Jennifer Lyons Ferrentino


Jennifer Ferrentino, a partner in the Newport Beach office, specializes in the representation of developers, general contractors, and retail and service companies in complex business, contract and construction disputes. This includes serving as Regional Litigation Counsel for a Fortune 100 company, which involves the management of the company’s commercial litigation in the 13 western states. Jennifer’s extensive litigation practice in both federal and state courts throughout California has encompassed multimillion dollar and multi-home construction defect claims, disputes regarding commercial and consumer sales transactions, property damage and contract claims relating to home improvement projects, partnership disputes involving dissolution and division of extensive assets, fraud claims relating to multi-million dollar financial transactions, boundary disputes, and personal injury claims. In addition, Jennifer regularly handles contract negotiations and insurance coverage matters for a variety of small businesses and corporate clients.

Jennifer has argued before the Second and Fourth Appellate Districts of California, including one published decision resulting therefrom. In keeping with the firm’s commitment to ongoing professional development, Jennifer participated in the Orange County District Attorney’s Trial Attorney Partnership (“TAP”) Program in 2011, where she acquired substantial additional jury trial experience and maintained her undefeated trial record.

In addition to her active litigation practice, in 2019, Ms. Ferrentino assumed a new role as the firm's Partner in Charge of Professional Development. In this role, Ms. Ferrentino is responsible for the professional development of the firm's Associates, including orientation, integration, training, career coaching and mentoring.

Before joining Newmeyer & Dillion, Jennifer cut her teeth as a new lawyer at an insurance defense firm handling complex homeowners’ insurance claims and premises liability claims for another Fortune 100 company. During law school, Jennifer served as an intern for the Hardcore Gang Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and for a prominent plaintiffs’ personal injury firm in Los Angeles.

Jennifer is active in the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Orange County Bar Association Construction Law and Business Litigation sections. She is a Trustee of the November 10th Association and has lent her time as a judge for the Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Competition.

•  Selected to the Rising Star list by Super Lawyers, 2013-2018

• University of Southern California – J.D., 2003; Moot Court Honors Program Participant and Executive Board
• University of California, Los Angeles – B.A. Psychology, Specialization in Business Administration, 2000
• University of Salamanca, Spain – Study Abroad, Spanish Language and Culture, 1999

• California, 2003
• United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 United States District Court, Central District of California
• United States District Court, Northern District of California

• Orange County Bar Association – Construction Law and Business Litigation Sections
• Association of Business Trial Lawyers