Attorney Intel is pleased to announce The Top 50 Attorneys of New Jersey for 2022. Although this state is known for residing more engineers and scientists per square mile than anywhere else in the world, New Jersey is also known for their leading and respected law firms. This year’s awardees practice in various fields including municipal and local government, litigation, labor and employment, healthcare, real estate, insurance, environmental, and more.
Among this year’s awardees are John Stone, Partner of DeCotiis FitzPatrick Cole & Giblin, who focuses on complex business matters, such as trade secret and intellectual property litigation; and Anthony Gruppuso, Partner of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen P.C., who is a civil litigator and represents complex disputes across many areas such as contracts, frauds, and professional malpractice; and Andrea Mackaronis, Partner of Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas, who devotes her practice exclusively to family law and related issues of divorce.
This year’s awardees span across all industries but remain equally dedicated to the individuals and markets they serve. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Attorneys of New Jersey for 2022.
1. Guillermo Artiles
Partner of McCarter & English
Guillermo Artiles began his professional career 15 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of McCarter & English. Fortune 100, mid-market, and emerging growth companies rely on McCarter & English to handle their transactional, intellectual property, and complex litigation situations. Clients benefit from the firm’s relationship-driven approach, deep understanding of their businesses and legal needs, lean and efficient service model, and determination to help them move their businesses forward. In 2020, McCarter was recognized as Law Firm of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal, and in 2019 received the prestigious ABA Pro Bono Publico award.
Artiles first got his start in 2007 as a Paralegal at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. From there, he went on to McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, before eventually rising to Associate Counsel at McCarter & English, LLP. Artiles graduated from Rutgers Law School with a JD, and from Hamilton College with an undergraduate degree in Government and Hispanic Studies.
2. Shannon Engelman
Partner of McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter
Shannon Engelman is a Partner of McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter. He first joined the company in 2002 as an Associate. The firm is a diverse practice with lawyers who place their clients first. McElroy Deutsch has approximately 200 lawyers in thirteen offices across nine states, and offers a full range of legal services, including municipal and local government, litigation, labor and employment, healthcare, real estate, insurance, environmental, bankruptcy, fidelity and surety, construction, corporate transactions, white collar crime and corporate compliance. The firm’s philosophy provides clients with the critical edge they need to achieve their legal and business objectives. Clients who seek the assistance of McElroy Deutsch will discover lawyers dedicated to providing superior service and personal attention to clients’ needs.
Previously, Engelman was a Law Clerk to The Honorable David S. Baime, P.J.A.D. at Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Engelman earned a JD from Rutgers Law School, and an undergraduate degree from Vassar College.
3. William Deni
Partner of Gibbons P.C.
William Deni began his professional career 19 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Gibbons P.C. With nearly 200 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, DC, and Florida, recognized nationally for its work as one of only 20 law firms on the National Law Journal’s inaugural “Midsize Hot List” – as well as regionally. The New Jersey Law Journal has awarded Gibbons a “Litigation Practice of the Year” designation four times in recent years, in the class actions, products liability, and commercial litigation categories. Law360 has even highlighted the firm’s multidisciplinary litigation strength, and its contributions to several high-profile corporate and real estate transactions in the public and private sectors, in its “Regional Powerhouse” series.
Deni first got his start in 2003 as a Law Clerk at the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Deni graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a JD, and from Colgate University with an undergraduate degree.
4. Mark Levenson
Partner of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Mark Levenson is a Partner of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York. The firm’s clients range from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. The firm’s goal is to be an advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters that the firm is retained to handle. The firm is mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff its matters to work within their clients’ parameters. The firm’s greatest asset is its client base, and they preserve that asset by keeping their clients informed every step of the way. Therefore many of their clients have retained the firm for decades and continue to keep it on the top of their lists of service providers. Levenson has over 20 years in the law practice industry and began his career in 2002.
Levenson graduated from New York University School of Law with a JD, and from Brandeis University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science.
