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Jessica Braunstein’s indoctrination into the workers’ compensation community began when she was only seven years old, attending administrative proceedings with her father on bring-your-daughter-to-work day. She initially planted her professional roots in workers’ compensation law at the ripe young age of 14 years old, when she began working at her father’s law firm as a file clerk.
Since then, Ms. Braunstein has achieved substantial academic and professional success independently, and today, hers is a well-known name with a stellar reputation among fellow members of her legal community. For example, as a student of New York Law School (her father’s alma mater), Ms. Braunstein thrived as a Junior Staff Editor for the New York Law School Law Review, a position she had earned by academically ranking in the top 10% of her class. As a law student, Ms. Braunstein remained active in the workers’ compensation community; for example, she coordinated with other attorneys, lobbyists, and activists across the Nation in a results-driven effort to lobby against workers’ compensation “opt-out” legislation — laws which allow employers to choose to not maintain a workers’ compensation policy, which can have the effect of stripping disabled employees of the financial lifeline afforded by state workers’ compensation laws.
As a newly admitted attorney, Ms. Braunstein gained intensive litigation experience as a civil prosecutor for the New York City Department of Buildings, where she represented the City daily in fast-paced legal proceedings, enforcing rules and laws aimed at protecting the safety and well-being of millions of City-dwellers. Ms. Braunstein went on to practice as a civil litigator for a high-end law firm on the east end of Long Island, bringing various types of actions in the Suffolk County Supreme Court. Ms. Braunstein has since returned to the Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, this time as an attorney with a diverse portfolio of experience.