Jennifer Coatsworth has litigated hundreds of motor vehicle, dealer fraud and lemon law cases from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives including claims for breach of contract, fraud, violations of the Unfair Trade Practices Act, the Magnuson Moss Warranty Improvement Act, the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lemon Laws, the New Vehicle Damage Disclosure Act and the Automotive Industry Trade Practices Act, driver privacy protection issues, odometer alteration and Truth in Lending matters.
She also focuses her practice on the defense of professionals, including real estate agents, home inspectors, accountants and physicians. Most commonly, the types of claims she handles relate to allegations of breach of contract and fraud or nondisclosure under the Real Estate Sellers Disclosure Act, the Real Estate Licensing Act and the Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Additionally, Jen has handled a number of fraternity hazing and general liability cases and she has extensive experience with premises liability, product liability, employment and construction matters. She has been called upon to conduct risk management seminars for her clients and to speak at various CLEs in her areas of expertise
Jen’s professional activities extend beyond the court room and she is very active in the legal community. She was recently re-elected to a second term as Secretary for the Philadelphia Bar Association following a three-year term as Assistant Secretary, a one-year term as the Parliamentarian of the Board of Governors which followed a three year elected term. Before that Jen was active in the Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division, serving as Secretary and Vice Chair. Additionally, Jen serves as the Immediate Past Chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society. Also in the Philadelphia Legal Community, Jen is a member of the Executive Council of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, and chairs the Judicial Relations subcommittee. She is also active with the Pennsylvania Bar Association where she serves as the Zone One Governor and as a member of the Judicial Evaluation Commission. Jen is also Co-Vice Chair of the Women in the Profession Committee and Immediate Past Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the State Bar.