Joan Levin, a partner at VLMMR since 2001, began her legal career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP. Coming from a family of physicians and dentists, Joan always felt a strong commitment to the healthcare community, and naturally gravitated to defending cases of alleged malpractice. Except for one year when Joan worked on the plaintiff’s side of litigation, where she first met her husband Chuck Lohrfink in court on the opposite side of the case, she has defended physicians and hospitals in complex medical cases and appellate matters for 30 years.
Joan has successfully defended the rights of medical practitioners and facilities in numerous venues throughout New York State and is widely respected as one of the preeminent medical defense attorneys.
Joan received her undergraduate degree from of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from NYU School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She was raised in Providence, RI but has lived in New York City and Westchester County, NY, since law school.