About Ms. Andronici
Justine F. Andronici, J.D., has devoted her career to advocating for women's rights, victims rights and social justice.
Ms. Andronici is a trainer, consultant, advocate, attorney, educator, speaker, and expert in the arenas of sexual assault, domestic violence, and women's rights.
Ms. Andronici has extensive experience as an organizer, and project leader and communications specialist as well as as an attorney in the trenches, serving survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sex discrimination and harassment and domestic violence. She has has worked with hundreds of survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic violence and discrimination in the course of her career, helped to launch multiple community based domestic violence and sexual assault legal services programs, and serves as a consultant and expert trainer for other legal system professionals and advocates and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Andronici has a unique blend of expertise related to women's rights and victims rights. Her civil practice areas have included sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and civil rights civil law, including Title IX, Title IV, Section 1983 cases.
Ms. Andronici began her legal career as a Georgetown Law Women, Law and Public Policy Fellow, working on state and federal legislative issues related to reproductive rights. After completing her fellowship, she entered the courtroom as a victim’s rights attorney. She has represented survivors in private practice, as well as while serving as lead counsel at several legal services programs including the Centre County Women's Resource Center and the Maryland Women’s Law Center, and Huntingdon House, in Huntingdon PA.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Ms. Andronici worked on a wide range of women’s rights, civil rights and social justice issues as a grassroots organizer, project director and communications director for the Feminist Majority Foundation in Los Angeles California and Washington D.C.
Ms. Andronici has more than two decades of experience in the non-profit, social justice and social service sector and has served as a contributing writer and Advisory Board Member for Ms. Magazine and has served on several national and state non-profit boards, including the National Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW).
In addition to serving hundreds of individual survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault over the course of her legal career, Ms. Andronici represented multiple survivors in the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State University sexual abuse cases. Her clients included Matt Sandusky, survivors identified as 2, 3, 7 and 10 in the Sandusky criminal proceedings and others.
Ms. Andronici has earned numerous national awards for her work as an attorney, advocate and leader. She earned her J.D. cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a Sparer Public Interest Fellow. She received her B.A. cum laude from Colgate University with honors in political science.
Ms. Andronici is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C.(inactive) and Massachusetts (inactive).
She lives in Central Pennsylvania and is a certified yoga, conscious breathing, and meditation instructor, offering private instruction and workshops focused on finding calm and making change.
"Working with clients to help them identify best path forward for them is always my central and driving goal. Whether I am working with a survivor, training another victim's rights attorney, or consulting with an organization or system professionals, my job is very simple. To empower my clients to make their own choices and take action based on the best possible information."