Jenny DeFrancisco

Biography

Jenny DeFrancisco focuses her practice on defending corporations in complex product liability and toxic tort litigation – including exposure to asbestos, talc, and various chemicals. She is involved with all phases of litigation, including drafting initial pleadings, deposing fact witnesses, preparing and arguing dispositive and discovery motions, and trial preparation.

Jenny has extensive experience in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining Hawkins Parnell & Young, Jenny spent eight years representing consumers in federal courts across the country in their cases against debt collectors and banks. She has also litigated state and federal cases involving employment law and breach of contract.

Services

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School  (J.D., 2010)
    • Public Service Award (pro bono legal work)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst  (B.A., 2007)
    • President of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association