5. Lisa John-Basta
Partner of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Lisa John-Basta is a Partner of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC. For more than 45 years, the firm has been respected for their in-depth insight and creative solutions that they provide to clients as legal and business advisors. The firm is a close family of more than 175 attorneys, supported by experienced paralegals and trained administrative staff. They represent a broad cross-section of clients, from Fortune 10 corporations to family-run businesses, across a myriad of industries and practices – including highly experienced practice groups in corporate, litigation, government, real estate, intellectual property, environmental, fidelity and surety law, white collar, public finance, trusts and estates and renewable energy. John-Basta has 19 years in the law practice industry. She began her career in 2003.
Before joining the firm, John-Basta was a Counsel at Genova Burns, and before that, an Attorney at Stickel, Koenig & Sullivan. Earlier in her career she worked with The Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, A.J.S.C. as a Law Clerk. John-Basta graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a JD, and from Ramapo University with an undergraduate degree.
6. James Creegan
Partner of Stark & Stark
James Creegan is a Partner of Stark & Stark and first joined the company in 2002. Since 1933, Stark & Stark has developed innovative legal solutions to meet its clients’ needs. The firm builds and maintains its practice by having more than 100 attorneys, over 30 practice areas, and a philosophy of putting the law to work for its clients. The firm understands the importance of client relationships and recognizes that those relationships have made the firm what it is today. The attorneys are supported by a staff more than 200, all of whom are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to each client. The firm takes great pride in helping their clients achieve their goals and their commitment is to provide effective legal solutions that not only emphasize the best interests of their clients, but also demonstrates the uncommon value of their service.
Creegan earned a JD from the University of Richmond School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington.
7. Craig Gottilla
Partner of Ansell Grimm & Aaron P.C.
Craig Gottilla is a Partner of Ansell Grimm & Aaron P.C. He first joined the company in 2020. For more than 85 years, the firm has provided excellent legal representation. In providing zealous advocacy and skilled legal advice to its diverse clientele, the firm’s attorneys all practice with a common philosophy—commitment to excellence and commitment to people. The firm and its alumnus have a unique distinction among law firms, as they include individuals who have served the community in various capacities, from a Yale Law adjunct professor to a New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader to leaders on national and local corporate and non-profit boards of directors. Additionally, their attorneys have secured the prestigious inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®*, 50 times since 2005, an honor which is awarded annually to less than 5 percent of all New Jersey attorneys.
Previously, Gottilla was an Attorney at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla as an Associate. Gottilla earned a JD from Rutgers Law School, and an undergraduate degree from Marist College.
8. Mike Brady
Partner of Harwood Lloyd
Mike Brady is a Partner of Harwood Lloyd, a full-service law firm that proudly serves international, national, regional, and individual clients, offering the personal attention and service of a boutique with the experience and quality of a large national firm. The firm’s history is embodied in its motto: Built on a Legacy of Excellence. Today, the firm has grown to a roster of over 35 attorneys, each of whom has been carefully selected to ensure that the firm can meet the increasing demand for high levels of sophistication. Harwood Lloyd’s talent has been recognized by top publications in the legal industry, including US News – Best Lawyers in America “Best Law Firms,” 201 Magazine’s Top Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. Brady has nearly 35 years in the law practice industry and began his career in 1987.
Brady graduated from New York Law School with a JD, and from Ithaca College with an undergraduate degree in History and English.
9. Cynthia Borrelli
Partner of Bressler Amery & Ross P.C.
Cynthia Borrelli is a Partner of Bressler Amery & Ross P.C. She first joined the company in 1993. Bressler Amery & Ross P.C. is a preeminent, national, full-service law firm that is committed to raising the bar. Through its network of more than 160 attorneys across offices in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas and Washington, D.C., the firm has a comprehensive geographic footprint to represent clients on a local, regional, national, and cross-border basis. It provides a full suite of first-class legal representation across numerous industries and more than two dozen practice area specialties. Everything they do, with every relationship and every matter, the firm strives for impeccable client service, integrity, and commits to going above and beyond to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal challenges.
Borrelli earned a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.
10. Matthew Bauer
Partner of Connell Foley
Matthew Bauer began his professional career 16 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Connell Foley. Established in 1938, Connell Foley is a full-service law firm with 140 lawyers and seven offices across the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm was built on the goal of providing clients with outstanding legal service while maintaining a firm culture predicated by client service and teamwork. The firm is well recognized throughout the region as a leader in numerous areas of law and includes 12 lawyers who are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, as well as others who are highly ranked by peers and leading legal directories.
