Jennifer D. Aufricht
Jennifer Aufricht is a seasoned, first-chair trial lawyer who defends the wrongfully accused against a wide range of wrongful death and personal injury cases arising from industrial and oil field accidents, transportation, product liability, and sexual tort cases.
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, she does not hesitate to put her years of trial experience to work.
As a trial expert, Jennifer is often retained to step in and try or retry cases she did not develop – such as the bad faith case put to a new trial after an adverse verdict and prior defense counsel suddenly passed away. About 45 days later, her client received a defense verdict.
Obtained a defense verdict in a $200 million multiple wrongful deaths lawsuit against highway construction client in dangerous border venue.
Obtained a defense verdict in a hotly contested and complex products liability, wrongful death and burn injury action arising from a plant explosion in the Eastern District of Texas.
Obtained defense verdict in wrongful death case in Galveston County for a general contractor whose subcontractor employee fell through a sky light.
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 various organizations in sexual molestation cases.
Settled highly publicized multi-million dollar food contamination case during trial for regional food distribution company.
Obtained a defense verdict for Fortune 50 Company in multi-million dollar death and bystander claim resulting from pipeline construction accident.
Took over and retried 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 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
Advanced Mock Trial Winner
Advanced Moot Court Winner, Best Oralist
Texas Tech University
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)
University of Texas-The Center for Women in Law Leadership Boot Camp
Former Faculty member
SMU Dedman School of Law
Former Trial Advocacy Adjunct Professor