Joel K. Gerstenblatt
Position: Partner
Phone: (401) 738-3600 ext. 11
Email: jgerstenblatt@jkglawri.com

Mr. Gerstenblatt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1973, with honors, and his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 1977, with distinction.  He has extensive experience in the handling of major defense litigation.  He has directed and participated in litigation arising out of wrongful death, coverage issues, and personal injury.  Mr. Gerstenblatt holds membership in both the American Bar Association, and Rhode Island Bar Association and is a founding member and current board member of the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island.  He is also a member of Defense Research Institute.  He is admitted to practice before all Rhode Island Courts and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.  Since 1994, Mr. Gerstenblatt has been the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Warwick.  Mr. Gerstenblatt has been certified as a mediator by the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island and actively serves as an arbitrator and mediator for insurance carriers and private parties.  Attorney Gerstenblatt has received the Martindale-Hubbell legal ability rating of AV (signifying "very high to preeminent"), the highest rating available.


Laurie Christensen
Position: Associate
Phone: (401) 738-3600 ext. 12
Email: lchristensen@jkglawri.com

Ms. Christensen attended Clark University and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Roger Williams University, with highest honors. She received her Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law, with honors. Ms. Christensen is a member of the American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island. Ms Christensen is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

 


Lea Parent
Position: Paralegal
Phone: 401-738-3600 ext.10
Email: lparent@jkglawri.com

Ms. Parent attended the Community College of Rhode Island concentrating in Paralegal Studies and obtained certification from the Katharine Gibbs School.  Ms. Parent has been with the firm since 2007.