Bauer first got his start in 2006 as a Partner with Connell Foley. From there, he went on to Clyde & Co US LLP as a Partner, before transitioning back to Connell Foley. Bauer graduated from Rutgers Law School with a JD, and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in History and English.
11. Nichole Cipriani
Partner of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus
Nichole Cipriani is a Partner of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus. She first joined the company in 2010. Norris McLaughlin is a multi-practice, mid-sized regional law firm that values their clients, community, and employees. Every unique matter is staffed at the appropriate level of expertise and personnel to maximize the value the client deserves. The firm has the depth, breadth, and sophistication of a large law firm, but is nimble enough to ensure that all clients receive exceptional service – resulting in their attorneys being responsive, accessible, and competent.
Previously, Cipriani was an Associate at Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, and before that, a Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald G. Collester, J.A.D. at Appellate Division. Earlier in her career she worked with Parenting Magazine (Time Inc.) as an Assistant Editor. Cipriani earned a JD and MLL in Taxation from Seton Hall University School of Law, LLM from New York University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in French Literature from Emory University.
12. Colin Bell
Partner of Hankin Sandman Palladino Weintrob & Bell P.C.
Colin Bell began his professional career nearly 17 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Hankin Sandman Palladino Weintrob & Bell P.C. The full-service firm has built a reputation for excellence, effectiveness, integrity, and ably advocating for its clients in a variety of practice areas. From land use to personal injury, and from construction litigation to matrimonial disputes, its attorneys are highly respected in their focused areas of practice. The firm’s areas of practice include appellate practice, commercial litigation, construction, consumer fraud, criminal law, election law and political practice, employment, environmental, family law, land use, municipal law, personal injury, public contract law, and real estate.
Bell first got his start in 2005 as a Law Clerk to Hon. Michael Donio, PJC. Bell graduated from American University Washington College of Law with a JD, and from American University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
13. Steven Adler
Partner of Mandelbaum Salsburg
Steven Adler is a Partner of Mandelbaum Salsburg. He first joined the company in 2013. Since its founding in 1930, Mandelbaum Barrett has been committed to providing its clients with the highest level of personal, hands-on attention to their legal needs. The firm gives direct access to highly experienced attorneys whose expertise can meet the legal challenges of businesses and families. The firm has more than 100 attorneys who represent clients in all aspects of real estate, including transactions, leasing and land use; business litigation, construction industry litigation, employment litigation defense, corporate and banking transactions, corporate and personal taxation, health care law (transactions as well as regulatory compliance and litigation), alternate dispute resolution, intellectual property, labor and employment counseling, bankruptcy, environmental law, criminal defense; and personal matters including estate planning and administration, asset protection planning, matrimonial, family law, adoptions, and personal injury litigation.
Previously, Adler was a Partner at Cole Schotz. Earlier in his career he worked with Cole Yamner and Bray, also as a Partner. Adler earned a JD from American University Washington College of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Psychology from Rutgers College.
14. John Stone
Partner of DeCotiis FitzPatrick Cole & Giblin
John Stone began his professional career over 14 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of DeCotiis FitzPatrick Cole & Giblin, a group of exceptionally skilled, experienced attorneys, who practice in a wide variety of specialties. A partial list of its practice areas includes real estate, labor law, public procurement, litigation, environmental law, public finance, tax, municipal law, government and regulatory affairs, healthcare law, corporate law, banking and bankruptcy. Although the firm represents regional and national clients, it is a firm with very deep roots in New Jersey. Most of their attorneys are lifetime New Jersey residents, giving them the depth of experience and understanding of the unique legal, legislative and administrative environment of the state.
Stone graduated from the University of Richmond with a JD, and from Franklin & Marshall College with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Government.
15. Bruce Greenberg
Partner of Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador
Bruce Greenberg is a Partner of Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador, a law firm dedicated to solving problems and creating opportunities for its individual, business, and governmental clients. With offices in Newark and Philadelphia, its firm has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts across the country. The firm has established a national reputation in complex class action litigation across a wide range of areas including consumer fraud, antitrust, products liability and securities fraud. The firm's attorneys also provide counseling, negotiation, and litigation services to corporate, commercial and real estate clients, and handle a broad range of civil and criminal matters at the trial and appellate levels. Greenberg has 40 years in the law practice industry and began his career in 1982.
