Areas of Practice
Business and Corporate
Labor & Employment Law
Jennifer B. Brougham
In and out of the courtroom, Jennifer Brougham is a strategist and a tactician, achieving favorable outcomes for clients in a variety of business and employment disputes and commercial transactions.
Although she always wanted to be an attorney, Jennifer took a different path before beginning her legal career. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Duke University, she served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force before leaving the service with the rank of captain. She credits much of her discipline, analytical skills, and focus as a lawyer to her military experience.
Jennifer then entered the private sector, where she began to cultivate her business savvy by managing multi-million dollar contracts and vendor relationships in the oil and gas industry. She later moved into the medical device field, where she oversaw supplier development and participated in regulatory compliance with federal, state, and local laws including the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, HIPAA, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. True to her dream, she went on to earn her law degree at the University of Notre Dame, graduating with honors.
To Jennifer, being a good lawyer means not only being attentive to clients’ needs and goals, but also being resourceful, responsive, and in constant communication over the course of a matter. She believes the best way to get rid of a problem – simple or complex – is to solve it. This requires her to thoroughly investigate the law and facts and evaluate the risks before determining the best possible solution, and making a positive impact on her clients’ lives through her advocacy.
Jennifer and her husband, also a military veteran, are active parents, spending much of their free time cheering on their teenage son and daughter in their travel hockey and soccer adventures across the Midwest and beyond.
- Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2016
- Duke University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Government, 2001
Professional Associations and Membership:
- State Bar of Michigan
- Administrative & Regulatory Law, Business Law, Litigation, Probate & Estate Planning, Real Property Law
- Grand Rapids Veterans Bar Association
- Leadership Grand Rapids, Class of 2019
- “Physician-Owned Distributorships,” Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, 2016