Justin M. Piccione is an experienced litigator and trial attorney, with a background in both civil and criminal law. A partner in McLaughlin & Stern’s Trusts and Estates practice group, Justin represents clients in a wide variety of litigated trust and estate matters, including will and trust contests, contested accounting proceedings, discovery and turnover proceedings, removal proceedings, disputes related to the spousal right of election, disputes regarding the obligations of fiduciaries, contested guardianships, actions to invalidate deeds, and complex commercial litigation matters related to estates.
Justin is also an accomplished trial attorney. Earlier in his career, Justin was a senior trial attorney at a Fortune 100 company, where he represented clients in complex personal injury litigation. During that time, Justin conducted over 40 jury trials along with dozens of bench trials.
In addition to his extensive civil litigation experience, Justin also has a significant amount of criminal law experience. Justin began his legal career as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. As a member of the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the nation, Justin investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of challenging cases, including cases involving narcotics trafficking and firearms offenses. During his time as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Justin tried over 20 criminal cases, including seven jury trials. In addition to conducting trials, he successfully handled dozens of pretrial motions and negotiated numerous plea bargains.
Justin currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York. He also currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Surrogate’s Court Committee of the New York State Bar Association Trust and Estates Law Section.