Justine has distinguished herself as a tenacious attorney who is not afraid to take on the most sophisticated and complex cases. A talented litigator, she is committed to finding the solution that best meets a client’s goals, whether that means negotiating a settlement, taking a matter to arbitration or trial, or appealing a court decision. With admissions in both state and federal courts and skills in appellate law, Justine can see every case through to the finish line.
Much of Justine’s current legal work focuses on real estate law and the representation of borrowers, lenders, developers and tenants in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation. She also frequently works on behalf of individuals, middle-market and small businesses in such matters as contract and shareholder disputes.
Justine also serves in leadership roles within KJK. As Associate General Counsel, she provides the firm advice and consultation on ethical issues and keeps KJK attorneys aware of changes in rules regulating the profession. As a senior litigation associate, Justine is also responsible for managing and mentoring associates in the department.
Outside of her client work, Justine has served as an adjunct professor teaching appellate practice at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and is an avid rock climber, who recently finished her tenure on the board of the Ohio Climbers Coalition.
“I enjoy rock climbing. It requires grit, determination, on the spot problem solving, accurate appraisal of risk and confidence―the same tasks and strengths required for successful litigation .” – Justine Lara Konicki