Jenna's practice experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation in both the federal and state courts and before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She advises clients and litigates cases involving all forms of commercial disputes, including contract breaches, business disputes, fraud, and securities litigation. Her practice also involves various forms of trusts and estates litigation, including will caveats, trust modification, and fiduciary duty litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Jenna practiced in Atlanta, Georgia, and from 1995 to 1996 served as law clerk to the Honorable Malcolm J. Howard, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
I am the fourth generation of lawyers in my family. My great grandfather started the Fruechtenicht Law Office in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1904 and my grandfather and father followed in his footsteps. I highly admired both my grandfather and father and grew up watching them practice their profession with intelligence, diligence, and compassion. I worked with my father the summer before my senior year of college and saw how many people he helped on a daily basis. He also let me go to the courthouse and sit in on trials and hearings, which I thoroughly enjoyed. That summer led me to apply to law school and to pursue the practice in which I am now engaged.
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