Avery Hemmings was a defense attorney for coffee importers Pierson Bartlett and P.J. Bartlett when they were accused of murdering Jenna Ludlow, P.J.'s fiancée. She murdered Jenna herself out of jealousy. She took her own life, along with P.J.
Hemmings was P.J.'s attorney, and she blamed SVU for accusing her client of murdering Jenna.
While watching a video of Jenna's murder, she protested that the video be turned off and ran off before the murderer, which was Hemmings herself, was revealed on the video. She opened a fire escape and attempted to commit suicide by jumping before Pierson, P.J., Casey, Benson, and Stabler followed her. Admitting that she tampered with the juror and hired the PI, P.J. grabs her legs. However, before she could get back on the roof, and after admitting her love to P.J., saying that nothing will tear him away from her ever again, she jumps off the ledge carrying P.J. with her, killing them both on the roof of a car.
- Jenna Ludlow (bashed over the head with a lamp)
- P.J. Bartlett (pulled over the side of a building)