Before joining the firm, Greenberg was a Partner at Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Law Clerk to Justice Daniel J. O'Hern. Greenberg graduated from Columbia Law School with a JD, and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
16. Brian Held
Partner of Lynch Law Firm P.C.
Brian Held is a Partner of Lynch Law Firm P.C., one of Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing law firms. The firm represents individuals, companies ranging from multinational corporations to family-owned businesses, and public entities as advisors and advocates in Pennsylvania and beyond. In addition to serving the business community, the firm offers sophisticated estate planning and administration services as well as divorce, support, custody, and other family-related legal services. As legal professionals, they value the quality of work they do for their clients and as people, they value the quality of their relationships.
Held has 16 years in the law practice industry and began his career in 2006. Held graduated from Seton Hall School of Law with a JD.
17. Andy Statmore
Partner of Fredson Statmore Bitterman
Andy Statmore began his professional career 27 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Fredson Statmore Bitterman. The firm has over 50 years of experience helping clients across Wayne, Clifton, Paterson, Little Falls, West Milford, and throughout the state of New Jersey with all manner of personal injury claims. They are large enough to take on even the most difficult cases, representing their clients’ interests to insurance companies, courts of law, and juries alike, while remaining small enough to provide personal and attentiveness to each and every one of its clients. The firm believes that by keeping its clients highly informed and involved in the legal process, they can best understand their client’s exact needs and concerns in any personal injury matter.
Statmore first got his start in 1995 as an Associate Attorney at Jacobson Law Group. From there, he went on to the Law Office of Steven G. Slootsky, before eventually rising to Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Barry Fredson. Statmore graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a JD, and from The George Washington University School of Business with an undergraduate degree in Finance.
18. Michael Madden
Partner of Madden & Madden P.A.
Michael Madden began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Madden & Madden P.A. Since 1975, Madden & Madden has successfully represented clients in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The firm currently has 9 attorneys and is a specialized law firm, focusing its practice on all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, land use and real estate, and estate planning and administration. The firm is rated AV Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In addition, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers recognizes Madden & Madden for high professional legal standards and ethics.
Madden first got his start in 2002 as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Douglas T. Hague, J.S.C. at Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County. Madden graduated from Vermont Law and Graduate School with a JD, and from Saint Michael's College with an undergraduate degree.
19. Keith Harris
Partner of Braff Harris Sukoneck & Maloof
Keith Harris is a Partner of Braff Harris Sukoneck & Maloof. For over 85 years, Braff, Harris, Sukoneck & Maloof has provided the insurance industry, as well as many publicly and privately owned companies and individuals, its tremendously successful litigation equation. The firm has a team of highly qualified and dedicated attorneys who provide solutions with attentiveness to service for clients’ legal issues. No matter how complex the issue, its goal-oriented team continues to provide successful results to its clients. The firm continually provides seminars and educational programs to its corporate clients and the insurance industry, discussing current events of interest and changes in the law relevant to our client’s activities. Harris has over 23 years in the law practice industry. He began his career in 1998.
Harris graduated from the University of San Diego Law School with a JD, and from the University of Maryland with an undergraduate degree.
20. Nicole Cassata
Partner of Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo PC
Nicole Cassata is a Partner of Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo PC. She first joined the company in 2004. The firm’s attorneys and staff share a deep commitment to the profession and their clients' needs, and continuously sharpen their talents by serving in leadership roles in state, county, and national law-related organizations. Among its specializations are insurance and defense litigation, complementary dispute resolution, public entity representation and comprehensive litigation services before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
Previously, Cassata was an Assistant Prosecutor at Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. Earlier in her career she worked with Honorable Carmen Messano as a Law Clerk. Cassata earned a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from Fairfield University.
21. Christina Hardman-O'Neal
Partner of Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, P.A.
