Jennifer earned her Juris Doctorate from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998, and since that time through June of 2020 actively advocated for her clients alongside her mentor and father, Carroll H. Ingram in the areas of Catastrophic Personal Injury, Medical Negligence (for patients and for medical providers), Commercial and Business Torts, Consumer Fraud, Product Liability, National Multi-District Litigation, Eminent Domain, Wills & Estates, and Family Law. She continues to provide meaningful consultation to her clients in all of these areas of the law and in personal matters arising from or related to the legal issues for which she represents the client. Jennifer currently mediates, consults and provides educational programming for community members and attorneys.
In 2013, Jennifer completed the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, a 40-hour legal training course in problem solving and negotiation skills and has since that time continually met the standards for inclusion in the Mississippi Bar Association’s Mediator Directory. Jennifer has vast experience in the mediation process and successfully mediates contested litigation matters and various types of disputes arising among and between individuals, thereby assisting them in avoiding the time-consuming and expensive route of litigation through the Mississippi court system.
In addition to practicing law and mediating disputes, Jennifer has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi teaching law related classes to undergraduate students, and has also taught courses through the Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute, also at the University of Southern Mississippi, to Hattiesburg area adult learners. Jennifer is frequently invited as a guest lecturer and presenter at Continuing Legal Education programs and at State-wide Association meetings. She is one of three local attorneys who developed and teach a co-parenting class titled, “Communication Skills for Co-Parents” to local community members desiring to improve their relationships with their children. Jennifer’s leadership in this needed area of service has been widely recognized, and at the invitation of Supreme Court Justice Dawn Beam, Jennifer is currently serving with Mississippi’s Programs of Hope as co chair of the subcommittee on parental supports.
Jennifer is actively involved in the Mississippi Bar, and served the Mississippi Bar as President for the 2020-2021 Bar year, becoming the 5th female attorney to be elected to the Presidency. She has served as Chair of the Committees for Professional Responsibility, Ethics, and Professionalism, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar, which is one of the highest honors afforded members of the Bar. She served one term as Trustee for the Bar Foundation, and has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve a six-year term as a member of the Judicial Performance Commission beginning January 2023. Jennifer has also served in multiple leadership roles with the Mississippi Association for Justice and continues as an active member of that organization.
In addition to her Professional Association activities, Jennifer serves her local community as a member of the Advisory Board for the Children’s Center for Communication and Development, which she Chaired from approximately 2005 to June of 2022.