Courtney Dunn focuses her practice in sports, recreation and entertainment, bringing deep trial experience to defense litigation.

Courtney returned to Segal McCambridge in 2021 after serving as an associate at the firm for many years. She serves on the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and is co-host of the firm’s podcast, TortsCenter.

Earlier in her career, Courtney honed her skills in research, drafting pleadings and discovery, arguing substantive motions and conducting settlement negotiations at a litigation firm in New Jersey. She served as a law clerk for the presiding judge of the Civil Division of the Superior Court of Ocean County, New Jersey, as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of New York and as a legal intern for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Courtney earned her J.D. from Pace University, where she was a Pro Bono Scholar and a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, as well as a competitor on several successful national moot court teams. She served as an articles group editor for the Pace International Law Review and as vice chair of the Grading and Scoring Committee for the NELMCC. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Wagner College where she received academic and athletic honors.

Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys running and walking her puppy Tucker.

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  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2024

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • DRI
    • Fellow, Diversity Professional & Business Development Mentoring Program, 2023 – 2024
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association


  • “Court Sends Former NBA Player to the Bench in Fraud Case, Involving Healthcare Benefits,” Sports Litigation Alert, 2024
  • “Case Examines Whether Football Player Assumes the Risk of Injury in the Off-Season,” Sports Litigation Alert, 2023
  • “Court Rules on Case Involving Errant Punt and Fan at NFL Game,” Sports Litigation Alert, 2022
  • “Football Player Falls in Bid to Prove Title IX Claim,” Sports Litigation Alert, 2021
  • “Supreme Court Considers Case Involving Cheerleader and Limits on Speech,” Sports Litigation Alert, 2021
  • “Free Speech Issues Implicated in Litigation Involving High School Athlete,” Sports Litigation Alert, 2021
  • “Court Rules Jilted Cheerleader’s Speech Is Protected,” co-author, Sports Litigation Alert, 2020