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At Weitz & Luxenberg, it is inspiring to be surrounded by individuals who believe so deeply in the work that we do, and who fight so passionately for the rights of the clients that we serve.
Jenna Kristal Egner is an associate attorney in our Mesothelioma and Asbestos Litigation department. Her litigation experience includes serving as second chair on a major jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas representing a client who was diagnosed with mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. A $1.5 million settlement was reached prior to jury deliberation.
Ms. Egner came to Weitz & Luxenberg in April 2016 from the Locks Law Firm in Philadelphia where she represented plaintiffs in toxic exposure cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, product liability lawsuits, and mass tort claims. There, she served as second chair on a major jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas representing a client who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia caused by benzene exposure. A jury rendered a plaintiffs’ verdict and awarded $824,000.
With an undergraduate degree in public policy from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Ms. Egner moved to Washington, D.C. in 2010 to join the office of U.S. Senator Jon Tester. Working with Senator Tester’s constituents, Ms. Egner became engaged in the complex interplay between the legislative and legal processes. This inspired her to pursue a legal career that would join her passion for the law and public policy.
Ms. Egner is a 2014 graduate of The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. During her time in law school, Ms. Egner was a summer associate for the law firm Motley Rice where her work focused on mesothelioma and asbestos litigation. After several years in the nation’s capital, Ms. Egner returned to her hometown of Philadelphia to further her commitment to client advocacy and fighting for the underdog.
Ms. Egner is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Outside of work, Ms. Egner enjoys traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland to visit her in-laws, hiking with her beloved dog, Darla, and exploring her neighborhood in South Philadelphia.
Jenna Kristal Egner will be happy to review your case.