Jennifer Smith Tressler LLP

Smith, Jennifer L. Senior Counsel

Smith, Jennifer L. Senior Counsel

Practice Focus

Jennifer L. Smith is senior counsel in the Litigation Practice Group at Tressler LLP. She defends clients in the areas of personal injury, transportation, property damage, contractual disputes and aviation accident litigation, including airline carrier and product liability. She also represents corporations in toxic tort matters, including asbestos and multidistrict (MDL) environmental contamination litigation. Jenny has successfully litigated cases in several federal and appellate courts as well as in counties throughout Illinois and Michigan. She handles all facets of litigation, from inception through trial, relying upon her vast courtroom, deposition, motion practice, discovery and appellate experience. Jenny has had many successful dispositive motions in both state and federal courts. She has also had many favorable outcomes through alternative dispute resolution, having represented clients in settlement conferences and mediations. 

Professional Background

Jenny was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2009-2010 and 2012-2018 and as an “Emerging Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers in 2015 , 2016 and 2019. 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member

Recent Articles and Blogs

"It’s Not False Imprisonment if Plaintiff Refuses to Leave," Specialty Lines Advisory, October 3, 2017


Representative Experience

Glickman v. Teglia, 388 Ill.App.3d 141 (1st Dist., 2009).

Behrooz Moradi v. National Wrecking Co., et. al., 389 Ill. App.3d 1144 (1st Dist., 2009). 

North River Ins. Co. v. Marietta Drapery & Window Coverings Co., Inc., 2008 WL 2959930 (S.D.Ill. 2008).