Jeanmarie Whalen

Attorney

(561) 226-1270

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Biography

Jeanmarie Whalen is an experienced civil trial lawyer and a leader in trucking litigation and rideshare and Uber/Lyft accidents. She has first-chaired many complex trials and obtained over 35 multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for her clients. She is the Past Chair of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group and was the second woman in the history of the organization to lead this prestigious group of attorneys who handle complex and catastrophic cases arising from trucking accidents.

Ms. Whalen has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available from the nation’s oldest guide to the legal profession, for her legal ability and ethical standards. She is also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Justice Barbara Pariente Award, which recognizes innovative women in law who demonstrate a commitment to promoting women in the legal community.

In addition to her successful law practice and positions in numerous legal organizations, Ms. Whalen also demonstrates her leadership in educational spaces. She is a frequent lecturer who shares her knowledge and expertise with trial lawyers throughout the country and has also been active in establishing a number of seminars and popular legal education programs designed specifically for women lawyers.

Jeanmarie has also authored numerous articles in national and international legal publications. Ms. Whalen’s other professional associations include the Palm Beach County Justice Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and the National Association of Female Executives.

Assistants

Liz Lopez

Paralegal

(561) 226-1273

Leigh Taylor

Case Manager

(561) 226-1272

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Mobile Software Product Liability Litigation
  • Rideshare Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Mass Torts
  • Premises Liability

Education

  • The Catholic University of America, B.A.
  • Whittier College School of Law, J.D.

Memberships

  • American Association for Justice:
    • Board of Governors (2011-Present)
    • Chair, Trucking Litigation Group (2019-2020)
    • Co-Chair, Election Committee (2016-Present)
    • Executive Board, Trucking Litigation Group (2013-Present)
    • Executive Board, Rideshare Litigation Group (2022-Present)
    • Member, Public Affairs Committee (2017-Present)
    • Member, Robert L. Habush Endowment Board of Directors (2023-Present)
  • Stalwart Member Florida Bar:
    • Chair, Grievance Committee
  • 15th Judicial Circuit Florida Justice Association:
    • Board of Governors (2011-Present)
    • EAGLE Member
    • Founding Co-Chair, Women’s Caucus (1996-1997)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Statewide):
    • President (1999-2000)
    • Board of Directors (1996-2000)
  • Mattie Belle Davis Society Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Palm Beach County Chapter):
    • President (1996-1998)
    • Board of Directors (1994-1998)
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Florida Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Connecticut Bar

AWARDS & rECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2024)
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2019-2024)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2016-2024)
  • South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyer” (2012-2024)
  • Palm Beach Illustrated “Top Lawyer” (2018-2024)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Trucking Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association Distinguished Fellow
  • Florida Justice Association “Compassionate Gladiatrix” Award (2021)
  • American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award (2020)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers Leaders in the Law Award (2020)
  • Florida Justice Association EAGLE Legend Award (2019)
  • Florida Justice Association Cornerstone Award (2019)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers Justice Barbara Pariente Award (2017)
  • Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents Award (1997, 1998, 2000)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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