Julissa Proaño is an associate at Cruser, Mitchell Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP. Her primary focus is in civil tort litigation, specializing in the areas of automotive litigation, premises liability claims, and claims relating to uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits.
Prior to joining Cruser Mitchell, Julissa spent a few years in the plaintiff’s bar where her practice focused on personal injury, wrongful death, governmental official misconduct and employment discrimination. Her prior experience with plaintiff firms gives her an edge on her adversaries, having handled cases from their perspective.
Julissa earned her Juris Doctor from City University of New York School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Stony Brook University. While attending law school, she was a Judicial Intern at Queens County Supreme Court for the Honorable Elizabeth Yablon; before that, she worked as a Summer Extern with the Honorable Leonard D. Wexler in 2014 in the United States District Court of the Eastern District. During her final year of law school, Ms. Proaño was personally selected to be a Teacher’s Assistant for the Trial Practice course.
City University of New York School of Law
Stony Brook University
Areas of practice, ,
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
New York State Bar Association
AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Certificate of Achievement ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)