Jennifer L. Lawrence

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Covington, Kentucky

The Lawrence Firm, PSC
Jennifer L. Lawrence
The Lawrence Firm, PSC

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Class Action & Mass Torts; view more

Licensed in Kentucky since: 1997

Education: Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
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The Lawrence Firm, PSC

535 Madison Ave
Suite 500
Covington, KY 41011 Visit website


Jennifer L. Lawrence is a partner at The Lawrence Firm, PSC, in Covington, Kentucky. She is a prominent personal injury attorney focusing most of her practice on product liability, mass torts and medical malpractice litigation. She serves a diverse range of clients across the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.

Having defended many families and individuals hurt as a result of negligence, Ms. Lawrence has helped them obtain compensation for injuries and learn the truth about what occurred to their loved ones, and therefore find closure. She remains in a constant search for justice and hopes to assist families one at a time to eventually aid the nation's health care system and her community.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts at The Ohio State University in 1993, Ms. Lawrence obtained her legal education at the Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1996. During her time in law school, she served as an extern for Judge William O. Bertelsman.

Licensed to practice in all the state courts of Kentucky since 1997, Ms. Lawrence is also qualified to appear in Ohio as well as before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

A former District Vice President of the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Ms. Lawrence is actively affiliated with the Kentucky Bar Association, The Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court, the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. Moreover, she served on the board of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group and as co-chair of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical Litigation Group.

One to spread knowledge in her community, Ms. Lawrence indulges in a wide range of volunteer and professional activities and has co-authored a paper on medical malpractice for the Northern Kentucky Law Review. She has spoken on products liability and medical malpractice for a variety of professional groups, including the AAJ, OAJ and more. She also frequently serves as a volunteer judge at moot court competitions and has experience working as an adjunct professor at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents

  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1996, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

  • Received honor as Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky, Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky, Super Lawyers, 2019 - 2022
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Kentucky, Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Authored an Article to be published by Kentucky Justice Association on product liability claims in Kentucky including the defenses to those claims, Author, Products Liability Claims in Kentucky: Navigating the Roads Less Traveled, KJA Article, 2019
  • Co-Author, "Medical Malpractice: Understanding the Evolution: Rebuking the Revolution", Northern Kentucky Law Review, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Volume 25, Number 4
  • 2018 Article Published in KJA Advocate on "Civil Rule 8 and the Frantzke Effect", Advocate, KJA
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Duke Law Mass Tort Certification Program - March, 2019
Educational Background:
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A. in Political Science, 1993
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Seminar Chairperson for KJA Personal Injury Seminar, Northern Kentucky, 2018
  • American Association of Justice Co-Chair Medical Negligence Litigation Group , 2023
  • National Seminar on Client Communications and Negotiations, 2022
  • Spoke to National Audience regarding Audit Trail Data and obtaining Electronic Medical Records, 2023
  • Speaker AAJ Medical Malpractice/Birth Trauma Seminar, 2019
  • Speaker for Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association CLE Program on Effective Communications, 2019
  • Board Member - Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, 2020
  • Moderator, AAJ Drugs & Devices, Annual Convention, Miami, Florida, 2019
  • Kentucky Bar Association (KBA), Member
  • Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court, Member
  • Commission of Continuing Legal Education (Ohio), Past Board Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Invited Guest Speaker, Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court, "Effective Techniques of Cross-Examination", 2018
  • AAJ da Vinci Robotic Surgical Litigation Group, Co-Chair
  • Invited Speaker, Kentucky Hearing Officers Seminar, "Effective Cross-Examination", 2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA), Mock Trial Program, Member, Past Co-Chair
  • Children's Law Center, Board Member
  • Ohio
  • AAJ, Invited Lecturer, AAJ Seminar in Ireland on "Debuking Defenses in Placental Pathology", 2018
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 2017
  • Kentucky Justice Association (KJA), Board Member
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association (NKBA), Women's Law Section, Member, Past Chair
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Past Board Member of Alumni
  • OAJ Winter Convention, Invited Speaker, "Understanding Mass Torts", 2016
  • KJA, Moderator of CLE Program on "Strategies in Damages" and spoke  on "Ethical Considerations in Damages", 2018
  • Incoming President, Children's Law Center Board, 2018
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Member, Past Board Member
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Speaker on Distracted Driving at Villa Madonna Academy, 2019
  • Career Day Presentation at Villa Madonna Academy, 2023
  • Outreach Committee, St. Joseph Church, 2018
  • Judge for Moot Court Competitions
  • Member, Children's Law Center Board, 2018
  • Member, Kenton County Library Board Foundation, 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Published Decision in Russell v. Johnson and Johnson et al. Upheld right of notice pleading in Kentucky and that Plaintiffs were entitled to discovery on parallel state claims.  Preemption arguments on behalf of defense were held to be void and discovery permitted to proceed.  Case remanded for further discovery., 2022
  • Smith v. Huber in Clermont County Verdict in excess of $2,400,000 for misdiagnosis of a child with an epidural hematoma. Resulting injuries were partial hemiparesis and cognitive dysfunction resulting in anxiety, 2010
  • Jane and John Joe v. John Doe Hospital and Jane Doe Physician
  • John Doe v. John Doe Hospital & John Doe Physician
  • Jane and John Joe v. John Doe Hospital and Jane Doe Physician
Industry Groups:
  • CBA
  • NKBA
  • Salmon P. Chase Inn Of Court

Office location for Jennifer L. Lawrence

535 Madison Ave
Suite 500
Covington, KY 41011

Phone: 859-888-2565

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