- Business Disputes
|University ||Florida State University, B.A. in History, cum laude, 1999; University of South Carolina, M.S.W., 2004|
|Law School||University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 2005|
|Admitted||2005, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina|
Civic & Professional Memberships
•Trained Guardian ad Litem actively investigating and reporting on the best interests of the child in abuse and neglect proceedings
•Chairman of the Richland County CASA Foundation Board of Directors
•Participant in the Nexsen Pruet Women Leadership Initiative's Next Steps Program, speaking to middle school girls on topics related to their development as future women leaders
•Volunteer through the South Carolina Bar Association with events including the Middle School Mock Trial Competitions, Special Olympics, and Wills for Heroes
•Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business/Corporate Litigation (2013)
•International Association of Defense Counsel's Trial Academy, Sacramento, August 2011
•National Institute of Trial Advocacy's Intensive Deposition Skills Training, New Orleans, April 2009
Jennifer Hollingsworth practices in Nexsen Pruet’s Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Jennifer's experience as a litigation attorney includes:
•Defending Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death/Survival/Negligence actions
•Certificate of Need litigation
•Fiduciary Duty litigation including Breach of Trust and Professional Negligence
•Defending South Carolina Unfair Trade Practice claims
•Complex Domestic Disputes
•Litigating Defamation and Privacy Torts
•Defending Construction Disputes, including active third party practice
•Contested Mortgage Foreclosures
Jennifer received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She also received her Master's in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and was the first person to complete the joint J.D./M.S.W. program as a full-time student.
While in law school, Jennifer was an Articles Editor for the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal, elected Vice-President of the Children's Advocacy Law Society, and a member of both the Order of the Coif and Order of the Wig and Robe.
Jennifer's background includes working as a probation officer for the State of Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice while at Florida State University. As part of the Master's degree program, she completed internships in school social work, with Sumter School District 17, and outpatient addiction therapy with Palmetto Health Richland. Ms. Hollingsworth’s background in corrections and counseling has helped her establish a collaborative style of practice that is appreciated by both clients and opposing counsel.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Jennifer and her husband are CrossFit enthusiasts and enjoy staying active by participating in community events with their CrossFit affiliate, as well as relaxing at home or on Lake Murray with their two dogs.
•Nexsen Pruet Elects Six New Members
January 2, 2013
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super LawyersList for South Carolina
April 30, 2013
•CASA Recognizes Champions for Children
October 23, 2013
Speaking & Writing
•Co-Presenter, Cyber Danger, Volunteers for Youth Conference, March 2013
•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
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