With just two years of practice under her belt, Jennifer Henricks has already distinguished herself as a superlative trial attorney. Recently, she tried a case with her colleague Kevin Peters and secured a $22.6 million verdict against one of the largest employers in Massachusetts, Steward Health Care Systems LLC. The case involved a cancer lab destroyed when the for-profit hospital system decided to disregard its contractual obligations. Jennifer prepared and examined key witnesses, and made compelling legal arguments that allowed the case to go to a jury plainly eager to put the lab back in business.
Within a month and half, Jennifer was back in court trying a significant personal injury case with Kevin. She did half of the direct examinations, including the complicated examination of an expert accident reconstructionist. The jury returned a substantial verdict in favor of Gesmer’s client, plainly crediting Jennifer’s expert witness over the defendants’ expert whose testimony was introduced by perhaps the most seasoned trial lawyers in Massachusetts.
During her first year as a litigator, Jennifer was part of the two-attorney trial team that successfully defended an international cyber security firm. While in law school, Jennifer played a key role in representing Victor Rosario in his quest for exoneration for arson and murder convictions stemming from a 1982 Lowell, Massachusetts fire that killed eight people. Rosario spent 32 years in prison before winning his release and the right to a new trial thanks to the efforts of Jennifer, the Innocence Project, and other dedicated BC Law Students.
In a time when jury trials are becoming increasingly rare, two major jury trials in her first two years of practice distinguishes Jennifer. She is on the path to becoming one of the finest trial attorneys in the city and is always eager for the next case. Jennifer is a 2011 graduate of Elon University, magna cum laude, and a 2015 graduate from Boston College Law School, magna cum laude.