JENIFER M. PLACZEK | PARTNER

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Location: Springfield, Missouri
Phone:417-883-4000
Fax: 417-887-1503
Email: E-mail Me

Jenifer Placzek was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997 with a degree in journalism. In 2001, she graduated from Boston College Law School. She practiced at a large law firm in Los Angeles after graduating from law school. In 2005, she moved back to Springfield to practice law with her father and partner, Mathew W. Placzek. Jenifer is a trial attorney who represents individuals and families in personal injury, wrongful death, vaccine and whistleblower cases.


Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
  • Bad Faith Insurance

Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
  • California (2001)
  • Missouri (2005)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2001)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2003)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (2005)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (2008)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2012)

Education
  • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts
    • J.D. (2001)
    • Law Review: Environmental Affairs Law Review--Articles Editor and Staff Writer (1999 – 2001)
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri
    • B.J. magna cum laude (1997)
Published Works
  • Chapter 7--Statements, Sources of Proof, The Missouri Bar, Fifth Edition (2014)
  • Chapter 3--Pain and Suffering, Missouri Damages, The Missouri Bar, Third Edition (2012)
  • Chapter 5--Loss of Earning Capacity, Missouri Damages, The Missouri Bar, Third Edition (2012)
  • Chapter 3--Pain and Suffering, Missouri Damages, The Missouri Bar, Second Edition (2005)
  • Chapter 5--Loss of Earning Capacity, Missouri Damages, The Missouri Bar, Second Edition (2005)

Honors and Awards
  • Missouri Lawyers Media-2nd largest settlement award for $34 million settlement (2018)
  • President's Volunteer Service Award, Silver, for service as victim advocate at The Victim Center (2018)
  • Super Lawyers Missouri and Kansas for Plaintiff Personal Injury (2015–Present); Rising Star (2014)
  • Missouri Bar-Pro Bono Publico Award (2015)
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association--Equal Access to Justice Award (2015)
  • Women’s Justice Awards--Litigation Practitioner (2013)
  • Jessup International Moot Court, Harvard Law School’s Northeast Regional Competition--First Place Oralist and Honorable Mention Brief (2001)
  • Boston College Law School, Wendall F. Grimes Moot Court Competition, Best Brief Runner-Up (2000)

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys--Vice President (2020-2021); Executive Committee (2014-Present); Board of Governors (2005-Present); Continuing Legal Education Committee Chair (2012-2014)
  • Supreme Court of Missouri-Commission of Racial and Ethnic Fairness, Practice of Law Subcommittee--Co-Chair (2018-Present); Member (2015-Present)
  • Missouri Commission on Human Rights--Commissioner, 7th District (2011-Present)
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association--Board of Directors (2018-Present); Member (2005-Present)
  • Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Pro Bono Panel Attorney Member (2012-Present)
  • American Association of Justice--Member (2005–Present)
  • American Bar Foundation--Fellow (2014-Present)
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund--Member (2017-Present)
Past Employment Positions
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal--Associate Attorney (2001 – 2005)
 

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