Jeanmarie Whalen Receives Justice Barbara Pariente Award

Domnick Cunningham & Whalen is pleased to announce that Jeanmarie Whalen has been awarded the Justice Barbara Pariente Award.

Each year, the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) presents this prestigious award to an individual or organization who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting women in the legal community through their efforts, innovation and leadership. The award is named in honor of Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, who exemplifies the qualities and attributes associated with the honor.  Ms. Whalen was presented with the award on June 21, 2017, at a ceremony hosted at the Kravis Center.

Ms. Whalen’s fervent commitment to leadership, diversity and the advancement of women in the legal profession throughout her legal career earned her this notable award.  The only two term President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL, Ms. Whalen then went on to become the first woman from Palm Beach County to serve as State FAWL President.  In addition to her leadership in FAWL, Ms. Whalen was one of the founding members and Chair of the Florida Justice Association’s Women’s Caucus.  As a Board of Governor for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and Chair of the Association’s national election committee, Ms. Whalen has taken her commitment to leadership to a national stage.  She currently serves as Secretary for the AAJ National Trucking Litigation Group (TLG), and will become the second woman in the history of the organization to lead TLG.

In addition to her professional service, Ms. Whalen has devoted countless hours to educating women attorneys in various aspects of trial practice.  She established FAWL’s Trial Advocacy Skills seminar series, which she chaired for several years.  She has also lectured at numerous seminars throughout the country for the American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, FAWL, and other state trial lawyer associations, and has authored multiple legal articles for professional publications.

Domnick Cunningham & Whalen is a national civil litigation firm based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The firm specializes in complex litigation including catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, nursing home abuse, trucking, and bad faith litigation.  For more information, visit or call 561-625-6260.