Christina Hardman-O'Neal is a Partner of Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Paone, P.A, a full-service law firm that is dedicated to preventing problems, creating resolutions, and achieving goals. With attorneys providing coordinated legal services, the firm has established a strong reputation in the legal community since its founding in 1988. Their clients trust the firm to represent them on a multitude of general and complex issues that might arise in any business, individual or family setting. The firm has more than 20 attorneys spanning three generations, who combine wisdom and energy to create a diverse team with in-depth knowledge. Hardman-O'Neal has nearly 24 years in the law practice industry and began her career in 1997.
Before joining the firm, Hardman-O'Neal was a judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Donald S. Goldman, Ret. J.S.C. and Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. Hardman-O'Neal graduated from Rutgers Law School with a JD, and from The College of New Jersey with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
22. Douglas Steinhardt
Partner of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli
Douglas Steinhardt is a Partner of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli. The firm was founded in 1996 on the belief that business objectives can only be achieved by combining strategic and aggressive legal advocacy with government affairs capabilities. Their impressive list of attorneys consists of diverse men and women who have achieved academic excellence, contribute to their communities, and are able to respond effectively and with consistency in a wide range of areas. Many of the attorneys at the firm serve at the Local, County, and State level and therefore have a unique understanding of government which is an added value to the legal expertise they provide their clients. Steinhardt has 5 years in the law practice industry. He began his career in 2017.
Before joining Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli, Steinhardt was a General Counsel at NJ Republican State Committee (NJGOP). Steinhardt graduated from Widener University School of Law with a JD, and from Gettysburg College with an undergraduate degree in History.
23. Andrea Mackaronis
Partner of Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas
Andrea Mackaronis is a Partner of Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas. She first joined the company in 2007 as an Associate. Since its founding in 1977 as a small firm, they have grown into a full-service law firm with a solid reputation and status as a regional firm with additional offices throughout New Jersey and New York. They are committed to the highest standards of professional competence, innovative thinking, and client advocacy to help make the often-complex terrain of legal matters simple to navigate. From construction to health care, environmental law to family law – with many important business law and personal law practice areas in between – the firm is dedicated to the diverse clients and industries it represents.
Previously, Mackaronis was a Law Clerk in the State of New Jersey. Mackaronis earned a JD from Syracuse University College of Law, and an undergraduate degree in English from Tufts University.
24. Steven Backfisch
Partner of Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper P.C.
Steven Backfisch is a Partner of Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper P.C. He first joined the company in 1999. The firm is a mid-sized general practice law firm that provides litigation and transactional counsel to a broad spectrum of clients, including global private and public corporations, national commercial insurance firms, health care institutions, trade associations, banks and financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, privately held businesses, professional corporations, and individuals in the New Jersey and Mid-Atlantic region. Over the years, the firm has adopted core practice values that it brings to its relationships with clients: quality legal work, reasonable fees, and a focus on personalized service. In all the work that it does, the firm strives to uphold its part of the bond of trust that clients place in its team.
Backfisch earned a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree from St. Bernard College.
25. Bruno Brunini
Partner of Weiner Law Group
Bruno Brunini is a Partner of Weiner Law Group. Since 1988, Weiner Law Group has been providing outstanding service, insightful counsel, tailored strategies, and focused advocacy to each of its clients. The firm is not just vendors of legal services - it partners with the clients and entities it represents to position them for success and exceptional results. The firm offers a wide-range of legal defense services and represents a broad spectrum of clients - from startups to Fortune 100 companies, insurers to public entities and real estate developers to individuals and families. Their attorneys firmly believe that building strong relationships with their clients is the keystone to success - by firmly understanding the issues they face, the firm can develop intelligent strategies, recommend practical, timely solutions and provide exceptional service that produces measurable results. Brunini has 24 years in the law practice industry. He began his career in 1998.
Before joining Weiner Law Group, Brunini was an Attorney at Tango, Dickinson, Lorenzo, McDermott & McGee, and before that, an Attorney at Ginarte, O'Dwyer, Gonzalez, Gallardo & Winograd, LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with State Farm Insurance as a Staff Counsel. Brunini graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a JD, and from Seton Hall University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
26. Jonathan Arnold
Partner of Bramnick Rodriguez Grabas Arnold & Mangan
Jonathan Arnold began his professional career over 26 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Bramnick Rodriguez Grabas Arnold & Mangan. Since 1984, the law firm has built a solid reputation for protecting the rights of New Jersey residents and achieving outstanding results. The firm is committed to protecting rights against large insurance companies and governmental abuse and is dedicated to getting clients’ justice in their personal injury, workers’ compensation, or criminal defense cases. The firm’s attorneys seek the best possible result for each and every client and are ready to go to trial if that is what it takes to achieve the best possible result.
