Regional Board and on the UNICEF Next Generation Atlanta Steering Committee. Jenn was a 2020 recipient of the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service.

Experience

  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Dupre "Engle progeny" trialJones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company obtained a complete defense verdict in an "Engle progeny" case in which the plaintiff alleged her husband, Richard Dupre, had died at age 45 due to being addicted to R.J. Reynolds' cigarettes.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Rounds "Engle progeny" trialOn January 26, 2016, following eleven days of trial, a jury in Daytona Beach, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Bishop ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitOn November 5, 2014, after almost three weeks of trial, a state court jury in Orlando, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Davis ''Engle progeny'' trialOn June 25, 2014, following eight days of trial and less than four hours of deliberation, a jury in Ocala, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action, finding that the smoker was not a member of the Engle class.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in federal Deshaies ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitOn February 3, 2014, following six days of trial and approximately 90 minutes of deliberation, a jury in Tampa, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action finding that the smoker was not an Engle class member.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Chamberlain ''Engle progeny'' trialOn November 15, 2013, following nine days of trial and less than two hours of deliberation, a jury in Fort Myers, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds in a personal injury action finding that the smoker was not an Engle class member.
  • August 11, 2015

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