Jennifer E. Walker
- Licensed: 2009
- Joined Firm: 2017
Chicago, IL 60601
Areas of Practice
- Appellate Law
- Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Law
- Cannabis Business Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Insurance Law
- Real Estate Law
- Real Estate Litigation and Title Insurance Law
Honors & Awards
- DePaul University College of Law Appellate Moot Court Team
- Best Brief Award, 2009
- 14th Whittier Law School, First-Place Team, 2009
- DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2009
- University of Michigan, B.A., 2006
Bar & Court Admissions
- Illinois, 2009
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2019
A member of Plunkett Cooney's Chicago office, Jennifer E. Walker focuses her practice primarily in the areas of residential and commercial mortgage foreclosure litigation and collection law.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms Walker worked for one of the largest foreclosure law firms in Illinois, prosecuting thousands of foreclosures on behalf of numerous lending institutions.
As a litigator, Ms. Walker has argued matters before numerous courts throughout Chicago and in surrounding counties. She has developed a reputation as being fair-minded while aggressively advocating on behalf of her clients.
Her courtroom experience includes handling matters involving breach of contract, fraud, defense and enforcement of mechanic's liens, the Truth in Lending Act and creditor's rights issues. She has also handled appeals on behalf of her clients before the Illinois First District Appellate Court.
Ms. Walker is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago bar associations. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2006.
Representative Client Work
- Preparation of client memorandum, advising of changes and updates to Illinois and local municipal laws
- Representation of lenders in residential and commercial foreclosure litigation
- Defense against claims of violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
- Representation of creditors in post-judgment collection lawsuits, including citation examinations to determine available assets for recovery and turnover of assets
- Representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, including filing proofs of claims and motions for relief from the automatic stay
- Representation of landlords in evictions of commercial and residential tenants
- Representation of lenders in replevin actions of commercial vehicles and equipment
- Negotiation of repayment plans, loan modification and forbearance agreements for troubled loans
- Representation of lenders in appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court
- Successfully obtained summary judgment in trial court and reaffirmation of ruling by appellate court on issue of face-to-face meeting requirement under HUD regulations (PNC Bank Nat’l Assoc. v. Wilson, 2017 IL App (2d) 151189)
- Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Co. v. Ortiz, 2012 IL App (1st) 112755, 975 N.E.2d 178 (1st Dist. 2012)
- PNC Bank Nat’l Assoc. v Zubel, 2013 IL App (1st) 130976
- PNC Bank Nat’l Assoc. v Wilson, 2017 IL App (2d) 151189
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
Recent Blog Posts
- One Nation, With Cannabis and Justice for All
- Illinois Lifts Ban on Industrial Hemp
- Neighbors to the North Legalize Recreational Cannabis – Is U.S. Ready to Take Next Step?
- No Glass Ceiling Here... Only Wide Open 'Green Space'
- State Attorneys General Push Congress for Cannabis Industry Banking 'Safe Harbor'