Jennifer Ryan Lazenby
Attorney at Law
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby has over 23 years of experience representing businesses, families and individuals in litigation matters. Jennifer is a problem solver, who works to effectively and economically accomplish her clients’ goals from planning stages and risk management to full-blown litigation. If Jennifer is not able to assist, she will suggest one or more referrals.
Prior to forming Lazenby Law LLC, Jennifer practiced with the same large, regional law firm in its Towson, Maryland office for more than 22 years – beginning as a Summer Associate in 1997 and leaving as a Partner in 2021. She formed her own law firm in 2021 to provide her clients with the same large firm skill, quality and experience but with the value and attention offered by solo practitioners and small firms.
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby is a graduate of the Notre Dame Preparatory School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware in 1993 and she is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland. After a brief career in auditing, Jennifer enrolled in law school at the University of Baltimore. She graduated magna cum laude with her Juris Doctor in 1998 and immediately began practicing law as a litigator. Early on, Jennifer defended drivers and insurance companies in automobile tort claims and she handled dozens of district court and circuit court trials.
Her practice evolved into commercial real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant claims, quiet title actions and land use administrative hearings, lawsuits and appeals. That real estate work led to representing clients in estate and trust disputes. Jennifer is experienced in a wide range of litigation matters in the Orphans’ Courts, District Courts and Circuit Courts throughout the State of Maryland with Baltimore County as her home base.
Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby’s practice includes the pursuit and/or defense of will caveats, fiduciary removal actions, trust disputes, estate disputes and guardianships.
Real Estate Litigation
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby’s practice includes zealous advocacy in neighbor disputes, including covenant enforcement cases and adverse
possession/prescriptive easement claims. Jennifer also represents landlords and tenants in commercial failure to pay rent, holdover and other breach of lease actions pending in both the District Courts and Circuit Courts of Maryland.
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby represents entities and individuals in all kinds of business disputes, including employment matters, collections and contract disputes. Although she is labeled as a litigator, Jennifer is apt to provide risk management advice to assist clients in avoiding litigation altogether.
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby is a certified mediator in the State of Maryland. Although she does not actively act as an independent mediator for hire, her mediation training and skills compliment her law practice. As a problem solver, Jennifer is able to find creative ways to get matters settled short of trial, saving clients significant fees and costs while also eliminating risks.
Awards | Memberships
Jennifer is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association and Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Jennifer Ryan Lazenby is recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, 2013–present. In addition, she was selected to Maryland Rising Stars® 2009 – 2011 and Super Lawyers® 2013 – 2022.
Previously, Jennifer served as the Treasurer of the Carroll Manor Recreation Council, where her sons played nearly every sport. She also served as a board member of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.