Joan H. Osborne is of counsel to the firm and practices primarily in the area of defense of professional malpractice claims, focusing on multi-party construction related claims involving architects, engineers, surveyors, and landscape architects. With almost 20 years of combined experience in Pennsylvania and Arizona, in addition to New Jersey, her knowledge of the construction industry is diverse. Joan's practice involves the review and negotiation of complex contracts for professional services and loss prevention counseling. She has been lead litigation attorney on cases involving faulty EIFS installation, violation of the Consumer Fraud Act, toxic mold associated with property damage and personal injury, school construction claims, delay claims, and permit approval claims.
Joan has appeared in AAA Arbitrations and mediations as well as in the state and federal courts of New Jersey. She was successful trial and appellate counsel on Briggs v. Luisi A-1592-06T5 (NJ Super. App. Div. 2007) (Unpublished), a case of first impression regarding a contractor’s violation of the Consumer Fraud Act after making misrepresentations about the scope of repairs done to a purchasing homeowner. She has lectured in continuing education accredited seminars for licensed design professionals on issues of professional liability and compliance with professional regulations.
Joan has been on the Board of Directors for CASA for Children of Monmouth County since 2004 and was recently appointed by the Mayor of Howell Township to be a member, and the Chairperson of the Howell Township Environmental Commission for a three year term.
- Chairperson, Howell Township Environmental Commission
- Board of Directors, CASA for Children of Monmouth County
- Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association