Arnold first got his start in 1996 as an Attorney at Tobin Reitman. From there, he went on to Craner, Satkin, Scheer, Schwartz & Arnold as a Partner. Arnold graduated from Rutgers Law School with a JD, and from Emory University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.
27. John Miller
Managing Partner of Mattleman Weinroth & Miller PC
John Miller is a Managing Partner of Mattleman Weinroth & Miller PC, a regional law firm providing a broad range of services to individuals and businesses throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. For more than 70 years, the law firm has been providing its clients with a broad range of quality legal services. It prides itself on the experience and availability of its attorneys, and its ability to handle a wide range of legal issues. The firm’s attorneys are committed to providing the personal attention necessary for developing a legal strategy to meet each client’s unique needs. Miller has nearly 38 years in the law practice industry. He began his career in 1984.
Miller graduated from Rutgers University School of Law with a JD, and from Saint Joseph’s University with an undergraduate degree.
28. Darren Barreiro
Partner of Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis
Darren Barreiro is a Partner of Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, a recognized leader among New Jersey law firms, with deep roots in the state and a far-reaching knowledge of New Jersey legal issues. True to that identity, the firm understands the “ins and outs”, and the inherent complexities of handling legal challenges in New Jersey, knowledge which translates directly into an advantage for its clients. The firm’s approach is collaborative and consistent, and they are known for being business savvy, proactive problem solvers, successful deal makers and prolific thought leaders. The firm handles their clients’ most challenging disputes and sophisticated transactions, and proudly serves as their longtime trusted advisers. Barreiro has nearly 24 years in the law practice industry. He began his career in 1998.
Before joining Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, Barreiro was a Law Clerk to Hon. Jack L. Lintner, J.S.C. (Chancery Division) at Superior Court of New Jersey. Barreiro graduated from Rutgers Law School with a JD, and an undergraduate degree in History.
29. Laurence Chirch
Partner of PIB Law
Laurence Chirch is a Partner of PIB Law, a full-service national law firm that focuses on litigation, arbitration and the full range of enforcement, transactional and regulatory issues confronting businesses nationwide. They represent an array of corporate clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, technology companies, national banks, retailers, reinsurers, mortgage lenders and financial services companies. Their practice areas include mortgage banking, bankruptcy, intellectual property, commercial litigation, securities litigation, employment litigation and counseling, reinsurance/insurance, regulatory consulting, regulatory enforcement, consumer finance, fair lending, and corporate transactional matters. Chirch has 17 years in the law practice industry. He began his career in 2005.
Before joining PIB Law, Chirch was a Partner at Sandelands Eyet LLP, and before that, an Associate at Hill Wallack LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with the Superior Court of New Jersey as a Law Clerk to Hon. Peter A. Buchsbaum, J.S.C. Chirch graduated from American University Washington College of Law with a JD, from American University - School of International Service with an MA in International Affairs, and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in Government.
30. Mark Silver
Partner of Schenck Price Smith & King
Mark Silver is a Partner of Schenck Price Smith & King. He first joined the company in 2021. Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, is a full-service law firm with offices in Northern New Jersey and Manhattan, serving closely held, growing companies. For more than 100 years, the firm has represented commercial businesses, individuals, public institutions, and charitable organizations with excellence and integrity. The firm’s long history of legal excellence in the areas of trust and estate planning, corporate law, real estate, healthcare, insurance defense, banking, and commercial litigation has expanded as the firm has grown. Their areas of practice also include telecommunications, technology, construction law, environmental law, education, corporate governance, and labor and employment law.
Previously, Silver was a Partner at Coughlin Duffy LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with Daller Greenberg and Dietrich as an Associate. Silver earned a JD from Syracuse University College of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Communication and Media Studies from The George Washington University.
