Jenimae Almquist concentrates her practice in complex personal injury litigation representing victims of catastrophic accidents, explosions, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products liability as well as burn victims and individuals who have been harmed by defective products and nursing home neglect. Additionally, she is fluent in Spanish and handles cases on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
After attending a specialized law magnet high school Ms. Almquist received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, at Bryn Mawr College.
Following graduation, Ms. Almquist worked as an adjunct to the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, where she investigated prison conditions and assured compliance with court orders in complex institutional reform litigation. She earned her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she received the Barrister Award for excellence in trial advocacy as well as multiple transcript distinctions for outstanding writing and oral advocacy. She was awarded the West Publishing Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award upon graduation.
Shortly after being admitted to the bar, Ms. Almquist was honored as one of forty Pennsylvania “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the Legal Intelligencer for her public service, prior experience and ability to handle multi-party lawsuits.
Ms. Almquist dedicates significant time to bar service and community activities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement, an initiative aimed at cultivating an educated citizenry that understands our system of government. For several years, Ms. Almquist co-chaired another civics initiative involving volunteer lawyers and judges who teach high school students basic concepts of citizenship and dispute resolution on a monthly basis in Philadelphia public high schools, (the Advancing Civics Education (“ACE”) Program of the Philadelphia Bar Association). She is past Secretary of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, and engages in pro bono service for Spanish-speaking clients through the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP). She is also an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association (formerly on the Board of Governors), Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.