Jennifer Hollingsworth is a litigator in the Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Jennifer has represented individuals and businesses in numerous court, including South Carolina's appellate courts, circuit court, probate court, family court, administrative law court, magistrate's court, and federal district court. As a trained social worker, Jennifer's passion for advocacy is matched with her commitment to superior service and professionalism.
A selection of Jennifer's litigation experiences includes:
•Probate and trust disputes including litigating will contests
•Representing and advising hospitals and long term care facilities in physician and patient disputes, medical malpractice and wrongful death/survival actions, and litigating administrative penalties
•Certificate of Need litigation
•Complex domestic disputes
•Fiduciary duty litigation with allegations of breach of trust and professional negligence
•Litigating defamation and privacy torts
•Residential construction disputes, including third party practice
Jennifer received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, cum laude. She also received her Master's Degree in Social Work from USC and was the first person to complete the JD/MSW joint degree program as a full-time student. During law school, Jennifer served on the Editorial Board for the ABA's Real Property Probate and Trust Journal.
Jennifer also takes her responsibility to give back to her community seriously and devotes her time to a number of causes and numerous pro bono matters. Her pro bono experiences include being an active volunteer Guardian ad Litem investigating child abuse and neglect. Jennifer served two terms on the Richland County CASA Foundation's Board of Directors, including serving as Board Chair. She also regularly volunteers with Nexsen Pruet's Women's Leadership Initiative's Next Steps Program, speaking to area middle school girls about the dangers of social media and its impact on their education, employment, and safety. In service to the South Carolina Bar, Jennifer serves on the Judicial Qualifications Committee, the Children's Law Committee, and the Wellness Initiative. Jennifer is a 2015 graduate of the Riley Institute's Diversity Leadership Initiative.
Speaking & Writing
•Nexsen Pruet Elects Six New Members
January 2, 2013
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
• CASA Recognizes Champions for Children
October 23, 2013
•Attorneys Complete Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative; Nexsen Pruet Congratulates Hollingsworth & Moore
June 17, 2015
•Presenter, Liability Issues Facing Athletic Trainers, June 2015
•Co-Presenter, Cyber Danger, Volunteers for Youth Conference, March 2013
•Frequent Presenter, Social Media & Your Education, Your Employment, Your Safety, and Your Health to Chapin Middle School Girls in the NP Next Steps Program.
•Contributing editor to the Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium (South Carolina portion), 2006-2009 editions
•Co-Presenter, Documentation and Litigation in Community Residential Care Facilities, May 2009
•Presenter, Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Family Court, March 2006
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Jennifer and her husband are fitness enthusiasts and enjoy staying active by participating in community events honoring causes close to their hearts.