McKool Smith Principal Jennifer Truelove has been named among the "Elite Women of the Plaintiff Bar" by The National Law Journal

Jennifer is one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers. Since 2014, she has helped secure five “Top 100 Verdicts,” including a $525M verdict for Joshua Harman; $131M verdict for Red Lion; and both a $506M and $300M verdict for PanOptis amounting to more than $1.5B in verdicts total. This high level of trial success has earned her distinction as a Fellow of the elite American College of Trial Lawyers, and recognition as one of the 2022 “Top Women in IP” by Texas Lawyer and 2022 most "Influential Women in IP" by World Intellectual Property Review

Jennifer has been involved in many of the most significant trials in the Eastern District of Texas in recent years.  Her successes at trial have earned her a reputation as a jury whisperer.

While patent litigation and trial practice have historically been areas where women are significantly underrepresented, Jennifer has developed a track record of success that stands out among even the most decorated attorneys.

Jennifer’s trial victories include helping to secure a $525M verdict against Trinity Industries after a Texas jury determined the company defrauded the USA by making false statements concerning a guardrail system and representing Red Lion Medical and other plaintiffs in securing a $131M verdict against GE in an antirust-related trial.

Jennifer also has a slew of victories in high-stakes IP matters. She served on the McKool trial team that secured an initial $506M verdict for PanOptis against Apple in August 2020.  After the verdict was set aside, Jennifer’s trial team prevailed again against Apple by securing a $300M damages award for PanOptis. Jennifer assisted with all aspects of trial preparation, including pre-trial, voir dire, and opening statement and closing statements. She also participated in witness preparation for most PanOptis’ witnesses and conducted the direct-examination of a key witness for the plaintiffs. Prior to the PanOptis victories, Jennifer served as trial counsel for Vocalife in securing a $5 million patent infringement verdict against Amazon.

Along with her courtroom successes, Jennifer is also very involved in mentoring McKool Smith’s female lawyers and helping to lead the Firm’s Women’s Leadership Development Programming. 

The Elite Trial Lawyers honorees are selected by and The National Law Journal's editors and reporters, along with an external judging panel. View the complete listing of Elite Trial Lawyers recipients here.

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