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Jennifer Ploetz Williams


Jennifer joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2007 and is the Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department. She concentrates her practice in civil litigation including commercial disputes, products liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, professional liability, labor law/construction site liability, civil rights claims, municipal liability and insurance coverage. Jennifer spends her time away from the office playing golf and volleyball, boating and spending time with her husband Robert and her English Bulldogs Rosie and Rocco.

  • Practiced law with a Syracuse litigation law firm where she focused on civil litigation matters


  • Co-Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Sixth Judicial District Representative of the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association


  • Vice-President of Vera House, Inc.’s Board of Directors
  • Named as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers”
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Brockport
  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals


Mackenzie Hughes LLP Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

SYRACUSE, NY – Mackenzie Hughes LLP is pleased that eight of its lawyers have been named as Super Lawyers in the 2018 edition of New York Super Lawyers Upstate magazine. The list includes: Stephen T. Helmer, Business & Civil Litigation; Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice; Ami S. Longstreet, Estate Planning & Probate; Elder Law; James…

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Jennifer Ploetz Williams Named Partner at Mackenzie Hughes LLP

Jennifer Ploetz Williams has been elected to the partnership at Mackenzie Hughes LLP. A member of the law firm’s litigation department since 2007, Williams’ practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial disputes, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and insurance coverage. “Jen has been a tremendous asset to Mackenzie Hughes and our clients…

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The 411 on Construction Contract Insurance Provisions

Are you a business owner who is considering a physical expansion which may involve a construction project? If so, you will likely enter into a contract with the General Contractor (GC) or Construction Manager (CM) which you may believe provides you certain protections from potential personal injury claims from workers hurt on the project. You…

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