JENNIFER MERRINGER VEAL

 

Jennifer joined the firm in April 2015 and became a partner in 2017. Her previous practice included a significant amount of hospital work where she developed an intimate understanding of multiple electronic medical record systems and their role in discovery. Having assisted her anesthesiologist husband through the rigors of medical training, she personally appreciates the challenges healthcare providers face. A skilled writer and strong advocate, Jennifer has already successfully assisted in several medical malpractice trials. Jennifer also secured a six figure judgment for a health care system against a major county for reimbursement of medical costs incurred by an inmate/detainee.

EDUCATION:

University of Nebraska School of Law (J.D., with distinction), Nebraska Law Review, Member and Executive Editor; University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, (B.A., magna cum laude)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Admitted to Bar Washington State; Admitted to Western District of Washington, United States District Court; Washington Defense Trial Lawyer (WDTL); Member, American Health Lawyers Association; Washington Health Care Risk Management (WHCRMS)

PRESENTATIONS:

Litigation Update, WHCRMS, 2015; Anatomy of a Med/Mal Lawsuit,
Resident Lecture, 2011, 2012, 2013; Lost Chance Update, 2009, 2014

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

FISH Food Banks of Pierce County, Vice President