Joan Levin, who has been a partner at VLMMR since 2001, began her legal career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP. But coming from a family of physicians and dentists and feeling like a frustrated doctor herself, she left to pursue medical malpractice defense litigation. 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 received her under graduate degree from of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from NYU School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review, in 1980. She was raised in Providence, RI but has lived in New York City and Westchester County, NY, since law school.