The Jenner Law Firm Team

Why Hire Us?

You need a law firm who knows how to win.

You deserve lawyers who are respected by the courts and the legal community for representing people whose injuries occurred because of negligence, defective products, or unsafe environments. The Jenner Law team is led by respected, experienced attorneys who have an outstanding history of success.

We have represented clients in all types of cases involving personal injury or wrongful death. Dangerous drugs and medical devices are a major part of our practices areas, but we also handle complex personal injury cases with the same detailed investigation skills.


Robert K. Jenner

Managing Partner

(410) 413-2155

As the former head of the Mass Tort Division at Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC (JJS), Rob Jenner has repeatedly been selected by federal and state courts to lead teams of attorneys against some of the nation’s most powerful drug and device companies.

Among the many accolades Rob Jenner has received over his 33 years’ experience, he has been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers® since 2005. Jenner has been named Lawyer of the Year (2013, 2016) and, in 2017, was named as one of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. JJS was also named as one of the Best Law Firms in America for Mass Torts due to the winning results of Rob’s team.


Robert K. Jenner brings more than 33 years experience representing injured consumers nationwide against the manufacturers of dangerous prescription drugs, defective medical devices and tainted blood products. Rob has assembled a team of attorneys, paralegals and health care professionals dedicated to prosecuting claims on behalf of injured consumers.

Rob has been honored by Best Lawyers every year since 2006 and was in both 2013 and 2016 was named Baltimore Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year.” He is also routinely honored in the Top 100 lawyers in Maryland’s “Super Lawyers.”

Rob is currently court-appointed Co-Lead Counsel of the Massachusetts consolidation of 7,000+ Granuflo state cases; and co-lead counsel of the Skechers Toning Shoes litigation (MDL). He is also court appointed Liaison Counsel for both the Zofran litigation (MDL) in Boston, and the Smith & Nephew BHR hip implant litigation (MDL) in Baltimore.

A Past President of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (currently the Maryland Association for Justice, MAJ), Rob now sits on MAJs Executive Committee. In May 2009, MAJ Awarded he and his co-counsel its Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for their efforts in challenging the illegal subrogation practices of Maryland’s HMOs.

A significant portion of his commitment to the civil justice system is evidenced by Rob’s participation in the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He is Chair of AAJ’s Publications Committee, which oversees the publication of TRIAL magazine, the nation’s largest and most reputable magazine for trial lawyers. He is also a past Chair of AAJ’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts. Rob currently serves as Co-Chair of AAJ’s Zofran Litigation Group. In addition, he has formerly served as Chair of the Pain Pump–Chondrolysis Litigation Group; Vice-Chair of the Hormone Therapy Litigation Group; Rezulin Litigation Group; Baycol Litigation Group; AIDS Litigation Group; Latex Toxicity Litigation Group; and HMO Litigation Group. In July 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2008, AAJ awarded him its Wiedemann-Wysocki Medal for his commitment to AAJ and the civil justice system.

He has written more than 25 articles published in nationally recognized legal and health care journals. In addition, he is the author of the legal treatise on representing the victims of HIV acquired from defective blood products, Transfusion – Associated AIDS (Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., 1995).

Rob is also a frequent lecturer, having been invited to speak on medical/legal issues both nationally and internationally. He has organized and moderated dozens of acclaimed seminars in conjunction with AAJ’s National College of Advocacy on the issues of Zofran, Pradaxa, Vioxx, Hormone Therapy, Baycol, Rezulin, and general pharmaceutical and mass tort litigation.

Rob is a member of the bars of Maryland, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. He was honored by his peers by being inducted into the International Society of Barristers, one of the country’s most selective attorney honorary societies. He has obtained the highest rating (AV) by his peers as reflected in Martindale-Hubbell.

Rob is a volunteer for Lab Rescue of the LRCP, as well as an avid scuba diver who is always willing to take suggestions for great dive destinations.

We take pride in the relationships we develop with each of our clients. Through the power of our collective voices, we can make a difference.

Kathleen R. Kerner


(410) 413-2155

Kathleen (Katie) Kerner is an associate with the firm, concentrating her practice on complex pharmaceutical and medical device cases. Katie actively works on the firm’s Essure, Zofran, metal-on-metal hip, and testosterone litigation, among others. Katie also litigates the firm’s personal injury and medical malpractice cases in state and federal court.

Katie is an active member of the American Association for Justice and the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ). She currently serves as the co-chair of the MAJ’s New Lawyers Section. Katie is an active member of the Women's Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Federal Bar Association, and Women en Mass.


Katie graduated in 2013 from the University of Baltimore School of Law (Magna Cum Laude) where she was Managing Editor of the school’s Journal of Land and Development. During law school, she also worked as a student attorney for the Civil Advocacy Clinic where she advocated on behalf of disadvantaged clients in a variety of civil matters before courts and administrative agencies. These experiences helped foster Katie’s passion for representing plaintiffs in a variety of civil cases.

Katie takes great pride in being a native of Maryland. She grew up in Rockville, lived on the eastern shore for a time, lived in Baltimore for a time, and now calls Olney, Maryland her hometown. Katie’s hobbies include traveling, sports (especially college basketball), dogs, and family. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their Labrador retriever, Emma.

When I got involved in the Essure litigation, I could not believe the number of women who were seriously injured by a medical product that was approved by the FDA. Even worse, that the manufacturer kept denying—and hiding—the problems.