Jennifer is a founding member of Terrell Marshall Law Group. Jennifer focuses on representing plaintiffs in complex cases. Her practice covers a wide range of issues including consumer protection, workers’ rights, civil rights, and privacy rights. Jennifer has successfully litigated and settled class actions, collective actions, and mass arbitrations on behalf of millions of consumers and workers across the country. She is the firm’s leading litigator of TCPA class actions and has helped obtain tens of millions of dollars for consumers barraged by unlawful robocalls. Her fellow consumer advocates regularly call on her to present or strategize on effective litigation of TCPA claims.
Jennifer grew up north of Seattle in a small town in the Skagit Valley. Before law school, Jennifer obtained her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University. When not at her computer, she enjoys following all Seattle sports teams, managing her fantasy soccer team, and most importantly spending time with her husband and two adult daughters.
TCPA Class Actions
Abante Rooter & Plumbing, Inc., et al. v. Alarm.com Inc., et al.—Filed in 2015 on behalf of consumers who received solicitation calls on their cellular and residential telephones without their prior express consent. The Northern District of California granted final approval of the $28 million settlement on August 15, 2019.
In re Monitronics International, Inc. Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation—Filed in 2011 on behalf consumers who received automated, prerecorded solicitation calls on their residential and telephones without their prior express consent. Terrell Marshall served as co-lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation. The Northern District of West Virginia granted final approval of the $28 million settlement on June 12, 2018.
Ott v. Mortgage Investors Corporation—Filed on behalf of consumers who received automated solicitation telephone calls on their cellular and residential telephones without their prior express consent within the meaning of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. TMLG negotiated a $7,483,600 class-wide settlement and final approval was granted in January 2016.
Wage and Hour Class & Collective Actions
Big Picture Tribal Payday Lending Litigation—Filed in 2017 on behalf of victims of illegal payday loan practices that ignored state interest limits and manipulated tribal sovereignty statuses. A substantial class wide settlement that resolved Plaintiffs’ claims against some of the defendants was granted final approval in 2020.
Wornicki v. BrokerPriceOpinion.com—Filed in 2013 on behalf of a nationwide class of people who provided home valuations, known as broker price opinions, but who were not paid for the opinions as promised. The District of Colorado granted final approval of a settlement in 2018.
Sex Abuse & Discrimination Actions
Taber et al. v. OPT PLLC – Represented a group of approximately 60 female patients who were sexually harassed and abused by a physical therapist and successfully settled their claims.
Chavez v. Group Health – Represented and successfully settled claims of female patients who were sexually harassed and abused by a physician.
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2005) – J.D.
Notes and Comments Editor, Washington Law Review
Vivian Carkeek Award for the best student contribution to the Washington Law Review
CALI “Excellence for the Future Award” for excellence in the study of American Public School Law, Spring 2004
American Bankruptcy Institute Award for top bankruptcy student in 2005
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (1996) – Ph.D.
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington (1990) – cum laude – B.A., awarded with Honors in Philosophy
Associate at Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC
Extern, Washington State Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
Publications & Press
Co-author, Discrimination in Public Accommodation, WSAJ Civil Rights Deskbook, 2011, 2017, 2022.
Jennifer Murray, Proving Cause in Fact Under Washington’s Consumer Protection Act: The Case for a Rebuttable Presumption of Reliance, 80 Wash. L. Rev. 245 (2005) cited favorably in Mullen v. Phys. Inc., 2005 WL 3105630, * 7 (Wash. App. Nov 21, 2005).
Professional Organizations & Activities
Washington’s Unemployment Law Project
Board Member (2009-present)
“Rising Star” Washington Law & Politics Magazine (2011-2014)
USDC for the Western District of Washington
USDC for the Eastern District of Washington
USDC for the District of Oregon
USDC for the District of Colorado
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit