Jennifer M. Guerra
Associate / Atlanta
Since 2008, Jennifer’s practice has focused exclusively on civil litigation and litigation-related issues, including the appellate process, in both state and federal courts. She has represented clients in mediation, bench trials, administrative & evidentiary proceedings and motions practice.
A first generation Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jennifer is a 2004 graduate of the University of North Carolina where she obtained a double degree in Dramatic Art & American History, graduating with honors. During her fabulous four years in Chapel Hill, she was a regular on stage, tackling everything from Oscar Wilde to Federico García Lorca and Shakespeare. Trading in the theatre for the courtroom, she earned her J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2007, serving on the Journal of Constitutional Law. After three cold years in Philadelphia, she moved to Atlanta in 2007 to clerk for the Hon. J. Antonio DelCampo, State Court of DeKalb County.
During her year in DeKalb, Jennifer had a front row seat to the ins-and-outs of tort litigation, including complex, multi-party litigation involving several discovery and motion stages and issues of complex governmental immunity. When her clerkship ended, she chose to pursue practicing in the civil arena, advocating for a variety of clients including private corporations, insurance companies, government entities and individuals, assisting them from pre-litigation counseling through trial.
Today, her practice focuses on professional liability litigation which relies heavily on her previous experience with premises and products liability, toxic tort, constitutional & civil rights and insurance coverage/bad faith. Jennifer has a particular enthusiasm for appeals, relishing in the creativity demanded by the challenging procedures involved.
Spanish is Jennifer’s second language.