Jennifer A. Cormier is a partner in WFBM's San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on environmental litigation with an emphasis on the defense of asbestos defendants. Throughout her career, she has successfully represented manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in multiple-party litigation involving exposure to a variety of toxins. In fact, a significant part of Jennifer's practice is devoted to the strategic negotiation of settlements for a number of the firm's clients in the areas of asbestos and toxic torts. Over the last eleven years, she has successfully negotiated over a thousand favorable resolutions for our clients. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer served as Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice where she specialized in consumer fraud.

Law School achievements: Flory Trial Competition Semifinalist (1992)

Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jennifer now resides just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley, California. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave and their two young daughters, as well as her dog, Jim. Jennifer loves to volunteer at her daughters' schools and explore the world again through their eyes. The family loves to spend time in Lake Tahoe where they enjoy skiing, hiking and swimming. Recently, Jennifer was named to the Board of Directors for the League to Save Lake Tahoe.

Recent Presentations, Conferences & Speaking Engagements

"Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference: Striking the Gavel: A Judicial Roundtable on the Coordination of Asbestos Litigation" (Panel Moderator), Beverly Hills, CA (2014)

"HarrisMartin California Asbestos Litigation Conference Panel: Making the Most of Settlement Conferences – Tips and Requests from the Court", Los Angeles (2012)

"The Art of the Tender", Philadelphia, PA (2012)

"Getting the Most Out of Your Negotiations", Warren, NJ (October 2011); New York, NY (September 2011); Hartford, CT (June 2011); Stevens Point, WI (2011)

"Asbestos Litigation Panel" (Panel Member), Warren, NJ (2011)

"HB Asbestos Litigation West Coast Crash Course & Webcast: Best Practices in the Brave New World of MMSEA "How to Comply Ethically" (2010)

"Recent Developments in California Asbestos and Toxic Tort Litigation", Dover, NH, Morristown, NJ, Simsbury, CT (July 2010); Hartford, CT, Philadelphia, PA (2010)

Contact Information
Email: jcormier@wfbm.com
T: 415.781.7072
F: 415.391.6258
Education
University of Delaware
(B.S., cum laude, 1990)

Louisiana State University,
Paul M. Herbert Law Center
(J.D. 1993)
Memberships
State Bar of California

Pennsylvania State Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association
Admissions
California (1995)

Pennsylvania (1994)

Louisiana (1993)

U. S. Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

United States District Court,
Northern District of California
Areas of Practice
Asbestos Litigation

Environmental Law

Toxic Tort Litigation