Jennifer, a litigation attorney, appreciates that a day in court can be an intimidating and stressful experience for you. That’s why she makes it a point to take you by the hand and guide you through the process with an understanding and gentle manner. Jennifer’s relationship with her clients goes beyond just straight legal representation – she also keeps in mind your emotional and privacy concerns.
As a member of the Czepiga Daly Pope and Perri litigation team, Jennifer is skilled in defending, prosecuting, and negotiating in the areas of fiduciary litigation, probate litigation, conservatorships, nursing home collections, elder financial exploitation, settlement agreements, and contractual disputes.
Before joining us, Jennifer worked at a firm where she took and defended depositions, researched, drafted, and argued motions and prepared cases for trial (including first chair trial experience).
On the personal side, Jennifer was born in Hungary, moved to Texas, and we are grateful she ended up here in New England. Jennifer’s Hungarian roots run deep and she speaks the language fluently. Outside the office and court room, she is an avid traveler, delights in culinary adventure and enjoys life with her husband and two huskies.Notable Recent Court Decisions
- Jenny successfully overcame the statutory presumption regarding the ownership of a purported joint account; and obtained a court order ordering that the funds be shared equally amongst the estate’s beneficiaries.
- Jenny successfully negotiated a contracts dispute with an insurance company, resulting in payment to clients without court intervention.
- Representing the Trustee, Jenny successfully dismissed a Superior Court action seeking to invalidate a Trust at the initial stages of litigation.
- Jenny successfully defended against a Motion to Dismiss representing the Beneficiary of a Trust in Superior Court after the court rejected the Trustees' argument and concluded that the beneficiary had sufficient interest to challenge the Trustees.
- Texas Tech University School of Law - summa cum laude
- McDaniel College, Budapest - magna cum laude
- Connecticut Bar Association - Elder Law Section
- Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal – Former Articles Editor
- Fiduciary & Trustee Litigation
- Will contests
- Probate and Superior court litigation
- Elder financial exploitation
- Nursing facility collection
- Are Fiduciaries Getting the Boot?, Connecticut Lawyer, (2019)
- The Vallierie Decision: The Probate Court Order Survives DSS' Attack, NAELA Practice Update
- What You Should Know About Will Contests and Mental Capacity
- When Life Insurance Proceeds Go to the Wrong Person
- ADRs - A Way to Keep Things Private in Probate Litigation
- Joint Bank Accounts—Who Gets the Funds After the Co-owner Passes Away?
- 9 Ways Connecticut Protects Against Conservator Abuse