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Center for Justice & Democracy

90 Broad St. Suite 401

New York, New York 10004

United States

Company Description

We support a legislative solution to the Asbestos Compensation Crisis. But victims of asbestos disease must not be victimized again by passage of legislation that is unfair. Timely and full payments must be made to asbestos victims. If that cannot be acco ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Lead Counsel

TMI Alert

Affiliations

Co-Founder
Americans for Insurance Reform

Trustee
Civil Justice Foundation

Co-Founder
AIR

Board Member
TPJ

Member of the Steering Committee
Brookings Institute/American Bar Association

Web References (199 Total References)


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Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director

Joanne Doroshow is the founder and executive director of the Center for Justice & Democracy and co-founder of Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR). She is also Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where she teaches "Civil Justice Through the Courts. An attorney, Doroshow has worked on civil justice issues since 1986, when she directed an insurance industry and liability project for Ralph Nader. Together, they developed some of the first educational materials used to fight "tort reform" around the country including Goliath: Lloyd's of London in the United States (1988) and Safeguarding Democracy: The Case for the Civil Jury (1992).
Doroshow founded CJ&D in 1998. As CJ&D Executive Director, she has testified before the U.S. Congress many times and appeared before numerous state legislatures around the country. She has written or co-authored numerous CJ&D studies and White Papers on civil justice issues including Premium Deceit: The Failure of "Tort Reform" to Cut Insurance Prices, The CALA Files: The Secret Campaign by Big Tobacco and Other Major Industries to Take Away Your Rights, The Bitterest Pill, and The Racial Implications of Tort Reform. She also edited Lifesavers: CJ&D's Guide to Lawsuits that Protect Us All, The Secret Chamber, Workers Compensation- A Cautionary Tale, How the Civil Justice System Protects Environmental Health and many other CJ&D publications.
Doroshow is a nationally recognized civil justice expert, frequently appearing on television and radio programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and NPR. She is regularly quoted in newspapers nationwide, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times. Doroshow has film and television production experience as well. She was one of the producers of the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary, The Panama Deception, and has worked on the theatrical, broadcast and video distribution of a number of films. In 1994 and 1995, she was a Segment Producer and Coordinating Producer for TV Nation, the Emmy Award-winning humorous political show by Michael Moore. She was also a Coordinating Producer of the documentary SiCKO (2007) and an Associate Producer of Fahrenheit 9/11.
From 1981 through 1985, Doroshow was lead counsel and spokesperson for TMI Alert, a community group working to block the restart of the TMI-1 nuclear reactor after the 1979 Three Mile Island accident and whose case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1992, she worked on the successful Supreme Court appeal of the Karen Silkwood case. From 1989 to 1990, Doroshow was the director of California-based Bhopal Justice Campaign, a coalition of community groups and leaders fighting for statewide support for victims of the India gas disaster.


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Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director

Joanne Doroshow is the founder and executive director of the Center for Justice & Democracy and co-founder of Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR). She is also Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where she teaches "Civil Justice Through the Courts. An attorney, Doroshow has worked on civil justice issues since 1986, when she directed an insurance industry and liability project for Ralph Nader. Together, they developed some of the first educational materials used to fight "tort reform" around the country including Goliath: Lloyd's of London in the United States (1988) and Safeguarding Democracy: The Case for the Civil Jury (1992).
Doroshow founded CJ&D in 1998. As CJ&D Executive Director, she has testified before the U.S. Congress many times and appeared before numerous state legislatures around the country. She has written or co-authored numerous CJ&D studies and White Papers on civil justice issues including Premium Deceit: The Failure of "Tort Reform" to Cut Insurance Prices, The CALA Files: The Secret Campaign by Big Tobacco and Other Major Industries to Take Away Your Rights, The Bitterest Pill, and The Racial Implications of Tort Reform. She also edited Lifesavers: CJ&D's Guide to Lawsuits that Protect Us All, The Secret Chamber, Workers Compensation- A Cautionary Tale, How the Civil Justice System Protects Environmental Health and many other CJ&D publications.
Doroshow is a nationally recognized civil justice expert, frequently appearing on television and radio programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, and NPR. She is regularly quoted in newspapers nationwide, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times. Doroshow has film and television production experience as well. She was one of the producers of the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary, The Panama Deception, and has worked on the theatrical, broadcast and video distribution of a number of films. In 1994 and 1995, she was a Segment Producer and Coordinating Producer for TV Nation, the Emmy Award-winning humorous political show by Michael Moore. She was also a Coordinating Producer of the documentary SiCKO (2007) and an Associate Producer of Fahrenheit 9/11.
From 1981 through 1985, Doroshow was lead counsel and spokesperson for TMI Alert, a community group working to block the restart of the TMI-1 nuclear reactor after the 1979 Three Mile Island accident and whose case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1992, she worked on the successful Supreme Court appeal of the Karen Silkwood case. From 1989 to 1990, Doroshow was the director of California-based Bhopal Justice Campaign, a coalition of community groups and leaders fighting for statewide support for victims of the India gas disaster.


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Joanne Doroshow is a wonderful warrior against the forces that take away people's rights.

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Helen Gonzales, former Policy Director, USAction, Washington DC:Joanne did a great job in going up against all of the opposition!
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Thanks, Joanne, for representing our side so wonderfully!!
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Victor Schwartz, General Counsel, American Tort Reform Association, Washington DC:Joanne, I had seen a preview of the Hot Coffee movie, but had not realized how much freight you carried in the film until I watched it at home tonight.
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Joanne and her group are wonderful watchdogs and consumer advocates!
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William T. Clark, Director of Political Affairs, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association: What a wealth of information and materials, Joanne.
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Adam Malone, Malone Law, Georgia: Thank you, Joanne, for your relentless courage!
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Roxanne Barton Conlin, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, Iowa: Joanne, just another thank you from a devoted fan.
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Bruce Pfaff, Pfaff & Gill, Illinois: Joanne, you're a hero, thank you.
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Beth Bernard, Executive Director, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: Joanne, awesome work----as always.


In 1999, study Premium Deceit:The Failure ...

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In 1999, study Premium Deceit:The Failure of "Tort Reform" to Cut Insurance Prices , co-authored by J. Robert Hunter and Joanne Doroshow (Center for Justice and Democracy), was conducted to test the effectiveness of tort reforms which a majority of states enacted to bring down insurance rates in response to a severe liability insurance crisis in the mid-1980's.


Press Releases: Present-2009 | centerjd.org

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Statement by Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Democracy On H.R. 1927, the ''Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015''

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Joanne Doroshow, CJ&D Executive Director, Testifies Before New Hampshire Committee; Condemns Unethical and Unfair Medical Malpractice Proposal

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