Jenifer N. Smith

Associate Philadelphia
jenifer.smith dbr.com
Phone: (215) 988-3397
Fax: (215) 988-2757

About

Jenifer N. Smith represents and counsels numerous national insurance companies concerning structured settlements and annuities. She represents her clients in litigation involving complex issues related to structured settlements and annuities throughout the country. Jenifer joined the firm in September 2003 after serving as law clerk to the Hon. E. David Millard, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Experience

Jenifer’s experience includes the representation of annuity owners and issuers in a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Disputes and litigation relating to annuities
  • Attempted assignments of annuity payment rights
  • Third-party garnishments
  • Interpleader claims
  • Beneficiary disputes
  • Tax issues
  • Estate issues
  • Commutations; workers’ compensation issues
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Child support issues
  • Special needs trusts and Medicare set-asides
  • Overpayment recovery

Jenifer also advises insurers on payment obligations and liability issues arising out of the administration of annuities and litigates these matters on their behalf throughout the country.

Jenifer has assisted in the development of and currently manages a commutation program for a large national insurance company. She has appeared and successfully litigated matters in state and federal courts in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • American University, B.A., 1998

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Jenifer's Areas of Focus