From her education to the courtroom, Amber Racine knows hard work, skill and determination. She uses them every day when successfully representing catastrophically injured plaintiffs in product liability, premises liability and general negligence actions. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in History and Politics from Drexel University in 2004, Ms. Racine was a distinguished A.J. Drexel Scholar. After graduation, while working full time as a paralegal at a litigation firm, Ms. Racine enrolled in Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law attending classes in the evening. In 2008, she received her law degree and was awarded Distinguished Classroom Performance and Outstanding Oral Advocacy Awards.
In 2011, The Legal Intelligencer named Ms. Racine, a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” an honor reserved for outstanding young attorneys on the road to becoming future leaders. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was named a “Super Lawyer—Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine, a selective distinction given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys 40 years old or younger in Pennsylvania. Additionally, Ms. Racine co-authored two legal resource books: The Library of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms (Volumes I and II) and Pennsylvania Causes of Action (Volume I). The Bar Association also recently asked Ms. Racine to write an article about the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
Ms. Racine is the Immediate Past President of the Barristers’ Association and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2009. She is a past recipient of the association’s President’s Award (2010). She’s also a member of The Legal Intelligencer’s Young Lawyer Editorial Board and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
- Accidents at Work
- Car Accidents
- Civil Rights
- Construction Accidents
- Consumer Products
- Products Liability
- Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- National Bar Association
- University of Pennsylvania – American Inn of Court
- Drexel University, 2004
- James E. Beasley School of
Law Temple University, 2008
Confidential Settlement for Client Injured When Wheelchair Tipped Over
Our wheelchair bound client suffered a traumatic brain injury with subarachnoid hemorrhage as a result of falling from a wheelchair ramp which violated the requirements of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). The owners of the medical office complex ignored tenant complaints related to the ramps’ unsafe slope, insufficient width and dangerous drop offs. Mark LeWinter and Amber Racine took the case over from our client’s prior counsel and quickly developed a record which increased its value and encouraged the defendants to seek out mediation. Confidential Settlement Against Recklessly Unsafe Employer:
Confidential Settlement Against Employer Whose Intentional Act Caused Injury
Although states’ workers compensation laws normally grant immunity to employers from lawsuits brought by their injured workers, in New Jersey it is still possible to sue an employer who acted with a substantial certainty that its staff would suffer an injury. After Mike’s right hand was crushed and degloved in a rubber mill, it was discovered that the employer had moved the safety guards – to increase production – that rendered the guards ineffective. Mark LeWinter and Amber Racine were able to successful overcome the Workers’ Compensation exclusive remedy provisions to accomplish a well-deserved settlement on the eve of trial.
Confidential Seven Figure Settlement for Car’s Airbag Failure that Caused Fatal Injuries
Our firm represented the estate of a woman who was tragically killed in a head on motor vehicle accident. While the accident was caused by the negligence of the other driver, the airbag in our client’s vehicle failed to deploy, despite the direct impact of the collision, causing fatal injuries. Mark LeWinter and Amber Racine successfully developed the theory that the airbag’s components were faulty. In advance of mediation, our team created and presented a settlement video that truly depicted the tragic losses our clients suffered as a result of losing their wife/mother. As a result of the dedicated persistence of our team, mediation resulted in a significant settlement.