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Jennifer M. Grieco concentrates her practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. Her experience encompasses a broad range of commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on business tort claims including professional malpractice, contract claims, construction litigation and coverage claims.
Jennifer possesses more than 20 years of trial experience and has been awarded multiple high-profile verdicts and arbitration awards. She has also been granted summary judgment/disposition on numerous occasions in favor of her clients as both the plaintiff and the defendant.
Jennifer is a 1993 graduate of the University of Toledo and a 1997 cum laude and Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law, where she served as note and comment editor of the University of Toledo Law Review.
Routinely recognized for her accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession, Jennifer was named one of only five "Up & Coming Lawyers for 2004" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers in 2007, 2010-2017, including recognition in 2011-2017 as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers; as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in 2013-2017; one of the Top 50 Business Lawyers in 2013-2017; and one of the Top 25 Women Business Lawyers in Michigan 2013-2017. She was included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015-2017 and recognized as a dbusiness Top Lawyer in 2012-2017. Since 2016, Jennifer has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in statewide surveys, including in Leading Lawyers' Top 10 Women Business Lawyers and Top 10 Women Lawyers. She was also recognized as a Notable Woman Lawyer by Crain's Detroit Business in 2017.
In 2010, Jennifer was also named to Crain’s Detroit Business‘ annual "40 Under 40" list, based on business achievements and community impact, and in 2011 she was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a “Woman in the Law.” In 2011, the Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc., presented Jennifer with the Pro Bono Service Award of the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) for her work in establishing the OCBA Pro Bono Mentor Match Program. The OCBA Pro Bono Mentor Match Program won both the LexisNexis Community Education Outreach Award at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in August, 2011 and the State Bar of Michigan’s Kimberly M. Cahill Award for bar leadership in September, 2012.
A frequent speaker and published author, Jennifer is a past president of the Oakland County Bar Association (2010-2011), after serving as a member of the board of directors from 2004 to 2010. In 2011, she won a contested seat on the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners (“BOC”) in District I, representing Oakland County. She was re-elected to the BOC in 2014 and was elected to serve as president-elect for the BOC for 2017-2018, while previously serving as vice president for the BOC for the 2016-2017 bar year, secretary for the BOC for the 2015-2016 bar year and treasurer for the BOC for the 2014-2015 bar year.
Jennifer also serves as a member of the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Council, the American Bar Association and the Michigan Association for Justice. She served as president of the Oakland County Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan from 2003 to 2004 and as chair of the New Lawyers Committee of the OCBA from 2012 to 2016. Jennifer was also awarded the Michael E. Lee Memorial Award Recognizing Diversity by the OCBA in October 2017.
Jennifer is a passionate advocate and relishes the opportunity to fight for her clients in all aspects of litigation but especially trial or arbitration. She also strives to provide her clients with efficient legal services that appreciates the client’s desire to conserve legal resources and expend those resources as necessary to achieve the ultimate strategic goal.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1997
Law School: University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1997
Law School Honors/Involvement:
Cum laude; Order of the Coif; note and comment editor, University of Toledo Law Review
Undergraduate School: University of Toledo, 1993
Published Legal Writing:
Author, American Bar Association, the Young Lawyer, May 2012: "Mentor Match Program is a Win-Win for Legal Community"
Monthly President’s Page in the OCBA magazine Laches, August 2010-June 2011; also published in the Oakland County Legal News: "CBA Update"
Michigan Air & Waste Management Association, "Mold – Inspections, Liability and Insurance Issues," May 16, 2002
Author, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association White Paper Series, "Making the Case Against the Resident — the Resident Standard of Care in Michigan," July 2004
Author, "Mold Grows in Michigan," Negligence Law Section Quarterly, Spring 2001
Author, "Mold Creates New Cause of Action: Failure to Diagnose Sick Homes," MTLA Quarterly, Winter 2001
Speaker, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education: "Serve on a Non-Profit Board," Nov. 21, 2017
Faculty, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education: "Depositions Skills Workshop," May 19, 2014
Panelist, National Conference of Bar Presidents, ABA Mid-Year Meeting, Feb. 7, 2014: "Win-Win: Matching Unmet Legal Needs with Available Legal Talent."
Panelist, State Bar of Michigan Bar Leadership Forum, June 2012: "Running an Effective Meeting"
Faculty, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education: "Depositions Skills Workshop," May 6-8, 2012
Speaker, "American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), Novi Oaks Chapter (March 9, 2011): "Lessons Learned Competing in a Male Dominated Profession"
Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C., represents business entities of all sizes in a variety of complex commercial litigation issues, providing the sound and reasoned counsel clients seek from an experienced legal professional.
When it comes to navigating complex legal matters, it is important to rely on the judgment and expertise that can only be provided by experienced trial attorneys with a proven track record of successful outcomes. By offering the responsiveness, efficiency, flexibility and personal attention expected from a boutique law firm, we are able to give our clients the personal attention that each matter deserves, all with the experience and resources of a large firm.