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Jennifer S. Jackman
1800 M Street, NW
Suite 450N
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.659.6794
Fax: 202.327.6144

Jennifer S. Jackman, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and experienced member of the Business Litigation section in the D.C. office, represents large and small businesses, nonprofit associations, employers, community associations, and individuals in matters involving discrimination, business torts, products liability, professional liability, general negligence, and breach of contracts. Additionally, Ms. Jackman represents local county agencies and has experience defending grievances and matters before the Merit System Protection Board.

Ms. Jackman is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Newcomers of Great Falls. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Labor & Employment Advice and Administrative and Court Litigation

  • Representation of large and small businesses, nonprofit associations, employers, community associations, and individuals in matters involving discrimination, business torts, products liability, professional liability, general negligence, and breach of contracts
  • Representation of employers and landlords in discrimination actions 
  • Counseling to employers regarding policies, handbooks, separation and hiring issues
  • Employer and staff training on harassment policies 
  • Investigation of employee claims of discrimination including gender, race, disability, age, ethnicity, and hostile work environment claims
  • Preparation of severance agreements and counseling as to termination issues 
  • Counseling of clients on compliance with applicable laws, avoiding costly litigation, and, when necessary, defending against individual and/or governmental challenges to employment policies and procedures

Business Litigation

  • Representation of multiple insurers in the areas of law including personal injury and professional liability
  • Representation of insurance companies in bad faith claims Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Significant training in mediation

Community Associations Advice and Litigation

  • Representation of condominium and homeowner associations
  • Review and revision of governing documents for community associations 
  • Representation of community associations in developer warranty claims 
  • Defense of community associations as to environmental claims including smoke and mold 
  • General community association counseling 
  • Representation of commercial and residential condominiums 
  • Representation of associations before the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities 
  • Representation of associations in prosecuting architectural violations and seeking other injunctive and declaratory relief and monetary damages 
  • Representation of associations in enforcement of obligations under Declarations, Bylaws, and Shared Maintenance and Services Agreements 
  • Representation of businesses and community associations in arbitration before the American Arbitration Association


  • Judicial Clerkship for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (1998-1999)


  • Named "Benchmark Labor & Employment Star" by Benchmark Litigation: Labor & Employment Guide, 2019
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018 - present
  • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star," 2013 - present
  • Recipient of the WMCCAI Rising Star Award (2010)

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter: “Lessons Learned from Hollywood”, Frederick County Society for Human Resources (FCSHRM) Annual Conference (May 2018)
  • Presenter: Montgomery County Employment Laws Updates & Information - Women in the Workplace, Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission (May 2018)
  • Author: "The Shifting Landscape of Workplace Harassment Cases," Associations Now Plus e-newsletter (October 2014)
  • Lecturer at the 2008 ACCET Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX (FMLA and ADA Seminar)
  • Co-Author and Lecturer of Essential Litigation Skills for Washington, D.C. Paralegals, Institute of Paralegal Education (2002).

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member: Virginia State Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member:  WMCCAI (Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Associations Institute)
  • Co-Chair of the WMCCAI Annual Dinner Committee
  • Panel Chair: Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities
  • Board Member of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (“SEEC")  Board of Directors (2008-2010)
  • President of the SEEC PTO (2009-2010)
  • Vice-President of the SEEC PTO (2008-2009)
  • Member: Peer Review Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission (2006-2008)
  • "Lawyer Power Couples," Legal Bisnow Newsletter, February 14, 2014


  • George Washington University School of Law (LL.M. 2000)
  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1998) cum laude
  • University of Delaware (B.A. 1995)