Jennifer B. Barr

Partner

Phone: 609-572-7410

Fax: 609-572-7411

Email: jbarr@cooperlevenson.com

Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Experience

Jennifer is a partner in the firm, serving in our Appeals & Research practice group. She brings over twenty years of experience in civil and criminal appeals. Jennifer came to Cooper Levenson in 2017. Before then, she was a solo practitioner in the areas of civil appeals, criminal appeals, post-conviction relief appeals, and termination of parents rights appeals. She also represented clients in small business matters, defense litigation, and personal injury matters. Jennifer was an Adjunct Professor at Stockton University, where she taught Argument and Persuasion in the Social Sciences. 

After law school, Jennifer served as a Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Steven Z. Kleiner in the N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Education and Credentials

Jennifer graduated from Rutgers Law School – Newark and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jennifer is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District Court of New Jersey. Jennifer is licensed to practice in New Jersey.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Jennifer has been named to the Board of Trustees for the Bay Atlantic Symphony and serves as Vice President. She is a mentor for the Stockton University Women’s Leadership Counsel. In the Margate Community Church, Jennifer serves as Moderator and is on both the Pulpit Committee and the Music Committee.

Cases

While working at Cooper Levenson, Jennifer authored many appellate and trial briefs involving a wide range of issues, including briefs in the following cases:

New Jersey Supreme Court

East Bay Drywall v. Dep’t of Labor, 467 N.J. Super. 131 (App. Div. 2021), certif. granted, authored brief in a matter to the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing a small business regarding the classification of subcontractors.  This matter will be argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in March 2022.

Haviland v. Lourdes Medical Center, 466 N.J. Super. 126 (App. Div. 2021), certif. granted, appeared for oral argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court on the novel issue concerning whether an affidavit of merit is required for a complaint alleging a direct claim against a non-licensed technician and a vicarious liability claim against the medical facility.

Witte v. Avinion, N.J. Manufacturers Ins. Co., Doc. A-0501-20 (App. Div. Nov. 15, 2021), certif. pending, authored brief in an insurance coverage matter, addressing whether the policy declaration page establishes a reasonable understanding of coverage.

Allen v. Cape May County, 246 N.J. 275 (2021), authored brief and appeared for oral argument in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court, representing an employer alleged to have violated the Conscientious Employee Protection Act.

Bank of NY Mellon v. Corradetti, 245 N.J. 136 (2021), authored brief in a matter before the New Jersey Supreme Court, representing homeowners in a foreclosure matter.

McKelvey v. Pierce, 173 N.J. 26 (2002), authored brief in a matter before the New Jersey Supreme Court, representing a seminarian who withdrew from his studies resulting from sexual harassment.

New Jersey Appellate Division

Patel v. H.J.S. Funding, A-2697-20, authored brief in a business dissolution matter, oral argument forthcoming.

G&I Properties v. Borough of Wildwood Crest Planning Board, A-1894-20, authored brief in a land use appeal, oral argument forthcoming.

McVey v. AtlantiCare, A-737-20, authored brief in an employee termination matter where employee was terminated for racist comments posted on a social media account, oral argument forthcoming.

In re Adoption of a Child, A-3562-20 (App. Div. Mar. 11, 2022), authored brief in an adoption appeal.

Schweizer v. Middle Township Board of Ed., A-0139-20 (App. Div. Mar. 7, 2022), authored brief in an administrative appeal for attorney’s fees for an employee disciplinary matter.

Township of Upper v. Whippoorwill, A-3103-20 (App. Div. Dec. 1, 2021), authored brief in an interlocutory appeal for trespass upon municipal land, which matter settled.

New York Mortg. Trust v. Deely, 466 N.J. Super. 387 (App. Div. 2021), authored brief in a matter submitted to the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing a bank whose mortgage was equitably subrogated to first lien position.  This published opinion adopted the Restatement and established precedent for lien priority.

McKiski v. Harrah’s, A-2153-19 (App. Div. Sep. 27, 2021), authored brief and appeared for oral argument before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing a casino in a personal injury matter.

Davis v. DGMB Casino, A-2627-19 (App. Div. May 25, 2021), authored brief in a matter before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing casino in a personal injury matter.

Schwartz v. Menas, A-4292-18 (App. Div. Nov. 6, 2020), authored brief in a matter before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing attorney in a legal malpractice matter involving a commercial real estate transaction and the new business rule.

Fox v. DGMB Casino, A-3947-18T2 (App. Div. Aug. 17, 2020), authored brief in a matter before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing casino in a personal injury matter.

RDPD v. Mermelstein, A-2655-18 (App. Div. Jun. 30, 2020), authored brief and appeared for oral argument before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing an LLC in a commercial real estate dispute.

Lambert v. Borough of Beach Haven, A-555-19 (App. Div. May 20, 2020), authored brief in a matter before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing developer in a Zoning Board appeal.

Cornine v. Puccia, A-3941-17 (App. Div. Jan. 14, 2020), authored brief in a matter before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing casino in a negligent security matter.

Cook v. Bally’s Park Place, A-4855-13 (App. Div. Dec. 3, 2019), appeared for oral argument before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing a casino in a wrongful termination matter.

Bank of NY Mellon v. Kingsbury, A-0249-16 (App. Div. Jul. 13, 2018), authored reply brief in a matter before the New Jersey Appellate Division, representing a homeowner in a fraudulent mortgage dispute.

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals

Toledo v. MGM Resorts, 20-2516 (3d. Cir. Dec. 10, 2021) (personal injury)

Antonio v. Harrah’s, 847 Fed. Appx. 126 (3d Cir. 2021) (negligence)

Abramowitz v. Tropicana and Borgata, 750 Fed. Appx. 109  (3d Cir. 2018) (CEPA)

Edmondson v. Lilliston Ford Inc., 722 F. Appx 251 (3d Cir. 2018)  (fraud, arbitration award)

D’Ambrosio v. Crest Haven Nursing & Rehab. Ctr., 755 F. Appx 147 (3d Cir. 2018)  (race discrimination)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

“Appellate Practice in NJ,” Atlantic County Bar Association CLE Presentation, Nov.  23, 2021

“Appellate Procedure in NJ and the 3rd Circuit,” Cooper Levenson’s CLE Series, June 9, 2021

“Mid-Size Firms,” Widener Law Career Panel, Career Development/SBA Series, Mar. 9, 2021

“Appellate Practice in NJ,” Atlantic County Bar Association CLE Presentation, Nov. 24, 2020

“Additional COVID-19 Funds Announced,” AC Chamber Webinar, Apr. 30, 2020

“Good News for Small Business, Part II,” AC Chamber Webinar, Apr. 8, 2020

“State and Federal Stimulus for Small Business,” Farley and Ferry Webinar, Apr. 2, 2020

“Good News for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19,” AC Chamber Webinar, Apr. 1, 2020