Justine is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in complex medical malpractice and general litigation matters. She has a specific focus on municipal law and supports the firm's representation of the City of New York as outside counsel appointed by the City of New York Law Department, Office of Corporation Counsel. In that capacity, she meets with clients to prepare them for investigatory interviews with state agencies. She also supports the firm’s representation of a major metropolitan hospital system in its complex medical malpractice cases.
With nearly a decade of experience in litigation, Justine has honed her skills in all aspects of complex litigation management, particularly in cases involving complicated damages issues. She has helped prepare the defense strategy in more than 200 cases and is well-versed in analyzing and assessing potential claim exposure to keep clients informed of potential risks.
Justine's experience extends to the courtroom, where she is involved in drafting and orally arguing substantive motions, including motions for summary judgment, re-argument/renewal, dismissal, and compelled discovery. She has also drafted appellate briefs and successfully argued on behalf of clients at the appellate level.
Before joining Harris Beach, Justine focused on defending medical and dental professionals, successfully negotiating settlements and securing a courtroom defense verdict on behalf of a client.