Jenna E. McDonnell

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter – Local Director, Co-Chair of the Membership Committee

Past Engagements:

  • Say Yes! Legal Task Force volunteer
  • Lawyers for Learning – Tutor

Civic Memberships:

  • Pet Emergency Fund – Board Member
  • United Church Home Society –  Former Vice Chair of Board of Trustees


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019-2023


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. (2013)
    Journal of International Law & Commerce – Member
    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Niagara University, B.A. (summa cum laude) 2010
    President’s Society – Member
    Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society
    Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Practice Areas:

Direct Phone Number: (716) 242-8117

Jenna McDonnell is a Partner in the Defense Litigation department at Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will LLP.  Ms. McDonnell is experienced in the defense of casualty and negligence matters including toxic tort liability, trucking liability, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, products liability and municipal liability claims.

Ms. McDonnell is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Western District of New York and Northern District of New York.  Ms. McDonnell regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout New York and handles matters from initial case investigation through dispute resolution.

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