Elkins, P.L.C.


Jennifer M. Lawrence

Jennifer M. Lawrence

Of Counsel


Jennifer Lawrence practices primarily in the areas of life, health, and disability insurance defense litigation. She has represented insurers, reinsurers, third party administrators, employers and insurance agents. She serves clients as trial and appellate counsel in cases involving claims for employee benefits under employer sponsored benefit plans, including plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). She also litigates, in Louisiana state and federal courts, cases which involve issues regarding conflicting claims to insurance benefits (interpleaders and state court concursus actions); the interpretation of insurance and annuity contracts; agent and/or broker misrepresentations; material misrepresentations and rescission of contracts; subrogation and over payment claims; managed care; and market conduct.

Jennifer joined Elkins, PLC in 2010.

Areas of Focus



Newcomb College of Tulane University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1992)
Tulane University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995)

Courts Admitted

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
Louisiana State Courts Chitimacha Tribal Courts, State of Louisiana


Louisiana State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (Member, Life, Health and Disability Committee)


Contributor and Fifth Circuit Editor for all editions of ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits Brooks Magratten, ed. (ABA)
Contributor, Misrepresentation in the Life, Health and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, Joseph Hamilton, ed. (ABA 2009) Speaker, “Life Insurance Update,” DRI Life, Health and Disability Seminar, 2006
Panel Member and Speaker, “Recent Cases of Interest,” DRI National Meeting, Life, Health and Disability Committee Meeting, 2007


Phi Beta Kappa
Order of the Coif
Moot Court Board

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