Throughout her education and now in 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. Ms. Racine was a distinguished A.J. Drexel Scholar at Drexel University, from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and Politics 2004. Then, while working full time as a litigation paralegal, Ms. Racine attended in the evening Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. In 2008, she earned 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. Annually, since 2012, she has been named a “Super Lawyer-Rising Star” by Philadelphia Magazine, a selective distinction given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania forty years old or younger. In 2015, The Legal Intelligencer honored Ms. Racine as one of the 2015 Diverse Attorneys of the Year. In 2016, she was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. In April 2017, she received the inaugural Joanne A. Epps Award from the Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, Black Law Student Association. In June 2018, Ms. Racine was presented with the Judge Doris May Harris Image Award by the Women Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association.
Additionally, Ms. Racine has contributed to chapters in Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice (2017 Edition) and Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice (2017 Edition).
In 2017, Ms. Racine was elected to serve a three-year term on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, for which she is vice chair. In 2018, Governor Wolf appointed Ms. Racine to serve on the Judicial Advisory Commission for the appointment of judicial offices. Ms. Racine previously co-chaired the Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee and is a past President of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc. Ms. Racine is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates and serves on the Board of Directors for Community Legal Services and for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
- Accidents at Work
- Car Accidents
- Civil Rights
- Construction Accidents
- Consumer Products
- Products Liability
- Premises Liability
- Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Bar Association
Vice Chair, Board of Governors
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Directors
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member of House of Delegates
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Board of Governors
- National Bar Association
- 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 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.