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 commentator on women's rights, domestic violence and sexual assault related issues.
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, founded or 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 professionals and advocates and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Andronici has a unique blend of expertise related to women's rights and victims rights. Her practice areas have included Title IX, Title IV, Section 1983 cases, child sexual abuse civil liability, protection from abuse and domestic violence family law.
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 legal services programs including the Centre County Women's Resource Center and the Maryland Women’s Law Center.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, 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 thousands of 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, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
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 attorney, or consulting with an organization, I always strive to provide my clients the support and information they need make decisions that work for them. My job, in some ways, is very simple. To empower my clients to make their own choices based on the best possible information."