Jennifer K. Sustacek


Phone: 612.341.0400
Fax: 612.341.0844
Office: Minneapolis

Jennifer Sustacek is a member of the firm’s drug and device team, where she supports clients in the transvaginal mesh, St. Jude defibrillators, and Invokana litigations as they navigate the often challenging journey in seeking recovery from the often-debilitating injuries they experienced from these medical products. She also works with other litigation teams in the drug and device practice, focusing on client support, communications, and strategy.

Jennifer began her career at Zimmerman Reed as a law clerk while she was in law school. After she earned her law degree, Jennifer became an associate and then a partner at the firm. In her practice, Jennifer was counsel in large, complicated class and mass tort litigation involving defective medical devices, products liability, consumer fraud, and food contamination. Jennifer’s expertise has been acknowledged by courts in appointing her to leadership positions in complex matters venued throughout the United States.  Jennifer left the firm in 2004 – to focus her leadership skills in raising her three boys.  We are grateful to have her back at the firm.

Jennifer earned her B.A. from Hamline University in 1991 and her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline Law School in 1994. Throughout her law career and in her hiatus away from the practice, Jennifer has actively participated in advocacy groups. Currently, Jennifer counsels families through an interfaith housing collaborative where she works with families in emergency shelter programs. She also serves as a mentor to families as they transition from emergency shelters to stable housing.


  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law)
  • B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Hamline University

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