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Jennifer joined Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, in 2015 after devoting more than a decade of her legal career to the defense of medical professionals and institutions. Jennifer’s experience defending malpractice claims affords her a unique perspective on how to effectively represent catastrophically injured individuals.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has litigated a variety of matters in state and federal court. She is also an experienced appellate advocate.

Jennifer is a frequent Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) contributor, where she has authored and edited numerous publications involving torts and health care malpractice. She also serves as the medical malpractice co-chair of the Michigan Association for Justice’s Amicus Committee.

Jennifer has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in the field of medical malpractice, among other professional honors.

Jennifer A. Engelhardt

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Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Appellate Law
  • Nursing Home Malpractice


Wayne State University Law School,, Detroit, Michigan

  • Juris Doctorate – 2002
  • Honors: Walter Nussbaum Award

University of Michigan Residential College, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Bachelor of Arts – 1995

Bar Admissions


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan


Michigan Bar Journal (June 2022)

Daubert Challenges to expert testimony:  Legal Overview and Best Practices

Michigan Bar Journal (April 2022)

Danger Ahead:  Pitfalls and Landmines in Medical Malpractice Expert Witness Requirements

Institute of Continuing Legal Education (March 2020)

Initial Disclosure Timeline – A Practical Tool for Litigators

Institute of Continuing Legal Education Practice Forms:

Medical Malpractice Complaint

Medical Malpractice Affidavit of Merit

Sample Initial Disclosures (Plaintiff)

Medical Malpractice Notice of Intent

Interrogatories to Defendant Doctor (Medical Malpractice)

Affidavit of Meritorious Defense (Medical Malpractice Action)

Plaintiff’s Calendaring Worksheet for Medical Malpractice Claim

Sample Interrogatories to Defendant Hospital (Obstetrical Medical Malpractice)

Affidavit of Noninvolvement (Medical Malpractice Action)

Interrogatories to Defendant Doctor’s Professional Corporation (Medical     Malpractice)

Noneconomic and Economic Damages Worksheet

Defendant’s Calendaring Worksheet for Medical Malpractice Claim

Nursing Home Malpractice and Negligence Complaint

Petition for Taking Deposition Before Action

Institute of Continuing Legal Education

How To Kit:  File a Complaint for Wrongful Death (Feb 2023)

Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Michigan Causes of Action Formbook, Second Edition (Book)

Chapter 8: Professional Malpractice Actions

Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Torts:  Michigan Law and Practice, Third Edition (Book)

Editor and Author of the following Chapters:

Chapter 7:  Medical Malpractice

Chapter 18:  Wrongful Death

Chapter 19:  Damages and Shared Liability Principles

Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Torts: Michigan Law and Practice, Second Edition (Book)

Chapter 6:  Healthcare Malpractice

Honors And Awards

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law 2021 Honoree
  • SuperLawyer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • SuperLawyer Rising Star 2010, 2012, 2013
  • DBusiness Top Lawyers 2010, 2012, 2012, 2013
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Civil Procedure & Courts Committee, State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Association for Justice (Medical Malpractice Co-Chair, Amicus Committee)
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Negligence Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Washtenaw Association for Justice
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Michigan

Practice Areas


Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC

3049 Miller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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