Jennine Gerrard


Jennine A. Gerrard is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Medical Malpractice and General Liability Practices. She is an experienced litigator who began her career focused in the areas of medical and dental malpractice and nursing home defense. These detail-driven areas gave Ms. Gerrard a strong medical and scientific foundation which enables her to deeply analyze and strategically defend all types of cases.

Ms. Gerrard’s extensive litigation experience involves representing both large and small corporations, property owners, health care providers and facilities, HMOs, construction companies and contractors in matters involving all types of personal injury, malpractice, wrongful death, insurance defense, motor vehicle, labor law and large loss property damage cases. Ms. Gerrard has successfully resolved numerous matters through negotiation, motion practice, mediation, trial and appeal.

Ms. Gerrard has experience representing physicians at disciplinary proceedings with the Office of Professional Medical Conduct in addition to representing nurses and other heath care professionals in disciplinary hearings within the New York State Professional Misconduct System.

Ms. Gerrard began her trial career in 1995 and has successfully tried cases in all boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.

Ms. Gerrard has also drafted Appellate Briefs and has argued appeals in the Second Department.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Healthcare
  • Medical Malpractice
  • General Liability
  • National Trial Practice
  • New York Labor Law

Additional Experience


New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Member of DRI (Defense Research Institute)
  • Co-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee, DANY (Defense Association of New York)
  • Secretary of the New York City Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • New York Medical Malpractice Defense Bar Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers


New York Law School

Juris Doctor, 1994

Vassar College

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies, 1987

Published Opinions

  • Rasmussen v. Winthrop Hospital, 2008 NY Slip Op 33050.
  • Mosby v. Parilla, 140 A.D.3d 1129 (2016) 37 N.Y.S.3d 129 (2016), 30 N.Y. 3d 1083 (2018), 31 N.Y.3d 1037 (2018), 139 S.Ct. 604 (2018).


  • DRI Women in the Law, “JUMP”- The Benefits of Taking the Plunge for Women Attorneys.
  • DRI Medlaw Update, Volume 17, Issue 1, “Your Hospital’s Website-Providing plaintiffs with a portal to their policy?”


  • OSHA-30 (U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
  • Notary Public in the State of New York.

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Mentor for Minority Pre-Law Students from Vassar College.

Foreign Languages