Jennifer A. Creedon – Partner
Direct: (857) 957-0683
Phone: (617) 227-3240
Fax: (617) 227-3346
Jennifer Creedon is a trial attorney who represents large and small companies in product liability, business litigation, and asbestos litigation. Jen also focuses on regulatory issues regarding consumer products and represents companies that manufacture, distribute, and sell a wide range of products.
Whether a company’s litigation is confined to one lawsuit or requires a multi-lawsuit solution, Jen can craft a defense strategy that fits the company’s needs. Jen has defended product liability and toxic tort cases involving a wide range of chemicals, resins, paints, construction products, joint compounds and wallboards, roofing materials, floor tiles, refractory products, boilers, brakes and other automobile components, refineries, shipyards, and industrial and chemical premises. Jen has an in-depth understanding of regulations, industry standards, state of-the-art defenses, industrial hygiene defenses, medical defenses, and experts in both product- and premise-based toxic tort litigation. She has defended design defect cases relating to bicycles, construction equipment, industrial equipment, and medical equipment.
Jen has prepared and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Jen has defended toxic tort and product liability actions in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. She has served as local, regional, and national counsel for companies involved in toxic tort and asbestos litigation.
Jen has years of experience defending talc defendants as national, regional, and local counsel and is poised to defend any company involved in the newly emerging and new frontier of talc litigation. Jen is cognizant of the high stakes nature of this possible “next asbestos” and is highly vigilant in representing her clients to protect their bottom lines.
Jen has been part of a national counsel team for a Fortune 500 company and designed national trial strategy, involving preparation of corporate witnesses, expert witnesses, and drafted nationwide discovery. In that capacity, she has handled cases in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. Additionally, she has handled Federal Multidistrict Litigation including cases consolidated in MDL 875 (In Re: Asbestos Product Liability Litigation (No. VI)) and the Maritime Docket (MARDOC).
Jen also defends construction defect cases regarding residential and commercial properties brought against contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and architects. She is experienced in defending water intrusion, structural problems, and mold cases.
Jen also represents manufacturers and retailers in litigation and compliance matters relating to product compliance issues. Her regulatory practice involves a variety of state and federal product safety, chemical management, and related regulatory issues and encompasses compliance, enforcement, and litigation. In particular, Jen routinely advises large and small companies regarding compliance with California Proposition 65. Jen also regularly advises companies on market entry analysis and strategy including Safety Data Sheets, labeling and warnings, and litigation avoidance.
Rhode Island, 2004
Court and Other Admissions:
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2001
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2006
Massachusetts Superior Court
Boston College Law School, 1997
Honors: cum laude
Boston College, 1993
Honors: cum laude, Order of the Cross and Crown
Honors and Awards:
Recognized in Boston Magazine’s Law Experts 2021 and 2022
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized as a 2015 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group (Only 375 attorneys Nationwide)
Selected in The Best Lawyers in America© under Product Liability – Defendants, 2016-Present
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Class Action / Mass Torts, Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Professional & Civic Activities:
Treasurer, Boston College Law School Alumni Board
Treasurer, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
Former Co-Chair, Tort Section, Boston Bar Association
Former Junior Fellow, Boston Bar Association
Professional Associations & Memberships:
Boston Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Speaking Engagements & Articles:
Jen frequently writes and speaks on Product Liability and Emerging Torts. Her speaking & writing engagements include the following:
Goodbye to Substantial Contributing Factor: SJC Redefines the Massachusetts Causation Standard in Multiple Tortfeasor Cases – Boston Bar Journal (June 2021), Co-Author
SJC to Decide Issue on Causal Determinations in Multiple Tortfeasor Cases – MassDLA (October 2020), Co-Author
Product Liability Litigation: Trends, Updates, and Critical Issues in Light of COVID-19 – The Knowledge Group (May 27, 2020), Speaker
The Supreme Judicial Court Decisions in Pair of Wrongful Death Cases Favor MMM&K-Authored Amicus Brief – (March 2020), Co-Author
Product Liability Litigation: Practical Tips and Strategies (Focusing on Asbestos, Talc, Proposition 65 and Glyphosate) – The Knowledge Group (February 5, 2019), Speaker
United States Supreme Court Precedent on In-Hand Service, and Massachusetts Interpretation and Application – MassDLA (September 26, 2018), Author
Cutting Edge Issues in the Environmental, Asbestos, and Talc Due Diligence Arenas – The Knowledge Group (September 6, 2018), Speaker
Toxic Tort: Anatomy of a Talc Defense – Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Product Liability Committee Workshop (January 17, 2018), Moderator
The Latest Medicare Advantage Decisions and Their Impact on Litigation – MassDLA (July 2017), Co-Author
The Latest Medicare Advantage Decisions: Their Significance and Loopholes, Analyzed – The Knowledge Group (January 27, 2017), Speaker
Understanding the Effects of Sequenced Discovery Mass Tort Litigation (Case Study: Talc and Asbestos Litigation) – The Knowledge Group (September 9, 2016), Speaker
Understanding the Effects of Sequenced Discovery Mass Tort Litigation – The Knowledge Group (September 8, 2016), Speaker
Single Fiber Theory – DRI 2015: Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 5, 2015), Speaker
Corporate Client Panel: Issues in Asbestos Litigation – DRI Defense Practice Seminar: Asbestos Medicine (November 7, 2013), Moderator
MMSEA Section 111 and Asbestos Litigation: The Advantages of Dealing with the Elephantine Mass – HB Legal News: Medicare Secondary Payer (April 2010), Co-Author
Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007: What you need to know if you will settle a case in 2010 – Boston Bar Association (November 29, 2009), Speaker
Content Liability: What Every Corporate Counsel Needs to Know, MCLE Sponsor as Co-Chair of Tort Selection Committee – Boston Bar Association (June 9, 2010), Moderator
Canavan: Unlocking the Strategic Opportunities – Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Author