Jinan Monique Arafat joined the firm as an associate in 2016. Jina is admitted to the New York State Bar as well as the Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Prior to working for Zaklukiewicz, Puzo and Morrissey, she worked for several insurance defense firms handling general insurance defense litigation matters including motor vehicle accidents, labor law/construction claims and premises liability claims and she has also handled matters involving insurance coverage claims. Jina began her legal career as an attorney for the Administration for Children’s Services for the City of New York prosecuting abuse and neglect cases in Manhattan Family Court and, thereafter, transitioned into handling plaintiff personal injury matters. Jina has experience in all areas of negligence work including motions, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and trials.
Jina earned her Juris Doctor degree with honors from St. John’s University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the State University of New York at Albany. Jina is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association and a past member of the Suffolk County and Nassau County Bar Associations.