Joanne Wischerth has a comprehensive legal background, having practiced commercial, products and professional liability litigation at a prominent New York law firm, representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small closely- held businesses in complex cases with a high degree of exposure.
Joanne graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1992, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double-minor in Spanish and Broadcast Publishing. Following graduation, Joanne worked as a paralegal in the Special Victims Bureau of the Queens District Attorney’s Office under District Attorney Richard A. Brown. While with the Queens DA’s Office, Joanne worked on all areas of trial preparation in felony cases of a highly sensitive and delicate nature.
Joanne earned her Juris Doctor at St. John’s University School of Law where she served as the Research Editor of the St. John’s Law Review. While in law school, Joanne worked as an intern with the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Joanne also earned a coveted internship with the Honorable Frank X. Altimari in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she assisted in the preparation of federal pleadings and motions.
Joanne resides on Long Island with her husband and four children. Joanne is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey as well as the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.