Jennifer Ryan Lazenby

Jennifer Ryan Lazenby

PARTNER
jlazenby@wtplaw.com
TOWSON
T: 410.832.2064
F: 410.339.4022



Jen has been with the firm since law school.  She began as an insurance defense litigator and has defended scores of auto and premises liability torts in the Maryland courts for many years.  Recently, Jen's practice has evolved and she now focuses on real estate and other commercial litigation.  She represents businesses and individuals in contract disputes, zoning/development lawsuits, landlord/tenant actions, tort claims and collection matters.  In her prior career, Jen was a CPA and auditor.  Her business knowledge and experience complement her work as a business litigator.

Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - present
  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2009 - present
 

Memberships & Activities

  • Co-Section Head Real Estate Litigation
  • Co-Chair: Real Estate Industry Group
  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member: Baltimore County Bar Association 
  • Treasurer: Carroll Manor Recreation Center
  • Best Lawyers Designation

Real Estate Litigation

  • Numerous evictions and money judgments obtained for Landlords for unpaid rent and other lease defaults
  • Representation of homeowners suing or defending claims related to neighbor disputes
  • Representation of national cemetery in lawsuits, negotiations and daily crises
  • Representation of property owners, including State entities in eminent domain and condemnation proceedings before Circuit Courts throughout Maryland
  • Representing clients pursuing or defending adverse possession claims
 

Business Litigation

  • Support Corporate, Real Estate and Land Use attorneys in advising clients, strategizing contracts, preparing for litigation and litigation avoidance
  • Collection of money judgments and other debts
 

Appellate Practice

  • Appellate work, including handling of zoning and development appeals
 

Employment

  • Representation of employers in employment disputes
 

Trusts and Estate Litigation

  • Representation of family members in Estate disputes surrounding real and personal property
 

Professional Liability

  • Representation of professionals in defense of malpractice claims
 

Condemnation/Eminent Domain

  • Representation of property owners, including State entities in eminent domain and condemnation proceedings before Circuit Courts throughout Maryland

ARTICLES

Beware of Transmitting Social Security Numbers - How Maryland's New Social Security Number Privacy Act May Affect You and Your Business

Maryland’s new Social Security Number Privacy Act became effective January 1, 2006. The Act prohibits, among other things, the public posting of an individual’s Social Security number or the public display of an individual’s Social Security number. Very few employers or businesses actually contemplate posting Social Security numbers for the public to see, so at first blush the Act may not seem relevant to your company.


NEWS

57 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019, Four Named "Lawyer of the Year"

57 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site.

59 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018, Two Named "Lawyer of the Year"

59 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

In addition, two lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.


59 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Eight Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, eight lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for their particular areas of practice. 


63 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Four Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, four lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in the Baltimore region for their particular areas of practice.


Fifty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 54 of its Maryland-based attorneys are listed among the 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars” and the three partners who received special recognition -- Edward Buxbaum and Dwight Stone in the Top 100, and Mary Claire Chesshire in the Top 50 Women.


61 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Nine Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices, including the firm's new Roanoke office.

In addition, nine lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Sixty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 64 of its attorneys are listed among the 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in three states.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars”; the four partners who are listed in the Top 100 in Maryland – Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone; and the 16 who are named for the first time this year.


60 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America Five Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.).

This represents an increase of seven over last year.  The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, five lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


WTP Elevates Seven Attorneys to Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP) is delighted to announce that Robert S. Collins, Michael C. Gartner, Kevin G. Hroblak, Jennifer S. Jackman, Jennifer Ryan Lazenby, Dennis J. Shaffer, and J. Daniel Vorsteg have been made partners.