Jennifer A. Mancuso
Model-turned-lawyer Jennifer A. Mancuso is anything but the typical attorney. She is much more than the founder of her own successful law firm, J.A.M. Law Professional Corporation. She is a multifaceted entrepreneurial powerhouse, a personal injury attorney with a booming cosmetics line that is taking the beauty industry by storm—and she just so happens to be a judge for Miss Universe Canada. She is the quintessential story of young girl with a dream who grew up to live it. “I always dreamed of becoming a lawyer and making that dream a reality is my greatest achievement,” she shares. “Now, with my cosmetics line, I’m living proof that anything is possible if you’re willing to work hard for it.”
Jennifer founded J.A.M. Law Professional Corporation three years ago after working for insurance companies as a defense attorney focusing on motor vehicle accidents and personal injury claims. Having worked for both the plaintiff side and the defense side, she is now a champion of the plaintiffs, using her well-rounded perspective from both sides of the table to serve her clients with her unique dual insight into the opposition. While her segue into the world of cosmetics might seem a disjointed leap, it was a serendipitous convergence of her experience as both a model and an attorney that landed her at this obvious destination.
Discovered by a top modeling agency at a young age, Jennifer continued modeling while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at York University, where she graduated with a B.A. (Hons) and received the Women’s Studies Excellent Academic Achievement Award and the Faculty of Arts Sessional Academic Achievement Award for both her upper years. She juggled both modeling and the rigors of law school at the University of New Brunswick, and though she found it challenging to stay focused, she kept her sights on her dream of a legal profession, receiving the award for First in Class in Evidence while at the same time completing the Negotiation Course at Harvard Law School.
Shortly after she began practicing law, Jennifer was asked to judge the Miss Universe Canada pageant, a role that she served in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. With her experience as both an attorney and as a pageant judge, she launched J.A.M. Law Professional Corporation and J.A.M. Beauty Inc., “a cosmetics line created for each and every beauty queen, with the goal to be the go-to staple brand for all beauty queens.” All of the company’s products are made in Canada, with the exception of its cruelty-free lashes, and all are non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and not tested on animals. Committed to health and safety, it maintains strict compliance with EU regulations to produce cosmetics that contain no trace of harmful ingredients.
With her natural entrepreneurial spirit driving her, Jennifer has no intention of resting on the laurels of her success. She sees expansion on the horizon, with her sights set beyond her Canadian borders. “I want my beauty brand to not just be the go-to brand for all beauty queens in Canada, but for beauty queens all around the world.” Given all that Jennifer has accomplished in such a short time, it is all but certain that before long people everywhere will know the name J.A.M. Beauty Inc.
Jennifer A. Mancuso
Model-Turned-Lawyer — J.A.M. Law Professional Corporation
1 Yonge Street, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E5
Download the Top 100 Canadian Professionals magazine and check out Jennifer's feature on page 6.