"My several years of experience in civil litigation, and legal research and writing affords me the opportunity to be an aggressive and effective advocate, both in the courtroom and on paper, for all of A&C’s legal, procurement, and government relations clients."
— Jennifer S. Lancaster
B.A. Political Science, University of Delaware, 2000
J.D. University of Baltimore School of Law, 2003
Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Member, Prince George’s County Bar Association
Jennifer Simpson Lancaster originally joined Alexander & Cleaver in 2002 as an intern while attending law school. After becoming licensed to practice law in Maryland in 2003, she began handling personal injury litigation through 2005. Jennifer then worked for several years as in-house counsel for a large insurance company, litigating both personal injury as well as premises liability cases. She has tried over 100 District Court bench trials and over 50 jury trials across Maryland and D.C. She has received extensive training in trial strategy and litigation, including successful completion of an intensive, week-long National Institute of Trial Advocacy program in 2008. After leaving insurance defense litigation in 2013, she began working with The Platt Group, Inc. under the direction of The Honorable Steven I. Platt (Ret.), managing the company’s alternative dispute resolution practice including extensive research and writing on multiple complex legal issues.
Rejoining Alexander & Cleaver in 2016, Jennifer’s focus has shifted to handling procurement litigation ethics and lobbying compliance in addition to handling general civil litigation matters. She works with contractors and vendors on procurement matters at the state and local level including bid protests before procurement local boards and agencies as well as the Maryland Board of Contract Appeals.
Jennifer has a special interest in medical-related issues and policy, and has successfully completed classes in microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and psychology.
Jennifer resides in Edgewater, Maryland with her husband and two children. In her “free” time she enjoys volunteering and serving on a number of committees at her children’s school, coaching and watching her children’s sporting events, running and cycling, and going to the beach.