Awards & Recognition

Jennifer A. Dinetz is a respected trial attorney, renowned for her adept handling of complex, high-profile cases. She specializes in representing clients and their families who have been impacted by catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths, with a keen focus on cases involving defective products, commercial trucking accidents, negligent road designs, electrocutions, and negligent security.

Among her key career highlights, Jennifer was part of an all-female trial team that successfully secured a substantial $4.9 million verdict for a single mother who suffered severe injuries in a rear-end crash. The severity of the injuries significantly hindered the mother from caring for her young child.

Additionally, Jennifer has obtained several significant confidential settlements as a result of electrocutions; most notably for a family of five who lost their father and for a mother who lost her seventeen-year-old son.  

Jennifer has also secured several considerable confidential settlements in cases involving negligent security. These cases include a fatal brawl of a father at a Florida nightclub, a fatal shooting of a 22-year-old at a college apartment complex, and the murder of a 17-year-old in his residential community.

Further, her work in negligent road design cases and defective products cases have led to several seven-figure settlements.  Many of these cases involve catastrophic injuries with multiple defendants involved and complex liability issues.

Before her tenure at Clark Fountain, Jennifer served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County. During this time, she gained valuable trial experience participating in more than 80 trials, many of which involved felony cases. This background enhances her ability to approach cases from both prosecution and defense perspectives, thereby maximizing the value of her clients’ cases.

Jennifer’s commitment to her community extends beyond the courtroom. She is actively involved in the growth of local and legal communities in Palm Beach County, serving as a Board Member of the PBC Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, a member of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Justice Association, a member of the Craig S. Barnard Inns of Court, and the Treasurer of the Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL).

Her contributions to the legal field have been recognized by her peers and industry institutions. For two consecutive years, she has been listed on the “Ones to Watch” list by Best Lawyers of America, named among the “Top 40 Under 40” by National Trial Lawyers, and a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers. Jennifer Dinetz’s steadfast dedication to her clients and exceptional legal expertise continue to set her apart in her field.

Legal Victories

Firm Obtains $4.9 Million Verdict for Single Mother Injured in Rear-End Crash

Attorneys Shana P. Nogues and Jennifer A. Dinetz, and partner Nancy La Vista, successfully secured a $4.98 million verdict for their deserving client, Jennie Pagan, who suffered significant injuries as a result of a rear-end collision accident.

Dinetz Obtains Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement for the Surviving Family of a Graduate Student due to an Apartment Complex’s Negligent Security

Clark Fountain’s Jennifer Dinetz has obtained a confidential seven-figure settlement against an apartment complex for the family of a graduate student who was shot and killed due to its negligent security in Tallahassee, Florida.

On January 27, 2022, Makayla Bryant, a 22-year old graduate student at the Florida A&M University, tragically lost her life while riding as a passenger within the apartment complex. Dinetz was hired by the victim’s parents to investigate the circumstances surrounding their daughter’s homicide. Her investigation revealed that the property had a history of violent criminal incidents, including homicides, assaults, robberies, shootings, and drug dealing, yet management failed to take action to ensure the community and residents were safe.

Dinetz Secures Settlement Against Utility Company in Tragic Teenage Electrocution Fatality

In a significant victory for the family of a seventeen-year-old boy who lost his life in a devastating electrocution incident, Jennifer A. Dinetz, an experienced trial attorney, has secured a settlement against a major utility company. The settlement holds the utility company accountable for its negligence, bringing a measure of justice to the grieving family.

In the summer of 2022, when the teenager was driving on a Florida highway after rainfall. The treacherous road conditions, coupled with a sharp turn and poor lighting, caused his vehicle to collide with a dangerously old and brittle wooden utility pole holding unsecured high voltage wires overhead. The collision caused the pole to fall, spanning across the roadway with live electrical wires exposed. Tragically, as there was no overcurrent circuit protection device, the teenager came into contact with the electrified area, leading to his untimely gruesome death.

Dinetz Obtains Significant Confidential Settlement Against Tire Manufacturer After New Mexico Crash

In a landmark legal victory, Clark Fountain, a nationally recognized law firm specializing in tire defect cases, has secured a substantial confidential resolution against a tire manufacturer and multiple defendants involved in a harrowing out-of-state crash. The case, marked by a product defect resulting in a severe tire separation and blowout, caused life-threatening injuries and necessitated multiple surgeries for the driver of the affected vehicle.

Facing the formidable challenge of seasoned national counsel representing the tire manufacturer, compounded by being outnumbered by four separate defense firms, the Albuquerque attorney handling the case realized the need for unparalleled expertise. Recognizing Clark Fountain’s illustrious 25-year history of successfully litigating major tire defect cases nationwide, including an impressive $10 million verdict against Continental Tire, he sought the support and co-counsel of esteemed attorneys Jennifer A. Dinetz and Don Fountain. Clark Fountain routinely collaborates with attorneys across the United States, further solidifying their reputation as tire defect experts.

Media Coverage

ABC25’s Ari Hait Interviews Attorney Jennifer Dinetz After Riviera Beach Police Chase Claims Life of 18-Year-Old Woman