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Named top Litigator 2017 by News and World Report
by: Woodward White

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Jennifer Spencer.
by: AVVO, Inc. 2015-2017

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by: Woodward White 2016-2017

Named Super Lawyer
by: Thompson Reuters
2009-2017

Top Employment Attorney Dallas
by: EXPERTISE

Named top Litigator 2016 by News and World Report
by: Woodward White 2016-2017

Top 50 Women Attorney
by: Showmark

Best In Texas Attorney
by: Wall Street Journal


Jennifer J. Spencer


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Jennifer J. Spencer

PHONE NUMBER 972-458-5304 EMAIL ADDRESS JSpencer@SpencerScottLaw.com

Awards

(Thomson Reuters)

“Texas Super Lawyer” (Thomson Reuters) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40” (2002)
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated

2016 Client Satisfaction Award (American Institute of Legal Counsel)

Top Attorneys in Texas (Texas Monthly) 2013

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White) 2015, 2016, 2017

Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (Martindale Hubbell) 2014

10 Best Attorneys (American Institute of Legal Counsel, Labor and Employment Law Division) 2017

Best Employment Lawyers in Dallas (Expertise Community) 2017

 

Education

J.D. University of Texas at Austin (honors, Order of the Coif), 1987
BBA, Texas A&M University (summa cum laude), 1984
Certified Public Accountant license, 1987

Previous Law Firm Experience

Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Partner
Locke Liddell, LLP Partner (now known as Locke Lord)
Johnson & Gibbs, PC, Associate and Income Shareholder

Biography

Both an experienced trial lawyer and a CPA, Ms. Spencer is known for an aggressive, organized, and highly effective litigation style. In settlement talks, she has crafted strategies for the creative and favorable resolution of lawsuits and other disputes, where a settlement makes sense for the overall business strategy of her clients. If a favorable negotiated resolution is not possible, however, then Ms. Spencer fully employs her twenty-eight plus years of courtroom experience on her client’s behalf. Ms. Spencer’s accounting background helps her bring a pragmatic business perspective to her clients, providing her with the ability to immediately understand complex financial issues so as to assist clients in achieving strategic business objectives during high-stakes disputes and litigation. Her extensive commercial and products liability litigation experience has included representation of national banks, mortgage companies, technology companies, inventors, software companies, physicians and medical service providers, pharmaceutical companies and industrial manufacturers, as well as corporate executives and numerous individuals.

Accomplished in handling complex matters, involving amounts in controversy from a few thousand to multimillion dollar matters, Ms. Spencer is known in Dallas as a lawyer who gets results. Ms. Spencer has successfully litigated commercial cases on all financial issues. She has litigated non-compete agreements and represented developers of high-end IP when they were underpaid royalties by international companies, and when their trade secrets were misappropriated or stolen. She has defended products liability claims ranging from propane tank explosions to pharmaceutical cases. With her background of partnership in large, prestigious law firms, Ms Spencer combines big-firm lawyering skills and quality with small firm efficiency and costs.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation, including Trade Secret, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Class Actions
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Contract, Negotiation, Preparation and Review

Representative Experience

  • Represents large and small companies in commercial disputes, including theft of trade secrets
  • Represents individuals and companies suing banks or being sued by banks
  • Represented publicly-traded equipment manufacturer in jury trial of $27,000,000 trade secret, defamation and antitrust case
  • Represents independent contractors involved in non-solicitation litigation
  • Represents owner of oil refinery
  • Represents physicians in partnership and other commercial disputes
  • Represented large telecommunications company in lawsuits ranging from breach of contract, unfair competition, and collections matters
  • Defended propane tank manufacturer in explosion lawsuits
  • Involved in pharmaceutical litigation in commercial and products liability cases
  • Represented technology and medical companies in disputes with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Represents plaintiffs in legal malpractice cases
  • Arbitrator of commercial and employment with the American Arbitration Association

Exemplar Testimonial

“We hired Jennifer because we wanted aggressive, creative, first-rate trial representation from a lawyer who had been a partner at both Fulbright Jaworski and Lock Lord … She is also intensely loyal to her clients, does not pull punches in providing sage advice, and makes herself available regardless of the hour or day if the client has a need. She has been highly successful in our representation, greatly improving our legal position.”

-Steve Hewes
Manager, Champion Medical LLC

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court All Texas courts

Publications & Presentations

  • “Risky Business: Top Ten Legal Risks Facing Small Business owners, ” presentation to Women’s Business Council
  •  “Getting Ahead of the Game: Planning for E-Discovery Before Litigation Happens”
  • “Litigation Risks and New Developments”, Entrepreneurial Women Presidents of Dallas
  • “Class Actions – Recent Developments and Mechanics”, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, speaker and author
  • “Mass Torts – Class Action Suits”, Advanced Litigation Course for State Bar of Texas, speaker and author
  • “Litigation Risks in Banking”, Approaching Banking Seminar
  • “Depth of Experience. Trusted. A Unique Advantage” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September
  • “Secure Your Clients’ Data, ” Scotsman Guide
  • “E-Discovery and ESI Management, ” Computer Technology Review
  • “Are You Prepared for a Data Privacy Lawsuit, ” Enterprise Management Quarterly
  • “E-Discovery Software Can Help You Manage Litigation Costs, ” Scotsman