Augusta’s practice is focused on zoning and land use and uses her litigation experience to provide clients with unique and creative solutions to their land use questions. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters in both state and federal courts, and has managed fact discovery, drafted pleadings and briefs, taken depositions, appeared at hearings, and participated in the successful settlement of numerous contentious cases.
Augusta has also represented clients on a wide variety of product liability, construction site liability, medical malpractice, commercial premises liability, dram shop liability and commercial contract matters. She has also represented corporate clients, both large and small, in all aspects of public procurement and government contracts litigation. In addition, Augusta has experience with litigating employment-related disputes involving age, gender, disability and race discrimination, non-compete and restrictive covenants in state and federal courts and agencies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has also litigated a wide variety of commercial disputes for clients ranging from small local businesses to multinational corporations in both state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the firm, Augusta served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane Grall, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division, and as a judicial intern to Justice Virginia Long of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. While pursuing her J.D. at Rutgers School of Law, Camden, Augusta served as the Research Editor for the Rutgers Law Journal, competed in the school’s internal moot court competition, and was awarded the pro bono award for significant service.
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Rutgers University, B.A., summa cum laude
Board of Directors, Historic Rittenhouse Town
Named to “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list for Litigation – Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers® (2024)*
Quoted, “Zoning Amendment Tabled for Further Review in Milford Twp.,” Town and Country, August 3, 2022
Author, “Philadelphia Zoning and Land Use Legislative Updates – July 2021,” July 16, 2021
Author, “Philadelphia Zoning and Land Use Legislative Updates – June 2021,” June 17, 2021
Author, “Philadelphia Zoning and Land Use Legislative Updates – May 2021,” May 21, 2021
Quoted, “Why Frankford residents supported Rite Aid’s plea to demolish a neighborhood icon,” WHYY, November 14, 2020
Author, “Relief Available to The Restaurant and Hospitality Industries Under the Cares Act,” March 31, 2020