Patti L. Burshtyn serves as an associate attorney in our Asbestos Litigation group. She was welcomed to the firm in 2001, after spending two terms as a clerk in the chambers of New Jersey Superior Court Judge Donald S. Goldman, where, in addition to mediating civil disputes, she also researched and wrote memoranda touching upon civil and criminal matters (contracts, insurance, personal injury, and constitutional rights), ensured that motions complied with court rules, and made disposition recommendations on substantive issues of law.
At Weitz & Luxenberg, Ms. Burshtyn has to date helped win for asbestos-exposure victims a combined total of $62 million in verdicts (in one case alone, $37 million on behalf of a boilermaker’s widow and a steamfitter’s daughter; in another, $25 million on behalf of a brake repairman).
She also has helped secure substantial sums in settlement of a number of other cases (most recently, on behalf of 12 mesothelioma victims suing 50 companies).
A member of the American Bar Assn. and the New York Bar Assn., Ms. Burshtyn is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, privileges she has enjoyed since 2000. Ms. Burstyn received a juris doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1999.
During her time there, she was a member of Fordham Law Women and the Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity, participated in the William Hughes Mulligan Moot Court Competition, and served on the staff of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.
Ms. Burshtyn is a 1996 magna cum laude graduate of State University of New York, Albany, where she majored in political science.
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1999
- B.S., State University of New York, Albany, 1996
ASSOCIATIONS AND LICENSES:
- American Bar Assn.
- New York State Bar Assn.
- New York
- New Jersey
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