31. Allison Busch
Partner of Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia
Allison Busch is a Partner of Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia. She first joined the company in 1999. As a full-service law firm, they provide creative, committed, and cost-effective legal services to both corporate and individual clients in New York and New Jersey. They represent clients in complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal prosecutions, employment law counseling & litigation, corporate & banking transactions, commercial real estate transactions, trusts & estates planning, estate litigation, and matrimonial/family law matters. Their attorneys were trained at the country’s largest law firms and graduated from prestigious law schools.
Previously, Busch was an Attorney at the Law Office of Allison J. Busch, and before that, a Counsel at Busch and Busch LLP. Earlier in her career she worked with Freedman Fish & Grimaldi LLP as an Associate. Busch earned a JD from New York University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in English and Women’s Studies from Tufts University.
32. Jonathan Fabricant
Partner of Bathgate Wegener & Wolf
Jonathan Fabricant is a Partner of Bathgate Wegener & Wolf, a diverse law firm located in New Jersey that serves clients across the state and country in a wide variety of areas of practice. The firm draws from the experience of its team of over a dozen attorneys, all specializing in their own area of the law to ensure a desired outcome for each case. They are well-versed in both New Jersey law and federal law, having litigated everything from multimillion dollar settlements concerning intricate financial regulations to family law matters for NJ families going through a divorce or trying to win child custody. Fabricant has 33 years in the law practice industry. He began his career in 1989.
Before joining Bathgate Wegener & Wolf, Fabricant was an Associate Editor at Tulane Medical Center. Fabricant graduated from Tulane University School of Law with a JD, and from Muhlenberg College with an undergraduate degree.
33. Thomas Mulvihill
Partner of Pringle Quinn Anzano PC
Thomas Mulvihill began his professional career 34 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Pringle Quinn Anzano PC, a 23-attorney law firm, with offices in Belmar, Morristown, Mount Laurel and Trenton, New Jersey. Their practice areas include commercial litigation, governmental relations and regulatory law, municipal law, commercial transactions, real estate and land use, and wills and estate law. The firm is best known for their work in representing the Special Investigation Units (SIU) of insurance companies in challenging complex healthcare insurance fraud schemes.
Mulvihill first got his start in 1988 as a Law Clerk to Hon. Burrell Ives Humpreys, AJSC. From there, he went on to Cuyler, Burk & Matthews, P.C. (now Cuyler Burk, LLC), before eventually rising to Editor-in-Chief at Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin. Mulvihill graduated from Seton Hall University, School of Law with a JD, and from Seton Hall University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Government.
34. Anthony Gruppuso
Partner of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen P.C.
Anthony Gruppuso began his professional career nearly 24 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen P.C. The firm is bringing an in-house perspective to legal representation, backed by the extensive experience its attorneys have gained at some of the most prominent law firms in New Jersey and New York. Their attorneys have hands-on business backgrounds, which is a great asset in helping the firm understand their clients’ businesses and priorities. The firm prides itself on being more than legal counsel to its clients. It welcomes the opportunity to serve as trusted advisors, providing analysis of legal issues through the lens of the business owner. In fact, the firm serves many of their clients as outside “general counsel,” assisting them with prospective planning, rather than merely reacting when problems or issues arise.
Gruppuso first got his start in 1998 as a Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Dorothea O'C. Wefing. From there, he went on to Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., before eventually rising to Principal at Gruppuso Legal. Gruppuso graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a JD, and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree.
35. Carolyn Nachmias
Founding Member and Partner of Nachmias Morris & Alt P.C.
Carolyn Nachmias began her professional career over 13 years ago. Today, she is a Partner, and founding member, of Nachmias Morris & Alt P.C., a full-service law firm with offices in Riverton, NJ and Plymouth Meeting, PA. The firm is unique in its ability to offer the range and breadth of large law firms, while at the same time offering the personal attention and approach of a small firm. The firm is dedicated to serving the long-term tax, business and estate planning needs of their clients, who have intimate trusted relationships with counsel that provide in-depth and sophisticated legal services. The firm prides itself in spending the time required with each of their clients to develop long-standing relationships and to follow up with quality client service that is responsive to its clients’ needs and aspirations.
Nachmias earned a JD from Rutgers Law School, and an undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University.
36. Diane Cardoso
Partner of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C.
