Meet the Team
Joel M. Rubenstein
Joel M. Rubenstein is a founding partner of the law firm of German Rubenstein LLP. Mr. Rubenstein serves as Of Counsel with Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC in complex litigation concentrating in the areas of environmental and toxic tort.
With Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, Mr. Rubenstein’s most recent toxic hazard case involves the representation of plaintiffs in Spears et al. v. Chrysler et al., an environmental class action concerning a plume of contaminated groundwater that has caused vapor intrusion to hundreds of properties in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Rubenstein also represents plaintiffs in Sher, et al. v. Raytheon Company, et al., an environmental class action lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of property owners and individuals who have been exposed to contaminants such as trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride and 1,4-dioxane through groundwater contamination from a Raytheon plant in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mr. Rubenstein spent the majority of the previous decade at one of Wall Street’s most prestigious law firms where he represented hedge funds, private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of matters. Mr. Rubenstein also spent part of the previous decade serving as a pro bono trial attorney for the New York City Law Department, Manhattan Tort Division. Mr. Rubenstein’s cases have been covered by The Dayton Daily News, The St. Petersburg Times, The Associated Press, Reuters, and other television, radio and print media nationwide.
Mr. Rubenstein is a 2001 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Dean’s List and the Fordham Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment Journal. He graduated with honors from the University at Albany (SUNY) in 1994. Prior to private practice, Mr. Rubenstein served as an infantry soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces. In 2009, Mr. Rubenstein was selected to attend, and subsequently graduated from, the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. He is a current member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Mr. Rubenstein is admitted to practice in the State of New York and New Jersey and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.