Jennifer Schrack Dempsey Receives the Peter Perlman Service Award

Boise, Idaho – Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Dempsey, PLLC is pleased to announce that Partner, Jennifer Schrack Dempsey, is a proud recipient of the Peter Perlman Service Award. The award recognizes LCA Fellows who contribute in meaningful ways to society by giving back their time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others. In the words of Peter Perlman, “The profession of law not only allows us to advocate on behalf of those whose rights need to be protected but gives us a platform to improve the quality of life for those not engaged in the legal system. The betterment of society, the environment, and our way of life, improvement of the positions of people who have faced challenges outside their control, and effecting change on behalf of those without a strong voice are all causes we should take on as professionals as we work within one of the very pillars of our government. The practice of law is what we do, but our opportunities to protect and defend transcend the profession.”

Licensed in both Idaho and California, Ms. Dempsey specializes in risk management and trial work for both plaintiffs and defendants, individual and corporate. Ms. Dempsey has won trials and reached favorable resolutions across a wide range of matters—labor and employment, products liability, construction defects, data breach, intellectual property, and complex business disputes, with a special expertise in agribusiness. To serve her community, Ms. Dempsey helps vulnerable members of our society who too frequently fall through the cracks of our legal system. In particular, Boise is a longtime refugee city experiencing a serious influx of families fleeing uncontrolled violence. Ms. Dempsey is devoted to helping these families by serving as a pro bono attorney for Project Laura (“Latin American Unaccompanied-Child & Refugee Assistance”), a non-profit legal service provider for unrepresented refugees facing deportation. Ms. Dempsey helps immigrants find professional success in Boise, by serving as a volunteer “career trainer” for Global Talent Idaho, a non-profit that provides formal training and personalized coaching to immigrants and refugees rebuilding their prior professional careers in Idaho. Ms. Dempsey has also served as a mentor to high-school female refugees, helping them navigate both cultural and academic differences. Ms. Dempsey is devoted to helping at-risk children by serving as a volunteer attorney guardian ad litem for guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, and as a volunteer attorney for CASA guardians ad litem in the child protection arena. Finally, Ms. Dempsey commits herself to improving the inclusivity of the legal profession through her work as a past vice-president and board member, and current member, of the Idaho Women Lawyers, a 40-year old nonprofit devoted to advancing diversity through the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women in the legal profession.

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively. The LCA has offices in New York, NY, Washington, DC, Birmingham, AL, and Seaside, FL.


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For more information about the Peter Perlman Service Awards or the Litigation Counsel of America, please contact Beth Rich at or 212-724-4128.