Justin D. Kreindel Associate

     

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Justin Kreindel helps public and private-sector clients identify and prevent exposures, capably managing reaction and recovery should they occur. Justin handles virtually every type of case – from a small claim to the most complex legal matter and all the transactional and jurisdictional issues in between. In addition, Justin works with clients on intellectual property matters.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Justin worked for nine years at a boutique law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, that represented large apartment management companies and corporate owners. His experience includes defending clients against mold exposure claims and other personal injury claims, enforcing creditors' rights in bankruptcy court, and providing general risk management advice and services.

Justin interned with the Federal Aviation Administration, the American Civil Liberties Union, and a boutique intellectual property law firm located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Representative Matters

Served as first-chair counsel in a jury trial in which client, a landlord, was defending a claim for breach of contract and property damages following a major flood in the tenant/plaintiff’s apartment. The jury returned a complete defense verdict.

Successfully defended a mold exposure personal injury lawsuit as second-chair counsel in a jury trial in which plaintiff was seeking personal injury and property damages in excess of $150,000. The jury returned a complete defense verdict.

Defended a wrongful eviction suit as first-chair counsel in a bench trial where plaintiff was seeking in excess of $300,000 and defendant was in default; the court awarded a judgment of only $5,500 based on our successful attack on the plaintiff’s credibility and based on his failure to properly prove his damages despite liability being admitted due to default.

Obtained a published opinion from the Georgia Court of Appeals that affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to our client in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Reached an extremely favorable settlement agreement on behalf of the defendant in a mold exposure lawsuit after the trial court granted a Daubert motion to disqualify the plaintiff’s expert medical witness and therefore granted our motion for summary judgment as to the plaintiff’s significant personal injury claims. Responsible for taking the deposition of plaintiff’s medical expert upon which the Daubert ruling was based and for drafting the Daubert motion in its entirety.

Drafted an appellate brief in a mold exposure case, where the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of our client in an unpublished opinion on the basis that all issues in the case were controlled adversely