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Justine Harris Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers

Sher Tremonte LLP is proud to announce that our partner Justine A. Harris has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, at the College’s 2023 Spring meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province and there are approximately 5,800 members.

Widely known for her rigorous advocacy and unwavering dedication to her clients’ needs, Justine represents individuals in high-stakes criminal matters and complex regulatory proceedings. She obtains jury acquittals in tough cases, has won pretrial motions to dismiss, and routinely achieves favorable sentencing outcomes.  Many of her clients have had their charges reduced or were able to avoid criminal liability altogether.  Justine’s cases have involved a range of  complex financial and legal issues, including insider trading, securities fraud, bank fraud, campaign finance fraud, RICO, mortgage fraud, terrorism, obstruction of justice, bribery, and tax fraud. She also represents individuals in sensitive federal and state grand jury proceedings; internal investigations; and investigations conducted by government agencies, including the SEC, the Consumer Financial Protection Board, and the New York State Attorney General. Justine is Chair of the Board of the Federal Defenders of New York, and serves on the boards of the Center for Appellate Litigation and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.  She was recently honored with the 2022 Ian Yankwitt Equalizer Award by Gideon’s Promise, an organization that trains and supports public defenders, for her work during the COVID 19 pandemic coordinating compassionate release petitions on behalf of federal inmates around the country. Read more about Justine and her work here.