Robert K. Jenner (of counsel)
Robert K. Jenner brings more than three decades experience representing injured consumers nationwide against the manufacturers of dangerous prescription drugs, defective medical devices and tainted blood products. Rob has assembled a team of attorneys, paralegals and health care professionals dedicated to prosecuting claims on behalf of injured consumers.
In Rob’s legal practice, he began representing people who acquired HIV from blood and blood products. He authored the country’s first legal treatise on the subject, Transfusion–Associated AIDS (Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 1995). Rob continues his work on behalf of people living with HIV as he investigates claims against the manufacturer of tenofovir disoproxil fumerate (TDF), a drug that caused unnecessary kidney disease and bone loss in tens of thousands of people world-wide. The Superior Court for the County of San Francisco has appointed Rob to be Co-Lead Counsel in the California consolidation of Gilead Tenofovir Cases (JCCP No. 5043).
The Superior Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts appointed Rob to serve on the Executive Committee of the consolidated claims of plaintiffs who were victims of the September 13, 2018, Merrimack Valley fire and gas explosions. The aggregate proceedings, known as In Re Columbia Gas Cases, are coordinated before Judge James Lang in the Salem Superior Court. Rob served on the settlement team that garnered a $147,000,000 settlement on behalf of the victims of these communities.
Rob is also Liaison Counsel for the Zofran litigation (MDL) in Boston; Liaison Counsel for the Smith & Nephew BHR hip implant litigation (MDL) in Baltimore; and serves on the Essure Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of the California Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) in Oakland, California. He is formerly court-appointed Co-Lead Counsel of the Massachusetts consolidation of 7,000+ GranuFlo state cases; and co-lead counsel of the Skechers Toning Shoes litigation (MDL).
Rob is a Past President of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (currently the Maryland Association for Justice, MAJ). In May 2009, MAJ Awarded he and his co-counsel its Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for their efforts in challenging the illegal subrogation practices of Maryland’s HMOs.
A significant portion of his commitment to the civil justice system is evidenced by Rob’s participation in the American Association for Justice (AAJ). For 21 years, Rob served as Chair of AAJ’s Publications Committee, which oversees the publication of TRIAL magazine, the nation’s largest and most reputable magazine for trial lawyers. He is also a past Chair of AAJ’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts. Rob currently serves as Co-Chair of AAJ’s Zofran Litigation Group and Tenofovir Litigation Group. In addition, he has formerly served as Chair of the Pain Pump–Chondrolysis Litigation Group; Vice-Chair of the Hormone Therapy Litigation Group; Rezulin Litigation Group; Baycol Litigation Group; AIDS Litigation Group; Latex Toxicity Litigation Group; and HMO Litigation Group. In July 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2008, AAJ awarded him its Wiedemann-Wysocki Medal for his commitment to AAJ and the civil justice system.
He has written more than 25 articles published in nationally recognized legal and health care journals. Rob is also a frequent lecturer, having been invited to speak on medical/legal issues both nationally and internationally. He has organized and moderated dozens of acclaimed seminars in conjunction with AAJ’s National College of Advocacy on the issues of Zofran, Pradaxa, Vioxx, Hormone Therapy, Baycol, Rezulin, and general pharmaceutical and mass tort litigation.
Rob is a member of the bars of Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. He was honored by his peers by being inducted into the International Society of Barristers, one of the country’s most selective attorney honorary societies. He has obtained the highest rating (AV) by his peers as reflected in Martindale-Hubbell.
Rob is a volunteer for Lab Rescue of the LRCP. He is also an avid scuba diver and novice underwater photographer who is always willing to take suggestions for great dive destinations.