Jennipher grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri, and graduated from Blue Springs High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law/Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Justice Studies with a minor in Philosophy from Avila University, graduating summa cum laude.
Jennipher received her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. While at UMKC, Jennipher became extremely interested in trial work and was actively involved in the trial advocacy program. Jennipher took multiple courses in trial advocacy, criminal law, and is a certified Guardian ad Litem. During law school, Jennipher gained experience by volunteering at the Jackson County Public Defender’s office, assisting with Mid-West Innocence Project cases, and competing across the nation in mock trial tournaments.
Having once been in foster care herself, Jennipher strives to ensure every person receives their day in court and has a chance to tell their story. Jennipher hopes that she can use her childhood experiences with the legal system to help families and children understand the legal process and ease families through difficult transitions.
In her free time, Jennipher loves to read cooking magazines, watch the Food Network, and spend time with her family and friends.
State Admissions: Missouri
Juris Doctorate-University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Political Science-Avila University
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Justice Studies-Avila University
Jackson County Public Defender’s Office
Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District
Intern to the Honorable Cynthia Martin
Awards and Recognition
Harry S. Truman Leadership Award
Thomas E. Deacy Trial Lawyer Award
The Latshaw Award for Criminal Law
Member of the Order of the Barrister
Top Advocate in the In Vino Veritas Trial Advocacy Competition in San Francisco, California
Emily Brummit Outstanding Mock Trial Student
Phone: (816) 479-5898 ext. 103