Cleveland – Main Office:
1100 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
Jennie V. Smith-Howard is a Senior Associate Attorney of Rathbone Group in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Jennie graduated from Southern University at Baton Rouge, LA in 2001. While in law school, Jennie was involved in the Clinical Education program honing her litigation skills representing clients in various city, state and administrative tribunals. Also, while in law school, she volunteered her time with Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge helping the elderly with daily tasks. She also became an active member of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Nu Gamma Omega Chapter.
After graduating from law school, Jennie worked as a law clerk at the Civil District Court of Orleans Parish. Thereafter, she joined Didriksen Law Firm as an associate attorney where she was introduced to the practice of insurance defense. In 2005, Jennie went into private practice representing clients against the IRS and state taxing authorities. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2009 Jennie and her family relocated to Nashville, Tennessee as a result of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After the May 2010 flood in Nashville, TN, Jennie served on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Flood Relief Group.
Prior to joining Rathbone Group, Jennie worked as a subrogation attorney with Javitch, Block & Rathbone where she managed a high-volume caseload. At Javitch, Jennie successfully litigated and settled cases obtaining favorable results for subrogation clients.
Jennie is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Tennessee. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana and the U.S. Tax Court.
In her spare time, Jennie enjoys spending time with her family and her young son and cooking authentic Cajun meals.