Christine M. Schibani

Associate Attorney

EDUCATION:

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Hempstead, NY
Juris Doctorate, May 2000, Admitted July 2001

Activities: Member of Unemployment Action Center, Women in Law and Phi Alpha Delta, Member of Suffolk County Bar Association.

RIDER UNIVERSITY, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, December, 1996, Baccalaureate and Political Science Honors

Majors: Political Science and Psychology Minor: Baccalaureate Honors Program
Honors: Dean’s List student (6 semesters); Trustee Scholar and Clayton Family Endowed Scholar
Honor Societies: Honor Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi, Phi Sigma Alpha, and Phi Sigma Tau
Activities: President of the Law Society- 9/93-12/96, Mock Trial Team Captain, student member of the faculty Pre-law committee; and assisted the Law and Justice chairperson develop a Trial Advocacy course.
Thesis: The Diminishing Jury: The Effects of Reduced Jury Size and Nonunanimous Verdicts on a Defendant’s Right to a Fair Trial.

EXPERIENCE

Jacoby & Jacoby, Medford, New York
Associate, October 2001-present

Heavy negotiation of settlements for plaintiff personal injury clients directly with claims representatives and defense counsel. Represent clients in mediations and arbitrations. Attend preliminary conferences, compliance, certification and pre-trial conferences. Draft oppositions for liability and threshold motions for summary judgment. Draft Infant Compromise Orders and Petitions; Wrongful Death Compromise Orders and Petitions and Letters of Administration. Attend Infant Compromise Hearings. Draft Appellate Briefs. Perform client intakes. Heavy client contact. Conduct legal research in the areas of plaintiff negligence cases.

Lebit and Fruchter, Happauge, New York
Associate, May 1999-October 2001

Draft oppositions for liability and threshold motions for summary judgment and motions to preclude. Draft Summons and Complaints, Bills of Particulars, Responses to Discovery and Inspection and Note of Issues. Draft Infant Compromise Orders and Petitions; Wrongful Death Compromise Orders and Petitions and Letters of Administration. Perform client intakes. Heavy client contact. Prepare files for settlement: Gather and review medical records, draft correspondences to clients, attorneys and insurance companies, submit files for settlement review and follow up with insurance companies. Conduct legal research in the areas of plaintiff negligence cases, family law, bankruptcy and provisional remedies.

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