Jennifer N. Brown

Jennifer is a native of Northwest Ohio. She graduated Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1996. After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked two years at a local counseling agency as a mental health social worker for chronically mental ill patients, networking these individuals with community resources and providing supportive services to prevent in-patient hospitalizations.

She continued her education at The University of Toledo, College of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2001. She began her career at the firm in March of 1999 as a law clerk. After she passed the bar in November of 2001, she joined the firm as an associate attorney. In July of 2007, she became a partner with the firm.

Jennifer was born in Hicksville, Ohio. She was admitted to the Ohio bar in 2001. She resides in Defiance, Ohio with her husband Jay and their sons Phillip, Cameron, and Kaiden. Together, Jennifer and Jay enjoy involvement in the community through the fostering of children in their home, participation in church events, serving on boards, and public service opportunities, such as mission trips. They love the outdoors where you will find them at playgrounds, baseball games, and fishing.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio Supreme Court (2001-Present)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit (2007-Present)


  • Juris Doctor, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
  • J.D. Cum Laude (2001)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bowling Green State University
  • Cum Laude (1996)

Professional Involvement

Speaker/Lecturer for:

  • Social Security Disability Presentation, Jennifer N. Brown
  • We The Jury – Mock Trial Presentation for High School Students
  • Public Clinics for Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Wills

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, District 3 Community Service (2013)
  • Ohio State Bar Association Leadership (2011)
  • Ohio Rising Star award from Super Lawyers magazine (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Association for Justice (2009)
  • Certificate of Commendation from Secretary of State for voter protection (2010)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Legal Services of Northwestern Ohio Pro Bono Volunteer (2001-Present)
  • The Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellow (OSBF)
  • Ohio State Bar Association Insurance and Negligence Committees
  • Ohio State Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Ohio Association for Justice Trustee (2008-2011; 2015-2018)
  • Volunteer for Inspired Ink mission trips to Tijuana, Mexico (2006, 2007, 2009)
  • Member, St. Michael’s Catholic Church
  • Defiance Red Cross Board Chair (former)
  • Licensed Foster/Adoptive Parent (2012-Present)