Jennifer L. Budner


Jennifer L. Budner


Offices: Elmsford, NY

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Jennifer Budner is an experienced litigator and trial counsel representing clients in a variety of labor law, construction, premises liability, products liability and toxic tort matters.  She aggressively represents her clients with a focus on obtaining excellent results in a cost efficient manner. She handles all aspects of defense litigation, including depositions, motions, mediations and trials.

Ms. Budner began her career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel/Trial Counsel for the City of New York, Bronx Tort Division.  In addition, she was employed as In-House Trial Counsel for a worldwide insurance carrier, where she represented large property owners in general liability lawsuits from inception to verdict or resolution, concentrating in labor law/construction and premises liability actions.  In her prior firm she was national co-coordinating counsel for a Fortune 500 company and oversaw the defense of products liability actions pending in multiple jurisdictions.  She also represented equipment manufactures in catastrophic loss, product liability actions.

Ms. Budner is a member of the National Organization of Women Lawyers and an active participant in NAWL’s Litigation Affinity Practice Group.  She provides pro bono representation to women in need of legal representation through Her Justice.

Representative Matters:

Ms. Budner’s representative matters, among others, include:

Golovan v. Israel (Index #300739/06): Obtained favorable defense verdict in Kings County personal injury trial where plaintiff alleged a severe drop foot injury with deformity. (2008)

Fougy v. Carlylse SL Green (Index #014160.06): Obtained liability defense verdict in Kings County on behalf of property owner in this premises liability action. (2006)

Kahn v. The NYC Board of Education (Index No. 2662/93): Obtained favorable defense verdict in Bronx County action where high school student inhales toxic fumes claiming permanent reactive airways disease and severe asthma. (2003)

Parker v. The City of New York (Index # 15687/99): Obtained defense verdict in premises liability action in Bronx County.  (2003)

Miller v. The City of New York (Index #003767/94): Negotiated favorable settlement after the close of defense case in this Bronx County matter where plaintiff claimed  lower back injury resulting in severe neurological impairment.  (2002)

Winokur v. City of New York (Index # 6192/07): Obtained defense verdict on liability in traumatic brain injury case in Bronx Coounty.  Served as second chair trial counsel.  (2002)

Negotiated favorable defense settlements at various stages of trial in multiple matters throughout her career in Bronx, Kings, New York and Richmond Counties.

Speaking Engagements:

“Ethical Considerations and the IME.” 2006

Professional Affiliations:

NYS Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Member CLM
Member National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
Member NAWL Litigation Affinity Group


New York

New York Southern District
New York Eastern District
New York Northern District


BS in Social Work Florida Atlantic University
Juris Doctorate City University School of Law, 2000