The legal career of Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk)
Savage She-Hulk #1 – Savage She-Hulk #25:
Just out of law school, Jennifer Walters, Esq. hung up her shingle as a solo practitioner in the state of California. Like many attorneys running their own practice, Jen acted as a jack-of-all-trades in order to make ends meet. She performed criminal defense work, but also negotiated contract disputes and class action civil remedies. She even once received special dispensation from the district attorney as a special prosecutor to pursue criminal charges against Stark International. Once she became more comfortable living as She-Hulk and moved to New York, however, Jennifer allowed her license to lapse and was no longer barred to practice law in California. Years later, she received outside assistance when it came to appearing in court for a Los Angeles case.
Sensational She-Hulk #3 – Sensational She-Hulk #10:
During her original runs with the Avengers and Fantastic Four, She-Hulk entertained herself in life purely as an adventurer, living off of Tony Stark’s Avengers stipend and the free housing of her super-team affiliations. Still, she eventually got back into legal practice, and even argued before the Supreme Court against the first Superhuman Registration Law from the Acts of Vengeance. At the start of her solo series, Jennifer was recruited by Louise Mason to become an Assistant District Attorney for the State of New York, indicating she had passed the bar exam for New York.
Sensational She-Hulk #18 – Sensational She-Hulk #30:
When She-Hulk saved a group of people outside the courthouse from a falling crane, the defense attorney she was facing in court argued to the judge that her heroism could prejudice the jury in her favor. Fearing more motions like this, D.A. Tower had to let Jennifer go. Jen and Louise left the D.A.’s office and established Jennifer as a private practitioner again. She received several lucrative case referrals from an admirer, Lexington Loopner.
Sensational She-Hulk #31 – Heroes for Hire (1st series) #8:
When John Byrne returned to She-Hulk’s solo series, he undid many of the changes introduced by the subsequent writers, including returning her to the D.A.’s office.
Heroes for Hire (1st series) #8 – Heroes for Hire (1st series) #19:
At one point, Jennifer was lured away from the D.A.’s office to become a partner at Hogarth & Associates. Jeryn Hogarth was a long-time lawyer for Rand-Meachum, which was absorbed into Oracle, Inc., the current corporate sponsors for the Heroes for Hire. While Jennifer insisted her association with Oracle and the Heroes was strictly in a legal capacity, she was quickly caught up in missions and adventures with the Heroes for Hire field team (although she still billed them at her hourly rate as an attorney). The cancellation of Heroes for Hire left her employment with Hogarth as a question mark and has never been followed up on.
She-Hulk (1st series) #1:
At some point, Jennifer returned to work for D.A. Tower as an Assistant District Attorney. In events very similar to the previous incident from Sensational She-Hulk, Mallory Book of GLK&H faced Jen in court and got a guilty verdict thrown out because She-Hulk and the Avengers "saved the world", which could have prejudiced the jury. D.A. Tower let Jennifer go (again?) out of fear of future motions like this.
GLK&H: She-Hulk (1st series) #2 – She-Hulk (2nd series) #21
FBI: She-Hulk (2nd series) #22 – She-Hulk (2nd series) #38
Jennifer was recruited by Holden Holliway to join the prestigious firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway. GLK&H was renowned in the legal field, but Holden had created a special branch of the firm dedicated to superhuman law, often facing novel concepts and opportunities to set new precedents in cases involving the super-powered, time travel, testifying ghosts and more. It was later revealed Holden Holliway had initiated the superhuman law firm to prepare for the defense of his granddaughter, who had become a delinquent super-villain. Jennifer’s time with GLK&H was fruitful and fun, but it came to an end when a conspiracy led to She-Hulk being disbarred. A super-villain client named Dark Art confessed to horrifying crimes while protected by lawyer-client confidentiality. Jennifer violated her oath as an attorney by announcing Dark Art’s crimes, which turned out to be fake anyway. She lost her license to practice law and became a superhuman bail enforcement agent freelancing for Freeman Bonding, Inc., a division of GLK&H. Her license was eventually reinstated behind-the-scenes.
She-Hulk (3rd series) #1:
Jennifer was not seen joining Paine & Luckberg, LLP, although she reportedly worked for them a full year, including her time with the replacement Fantastic Four and Future Foundation. At her annual review, however, Jen was chided by the senior partners and denied a bonus for not being a rainmaker bringing in her rolodex of superhuman friends as clients. Insulted, Jennifer quit on the spot to practice solo again.
She-Hulk (3rd series) #1 – She-Hulk (3rd series) #12:
Working in private practice, Jennifer Walters, Esq. set up shop at Idea Space, an office block run by Sharon King to cater to unique and superhuman businesses who had trouble qualifying for rent or insurance elsewhere. Other examples included Howard the Duck’s detective practice and Patsy Walker’s temp agency for unemployed super-beings. Jen hired a paralegal, the mysteriously mystical Angie Hahn. Unfortunately, her business fell apart after her coma and the trauma she experienced following Bruce’s death.
Hulk (4th series) #1 – She-Hulk #163:
During her emotional recovery, Jennifer wanted to distance herself from her superhuman identity and disappear into a more traditional legal firm. Ryu, Barber, Zucker and Scott provided her with steady work and clientele for a time. However, Jen’s returning self-confidence and reunion with her Hulk side led her to disagree with the senior partners’ take on her cases and clients, so she set out on her own once more.
She-Hulk (4th series) #1 – to present:
She-Hulk stopped practicing law during her tenure as a supercharged Hulk at Avengers Mountain. When the Celestials' extra gamma power was drained away, Jennifer decided to rebuild her career as an attorney, beginning with clearing herself of trumped up charges previously leveled against her by the Russian courts. Jen was hired by Mallory Book to work for her new firm providing entry-level attorney services, provided she kept the "super" aspect of her life out of her work.