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Jennifer Paonessa


312 Walnut Street, Suite 1050
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 762-7520 main
(513) 762-7521 fax

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Juris Doctor, 2005
Pepperdine University, School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Law and Justice, 2002 (with honors)
The College of New Jersey


Ms. Paonessa is a partner in the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation practice group.  She is an experienced attorney whose practice focuses on representing clients in coverage matters prior to and during litigation.  

In her non-litigation practice, Ms. Paonessa advises clients on the local, national and international level regarding insurance coverage and contractual indemnity disputes relating to various types of claims, including invasion of privacy claims, intellectual property disputes, construction claims, product defect claims, business torts, as well as bodily injury, property damage and pollution liability claims.

In litigation, Ms. Paonessa represents clients in contractual and extra-contractual disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States arising under all forms of insurance policies (e.g., general liability, excess and umbrella, directors and officers, errors and omissions, life and disability and, among others, pollution) and contractual indemnity agreements. 

Prior to joining McCormick Barstow, Ms. Paonessa practiced at a mid-size insurance defense firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has also worked with the Office of the Public Defender in Hamilton County, Ohio handling felony cases.


Concentrating in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation.

Professional Associations

Ms. Paonessa is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association.  She is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the State of Ohio, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the District of New Jersey, the Southern District of Ohio, the Northern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.