Jennifer S. Martinez

Jennifer Martinez has provided a wide range of representation throughout her fifteen years of practice.

About

Jennifer began her career representing the State of Louisiana in civil claims under the Federal False Claims Act and prosecuting healthcare providers for Medicaid fraud and abuse to the elderly and infirm.  Since entering private practice, she has represented insurers, private companies and individuals in many different areas of law including construction, contract, bad faith, fraud, labor and employment, premises liability, and unfair trade practice disputes.  Jennifer has State and Federal trial experience, as well as experience in administrative proceedings.

 

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law

  • Contract Disputes

  • Bad Faith

 

Notable Representations

  • Successfully co-counseled a joint venture and its employees to settlement in a Louisiana unfair trade practices case arising out of the unlawful removal of a subcontractor on an Army Corps of Engineers levee project.

  • Obtained a substantial settlement for a subcontractor on a bond claim arising from the general contractor’s refusal to remit any payment for a completed project, claiming that the subcontractor was solely responsible for all liquidated damages.

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2004

    • Honor Board, Member

  • University of New Orleans, B.A. English, 2000

Experience

  • Willis & Buckley, APC

  • Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith

  • Louisiana Department of Justice, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Committee and Academic Involvement

  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Hearing Committee, Attorney Member/Chair

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Practice Assistance and Improvement, Member

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Client Assistance Fund, Member

  • Eastern District of Louisiana Civil Pro Bono Counsel Panel, Participant

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Career Service, Mock Interview Program

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Skills Course Instructor, Summer 2019, Pre-Trial Litigation

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