Jennifer A. Dinetz is an experienced trial attorney representing clients in a variety of matters. She previously served as an assistant state attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, where she developed significant trial experience and motion practice, participating in more than 80 trials, many of which were felony cases.
As the chief attorney for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission criminal matters, Jen prosecuted cases stemming from commercial fishing violations, use of unlawful traps, and the illegal sale or possession of Florida wildlife, including a notable case where a Jupiter man threw an alligator through a Wendy’s drive-thru window.
Outside of her litigation practice, Jen is actively and increasingly involved in the Palm Beach County community. She is the Treasurer of the Palm Beach County Florida Association of Women Lawyers (PBCFAWL) and involved in the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. In 2019 she was named "Top 40 Under 40" by National Trial Lawyers and elected to the Palm Beach County Justice Association Board of Directors. While in law school, Jen was an active board member of the Student Bar Association, co-founder and president of the Jewish Student Law Association, and played a role in many other organizations, including the Dispute Resolution Society Team, and the LitiGATORS.
As a South Florida native, Jen graduated cum laude from the University of Florida before earning her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law where she was a certified legal intern with the Public Defender’s Office in Tallahassee, Florida.
Prior to joining Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, Jen worked at a South Florida civil litigation law firm where she practiced in complex civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, civil forfeitures, and defense insurance coverage. Her background in prosecution and defense work provides her with the unique ability to approach a case from both sides of the courtroom and maximize the value of her client’s cases.
Jen can be reached at email@example.com.
- J.D., Florida State University, 2015
- B.A., University of Florida, 2012
- Ones to Watch - The Best Lawyers in America ® – Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
- Rising Star - Super Lawyers, 2021
- “Top 40 Under 40,” National Trial Lawyers
- The Florida Bar
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- Treasurer, PBC Chapter, 2021 - 2022
- Sponsorship Chair, 2019-2020
- Palm Beach County Bar Association
- Judicial Relations Committee
- Young Lawyers Section
- Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court LIV, 2019
- Florida Justice Association
- Palm Beach County Justice Association
- Florida Bar Entrance Exam Grader, 2018
- Interviewing Committee, 15th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, 2018
- The William H. Stafford Inn of Court, 2015
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.
Ms. Pagan was on her way to work in her Honda Accord when she was stopped in traffic. Unfortunately, the defendant driver of a Ford F-550 truck crashed into her from behind. The sudden impact resulted in a painful C5-6 disc herniation in her neck. The injury required Jennie to undergo physical therapy, pain management treatment, and ultimately necessitated cervical disc replacement surgery.
While the defendant admitted fault for rear-ending Ms. Pagan and admitted that she did, in fact, sustain “some” injuries, the Driver and his Insurance Company, Progressive, refused to accept that she was permanently injured, or that her life-changing surgery was caused by the crash.
Ms. Pagan incurred about $186,000 in medical expenses and is expected to require future medical treatment.
In trial, Ms. Nogues and Ms. Dinetz proved that Ms. Pagan suffered a permanent injury. They focused on the extensive medical treatment and therapy she underwent in her effort to get better. They highlighted the immense pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life that Ms. Pagan has suffered and will continue to endure for the rest of her life, and how those injuries sidelined this single mother from being able to fully participate in life with her young daughter.
By taking the time to understand the full scope of how this accident and injuries impacted our 43-year-old client, attorneys Shana P. Nogues, Jennifer A. Dinetz, and Nancy La Vista were able to convince a Broward county jury to fully compensate Jennie Pagan for all that she has suffered and will continue to suffer into the future.