Jennifer C. Vermillion


Office: Chicago

Direct: 312-741-4503

Fax: 312-422-6110

  • Professional Overview
    Jennifer C. Vermillion concentrates her national practice on professional negligence defense, insurance disputes, and construction litigation. She is a skilled litigator who has successfully handled from cases prelitigation negotiations through trial and appeal on behalf of her clients.

    She has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General on behalf of The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. Formerly, she practiced probate and fiduciary litigation, trust administration and litigation, and probate administration and litigation, and as an ad litem attorney in the Dallas County Probate and District Tax Courts.

    Jennifer has taught as an Affiliate Professor at the UNT Dallas College of Law and has collaborated with Lexis Nexis as an author/editor for the Dorsaneo Texas Litigation Guide. Jennifer also serves as a private arbitrator for FINRA's Dispute Resolution Services and has served as both a consulting and a testifying expert witness on Louisiana law in Texas probate litigation. While attending SMU, Jennifer completed an externship with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division.
  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • B.A. from the University of Dallas.
    • J.D. from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.


    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    • United States Supreme Court

    States Licensed

    • Illinois
    • Texas
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Women in E-Discovery, Chicago Chapter
    • Association of E-Discovery Specialists
    • Member of the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council for 2024-2025
    • Member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law for 2024-2025
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star Selectee
    • Texas Monthly’s Top Women of Rising Stars 2022
    • 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star Selectee
    • Texas Monthly’s Top Women of Rising Stars 2021
    • 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star Selectee
    • Texas Monthly’s Top Women of Rising Stars 2020
    • 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars Selectee
    • Texas Monthly’s Outstanding Young Women’s Lawyers of 2018
    • Super Lawyers 2018 Rising Stars Selectee
    • Lawyers of Distinction Charter Member
    • National Advocates Top 40 under 40
    • Member of the Texas Bar College
    • Noted as “DVAP’S Finest” Dallas Bar Associations November 2013 issue of Headnotes