Our newest employee Jennifer, affectionately known here as “New Girl”, isn’t new to work in general and legal work in particular. Born in Columbus Ohio, Jenn grew up helping her mom and dad at their fruit stand on the south end of Columbus. Mae’s Market on Marion Rd. has been there 45 years and has been featured several times in the Columbus Dispatch. Her mom kept it going even after Jenn’s dad passed in 2000. Jenn says “everyone knows her and her country twang!”
After graduating from Groveport Madison High School, Jenn learned styling at The Ohio State School of Cosmetology but then decided “big hair” wasn’t in her future. Obtaining an Associate’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Paralegal Studies, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Business Forensics, Jenn’s also a certified Paralegal with the Columbus Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association.
She cut her legal teeth in a Domestic Relations practice, supporting attorneys with divorce and child custody matters, before moving to Personal Injury law. For the last 10 years before joining us, Jenn was the Office Manager of a Social Security Disability/SSI Law practice, helping disabled folks get the benefits they are entitled to.
At Monast Law, Jenn answers phones, talks with clients, schedules permanent partial medical exams, and works with doctors’ offices to get medical records and reports. She also obtains Medicare and Medicaid lien information for people settling their workers’ compensation claims, files documents with BWC and the Industrial Commission, and generally brightens Jim and Todd’s lives with her insight, assistance, and bubbly personality.
Embodying the phrase “blood is thicker than water”, Jenn enjoys traveling with her son Chandler to go to Cincinnati Bengals and “That Team Up North” football games, even though she herself is a fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes. She also likes any kind of concerts with her daughter Caitlyn, volunteering at her local food pantry, and traveling with her family, especially to sunny beaches in Florida.