Jinan Monique Arafat


Jinan Monique Arafat GSBW Law


Jinan (Jina) Monique Arafat joined Goetz Schenker Blee & Wiederhorn in January 2022, bringing almost 20 years of litigation and practical experience in the public and private sectors. Before joining the firm, Jina was a Senior Associate attorney for a Long Island based firm, specializing in the defense of various municipalities, public authorities, and privately insured individuals.

Jina is highly regarded for her experience and significant expertise in specialties that include general insurance defense litigation, motor vehicle accidents, labor law/construction claims, and premises liability claims. She has worked for several insurance defense firms handling general insurance defense litigation matters.

Jina is proficient in all aspects of case preparations from inception to disposition. She brings exceptionally strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills and proven legal research, analysis, and writing skills. Jina is extremely well-versed in State and Federal Court Practice and Procedure. Jina has handled matters from both a plaintiff’s and a defendant’s perspective and started her career prosecuting abuse and neglect cases in New York County Family Court.

Jina received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a member of the N.Y. Litigator. She is admitted to practice in New York State Court, Second Appellate Division, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Outside the office, Jina enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, is an avid runner, and has recently taken up kickboxing.


J.D. St. John’s University School of Law
B.A. State University of New York at Albany

Bar Admission

New York

Second Appellate Division
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York


​New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member; St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Association, Member; High Oaks Village Homeowners Association, Trustee; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, former Mentor