Jennifer Harrison is a Partner in our Memphis office and is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Her experience as a former cardiovascular ICU nurse and occupational health nurse is invaluable in her defense of healthcare practitioners, which she has done for more than 15 years. Jennifer enjoys integrating medicine and law and utilizing her combined experiences to be a staunch and zealous advocate for her clients. In 2014, Jennifer obtained a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.
Jennifer has several published appellate decisions and numerous summary judgment awards. She enjoys teaching lawyers and legal staff about medical terminology, medical record review and organization, medical research, etc. She has presented informative seminars to physicians, nurses, risk managers, etc. In addition, Jennifer has also served as a mentor to several law students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, boating, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and miniature Schnauzer (Sugar).
Jennifer has approximately 15 years of experience in protecting health care providers and facilities. She works closely with risk management, administration, and staff on many issues, including: quality improvement, risk management, conservatorship, power of attorney (health care), peer review matters, root cause analysis, documenting, vicarious liability issues, credentialing, policies and procedures, and EMTALA. She has served as defense counsel for hospitals and acute care clinics in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
In her pro-active protection of individual healthcare providers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, Jennifer works closely with clients, experts, etc. to achieve the best strategies, defenses, and outcomes. She researches the practice of medicine, procedures, medications, etc. as relates to allegations against numerous medical and nursing specialists. She has successfully tried cases for providers who practice pursuant to boards of medicine and nursing.
Jennifer is also experienced in mediating cases in various stages of the litigation process, as well as pre-suit mediations. She performs a prompt and thorough investigation, conducts all necessary research, secures and reviews pertinent medical documents, obtains expert opinions, considers potential dispositive motion success, and provides candid feedback to clients and carriers. She has had great success in mediating professional negligence cases (in suit and prior to suit) to resolution.
- Medical Terminology and How to Review a Medical Record
Memphis Bar Association Seminar
- Medical Terminology and Deciphering a Medical Record
The Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance
- Bitter Pill: Vulnerabilities in Health Care Related to Opioids
Participated in 3-person panel presentation. ASHRM National Conference 2018 (Nashville, TN)
- Happiness and the Practice of Law
Memphis Lawyer magazine