Jennifer M. Fitzgerald

Legal Assistant: Keleigh Rogers

Legal Assistant: Lori Rosengren-Lopez

Paralegal: Jason Smith


J.D., Hamline University School of Law, cum laude, 2005

M.S., Minnesota State University, Sociology, with honors, 2000

B.A., University of Minnesota, Sociology and Criminology, 1998

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2005



Jennifer is a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney with professional experience on both plaintiff and defense matters. This unique background gives her a balanced perspective when approaching and defending a case. She has received numerous accolades over the course of her legal career, making the Minnesota Rising Stars list on multiple occasions.


Her growing practice includes clients from many leading employers across multiple industries. Jennifer’s approachable nature is known among her clients.


During her time with Cousineau McGuire, Jennifer has devoted her practice solely to defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters. Her practice includes witness and expert depositions, hearings, and appellate work, including briefs to both the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.

Professional Activities

Speaker at various client seminars involving workers’ compensation topics throughout the United States

Speaker, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Deskbook, 2018

Speaker, Settlement Strategies and Tips, Workers’ Compensation Symposium, May 2017

Speaker, National Workers Compensation Defense Network Conference – Medical Treatment Panel, Chicago, September 2016

Speaker, Litigation Process and Settlement Strategy, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Workers’ Compensation Summit, June 2015

Panel Member, The Price Is Right, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Symposium, 2014


Minnesota Rising Stars: 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2016

Super Lawyers, 2018 – Present

Best Lawyers in America, 2017 – Present

Top Women Attorneys: 2012, 2014 – Present

“2009 Award of Excellence” for legal service in Minnesota from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America


National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, State of Minnesota Representative

Claims and Litigation Management (CLM)

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Personal Interests

Spending time with her husband, two kids, and dog, running, traveling, and reading.


Contributor, Death and Dependency Benefits, The Workers’ Compensation Deskbook, 2007

Author of various articles on workers’ compensation law including Permanent Total Disability Benefits and Idiopathic Injuries