Jennifer M. Studebaker

Jennifer M. Studebaker

Partner

Jackson

601-973-5983

601-960-8613


Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.A. Political Science With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • MDL 875, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

With years of schooling and significant real-world experience, Jennifer is a successful attorney who is passionate about people and the practice of law. She studied abroad in college, worked as an assistant D.A., and served as a Municipal Court Judge. She currently represents numerous companies in a variety of lawsuits. Business is personal with Jennifer, and she dedicates her time to protecting the legacies of her clients. She builds personal relationships with her clients that foster open communication and trust, which allows her to better understand their needs. When working with Jennifer, clients can expect to see an attorney who is responsive, hardworking, and truly wants to make a difference.

Professional Recognition

Important Litigation Involvement

  • Gorman-Rupp v. Bobby Hall, 908 So. 2d 749 (Miss. 2005), which adopted Lohrmann as the standard for summary judgment for Mississippi asbestos cases.
  • Phillips v. Wal-Mart Stores East LP, No. 5:2014cv00035 (S.D. Miss. 2015), Court granted summary judgment in favor of Defendant in wrongful death case.

Reported Decisions as Trial Counsel

  • Tommy Buie v. State, 761 So. 2d 892 (Miss. App. 2000).
  • Michael Green v. State, 884 So. 2d 733 (Miss. 2004).
  • Lamarcus Hall v. State, 892 So. 2d 261 (Miss. App. 2004).
  • Roger Johnson v. State, 884 So. 2d 787 (Miss. App. 2004).
  • Jeffrey Jones v. State, 754 So. 2d 476 (Miss. App. 1999).
  • Willie Lee Martin v. State, 872 So. 2d 173 (Miss. App. 2004).
  • Leo McIntyre v. State, 900 So. 2d 380 (Miss. App. 2004).
  • Melvin Ransom v. State, 918 So. 2d 710 (Miss. App. 2004).
  • Steven Ray v. State, 828 So. 2d 827 (Miss. 2002).
  • Steven Ray v. State, 798 So. 2d 579 (Miss. 2001).
  • Albert Smith v. State, 911 So. 2d 541 (Miss. App. 2004).
  • David Thomas v. State, 828 So. 2d 1270 (Miss. App. 2002).
  • Willie Ray Wallace v. State, 741 So. 2d 938 (Miss. App. 1999).
  • James V. White v. State, 842 So. 2d 565 (Miss. 2003).

Professional Recognition

  • “Woman of Influence” Award Recipient for Mass Tort/Class Actions, Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Spring Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent AV™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
  • Selected as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s 2016 Leaders in Law

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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Law School Honors & Awards

  • Contract Negotiation Award
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Who’s Who: American Law Students

Previous Experience

  • Hinds County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney
  • Senior Deputy Assistant District Attorney
  • Municipal Court Judge for City of Jackson, Mississippi

Organizations/Committee Membership

  • Mississippi Bar Association (1996-present)
  • Montana Bar Association (2016-present)
  • Texas Bar Association (2016-present)
  • Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors (2018)
    • Executive Committee
    • Co-Chair of Keys to Thirty Committee
  • Pi Beta Phi Alumni Association (1993-present)
  • University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association (1993-present)
  • University of Mississippi Alumni Association (1996-present)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Board Member (2016-present)
  • Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board (2016-2017)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Nominating Committee (2013-2015)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Daimler: Where Do We Belong and Where Are We Going?” Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, Beverly Hills, California
  • “Strategy for Utilizing Bankruptcy Trust Information,” Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, San Francisco, California
  • Jackson Police Department Training Academy, Guest Lecturer on Rules of Evidence, Courtroom Decorum, and Search and Seizure
  • HarrisMartin Asbestos Litigation Conference, MDL 875
  • FELA Occupational Claims Seminar, MDL 875
  • Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Guest Lecturer on Search and Seizure and Report Writing
  • Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, Guest Lecturer on Search and Seizure and Report Writing