Jennifer Aufricht is a seasoned, first-chair trial lawyer whose practice includes a wide range of personal injury cases including industrial and oil field accidents, transportation, product liability and sexual tort cases.
Jennifer has successfully tried many cases defending wrongful death and serious personal injury claims. She has resolved by summary judgments or settlement hundreds of cases representing manufacturers, trucking companies, oil field service companies, construction companies, apartment complexes, and churches.
Jennifer prides herself on an “old school” approach focused on the best interest of the client, which includes early case evaluation and resolution so litigation costs are minimized or avoided when possible. If trial is required, Aufricht does not hesitate to put her years of trial experience to work. As a trial expert, Aufricht is often retained to step in and try cases she did not develop – such as the bad faith case put to trial after the prior defense counsel unfortunately and suddenly passed away. Approximately forty-five days later, Aufricht’s client received a defense verdict. Aufricht does not hesitate to “defend to the limit” innocent parties wrongfully accused.
After over two weeks of trial, Jennifer Aufricht (with co-counsel Eddie Morales of Langley & Banack and Darrell Barger of Hartline Barger) received a defense verdict in a $200 million wrongful death lawsuit against highway construction client Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.
Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client in a hotly contested and complex products liability, wrongful death and personal injury action in the Eastern District of Texas.
Obtained defense verdict in wrongful death case in Galveston County representing the general contractor where a subcontractor employee fell through a sky light on a roof sustaining fatal injuries.
Obtained defense verdict, putting fault on Plaintiff, for auto component supplier in an automobile rollover-related traumatic brain injury case.
Obtained numerous summary judgments for religious organizations in sexual molestation cases.
Settled highly publicized multi-million dollar food contamination case during trial for regional food distribution company.
Won a defense verdict for Fortune 500 Company in multi-million dollar death and bystander claim resulting from pipeline construction accident.
Took over case after adverse verdict against insurance carrier and obtained defense verdict in new trial in multi-million dollar worker’s compensation bad faith suit.
Obtained defense verdict, placing 100% responsibility for infant’s death on mother, in federal court products liability case against baby crib manufacturer.
Listed for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Listed for Personal Injury - General: Defense
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Tech University
Advanced Mock Trial
Advanced Moot Court Winner, Best Oralist
Supreme Court of Texas
United States Court of Appeals
United States District Court of Texas: Northern, Western, Eastern
Professional and Community Activities
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Associate member since 2009
University of Texas-The Center for Women in Law Leadership Boot Camp
Faculty member, 2011-2013