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JENNIFER T. TAGGART
Partner
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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Social Media Campaigns Take Product Liability Claims To A Whole New Level,” Daily Journal, September 7, 2011
  • “Social Media and the CPSIA: Lessons Learned from Mr. Squiggles (print version) and; The CPSIA and Social Media Make Product Issues Public (online version), American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Products Liability Litigation Committee, Products Liability, Vol 21, No. 2, Spring 2010
  • “Online Endorsements, True or Bought,” Daily Journal, November 30, 2009
  • “Pay Attention to Internet Talk,” Daily Journal, September 23, 2009
  • Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Child’s Toxic Chemical Exposure, Hachette Book GroupUSA, 2009
  • “Things That Creep In The Night:  A Mold Primer,” 21st Annual Real Property Retreat, California State Bar, Real Property Section, 2002
  • “A Primer on Drafting Contractual Provisions to Cure Environmental Impairments,”California Real Property Journal, Summer/Fall, 2001
  • “Pandora’s Box:  The Internet’s Uncensored, Informal Culture has Created Defamation Issues that Require Businesses to Educate, Train and Supervise their Employees,”  Daily Journal:  Verdicts & Settlements,February 4, 2000

ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • ASTM F15 Committee Member
  • ABA Litigation Section, Products Liability Committee, Products Liability Newsletter committee member
  • Green Moms Carnival, Founder
  • Healthy Child, Healthy World (formerly Children’s Health Environmental Coalition), volunteer, blogger
  • SouthShoresHomeowners Association, Secretary (2005), President (2004), Board Member (2003)
  • Chair, Environmental Law Subsection (South), California State Bar, Real Property Section (2000 – 2006)
  • Los Angeles City Environmental Affairs Commission.  (Commissioner 1996-2000 and 2004-2005; President, 2000-2002, Vice-President, 2003-2004)

PUBLISHED OPINIONS

Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. v. John A. Alexander, et al., 949 F. Supp. 1435 (C.D. Cal. 1996)

Email: JTggart@ddsffirm.com
Phone: (213) 624-8407  Ext. 150

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, cum laude, 1995, Moot Court Honor’s Board, Order of the Barristers
  • B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1990, Engineering Science; Highest GPA in Major, Dean’s Honor List, President’s Honor List, , Tau Beta P

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Environmental Litigation and Compliance
  • Consumer Product Labeling and Proposition 65
  • Eminent Domain
  • Business and Real Property Litigation
  • Inverse Condemnation

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • California Bar, 1995
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1995
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2000
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 2000
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2003

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • South Shores Homeowners Association, Secretary (2005), President (2004), Board Member (2003 and 2006)
  • Chair, Environmental Law Subsection (South), California State Bar, Real Property Section
  • Former Commissioner with the Los Angeles City Environmental Affairs Commission. (Commissioner 1996-2000 and 2004-2005; President, 2000-2002, Vice-President, 2003-2004)
  • Volunteer, Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, 2005 – present, and Contributor, CHEC Monthly Report
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