Yuri Aldrich is an Associate at Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP. She specializes in general, premises and products liability defense for the firm's retail, hotel and restaurant clients. Yuri also defends the firm's trucking, transportation and shipping industry clients in a variety of civil litigation matters.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an associate at a national litigation firm where she specialized in asbestos litigation and toxic torts matters. Yuri was also an Assistant Deputy Public Defender for the State of New Jersey. While at the Office of the Public Defender, she became proficient with all phases of litigation of felony criminal cases, including motion practice and trials, with a strong record of acquittals. She is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, a certification granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to less than 2% of attorneys in New Jersey.
Yuri served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Verna Gail Leath, J.S.C., working in both the family and criminal divisions of the New Jersey Superior Court. During her clerkship, she served as a Court Certified Mediator on child custody and parenting cases. Yuri also served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Denise Cobham, J.S.C. of the New Jersey Superior Court.
Yuri has been recognized as a "Top 40 under 40 " for 2016 by The National Black Lawyers.
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- 2011 J.D. Rutgers University School Of Law At Newark
- 2008 M.S. Stevens Institute Of Technology
- 2006 B.S. Stevens Institute Of Technology