Diane Cardoso is a Partner of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C. Founded in 1978, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. is a litigation boutique with numerous attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in civil trial practice, criminal trial practice and workers’ compensation matters. The firm and its members have been awarded a host of professional accolades, including recognition in leading publications as a top law firm, while many of their attorneys have risen to the highest bar leadership positions. Their practice areas include personal injury, nursing home abuse, criminal defense, employment, workers’ compensation and numerous other litigation specialties. Cardoso has over 17 years in the law practice industry. She began her career in 2005.
Before joining the firm, Cardoso was an Associate at Brady Brady & Reilly. Cardoso graduated from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University with a JD, and from Seton Hall University with an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science.
37. David Pepe
Partner of Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
David Pepe began his professional career over 28 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer P.A. Since the firm’s establishment in 1919, they have grown into one of the largest law firms in New Jersey. Their lawyers are focused on providing their clients with proactive, practical legal solutions that respond to their most significant opportunities and legal challenges. The firm’s business services include representation in a broad range of corporate and business law, financial transactions, public finance, real estate, redevelopment and land use, environmental, construction, cannabis law, intellectual property, technology, healthcare, tax, utilities, casino law, commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation, and appellate law.
Pepe graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a JD, and from Rutgers University with an undergraduate degree in English.
38. Thomas Dorn
Counsel and Partner of Einhorn Barbarito
Thomas Dorn is a Counsel and Partner of Einhorn Barbarito. He first joined the company in 2002. Established in 1961, Einhorn Barbarito is a comprehensive, full-service law firm devoted to serving a broad range of legal needs. The firm has been in business for more than 50 years, allowing their attorneys to earn a reputation of dedication to the legal profession and to the community. The firm represents a diverse base of clients from individuals and families to public and private companies, entrepreneurs, and long-standing institutions. They employ multi-disciplinary teams on behalf of clients to leverage experience in specialized areas of concentration including employment law, commercial litigation, personal injury and workers’ compensation, matrimonial matters, zoning issues, estate planning, criminal law, and tax law.
Previously, Dorn was an Associate Attorney at Sinins and Bross, Esqs. Dorn earned a JD from the University of Bridgeport, and an undergraduate degree in History from Duke University.
39. Daniel Fleming
Partner of Wong Fleming
Daniel Fleming is a Partner of Wong Fleming. Wong Fleming was established in New Jersey in 1994 and has grown to become a national law firm with offices across the country. Headquartered in Princeton, with offices throughout the United States, the firm is committed to ongoing professional education and lifelong learning as well as to the promotion of diversity in the legal profession. The firm is certified as a minority business enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”) and as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Their vision is to become a global law firm that the business world seeks out to resolve problems in a sensible cost-effective manner. Fleming has nearly 38 years in the law practice industry and began his career in 1984.
Before joining Wong Fleming, Fleming was an Associate Attorney at Williams, Caliri, Miller & Otley P.C., and before that, an Associate Attorney at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia as a Law Clerk to the late Hon. Joseph M. Hannon. Fleming graduated from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law with a JD, and from Villanova University with an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages.
40. Gregory Gewirtz
Partner of Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Gregory Gewirtz began his professional career 36 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik. Lerner David specializes solely in intellectual property counsel and works with clients to build and protect their intellectual property (IP) assets, as well as minimize risk from competitors. The firm has built a strong reputation for actively and effectively obtaining great results for their clients. Their attorneys share a deep understanding of the important of client service and furthering client business goals. Their attorneys counsel clients in all IP disciplines, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, unfair competition, Internet law and standards bodies and trade secrets.
Gewirtz first got his start in 1986 as an Electrical Engineer at GE - Aerospace. Gewirtz graduated from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University with a JD, and from Rutgers University-New Brunswick College of Engineering with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.
41. Rose Suriano
Partner of Brach Eichler
Rose Suriano is a Partner of Brach Eichler and first joined the company in 2016. Brach Eichler LLC is a multidisciplinary law firm founded and operated to serve the needs of our clients. The firm is built on professional relationships that first began more than 40 years ago. Today, their talented group of professionals effectively combines individual experience and expertise both to respond to the challenges confronting its clients and to recognize and seize new opportunities. The firm brings knowledge, wisdom and focus to each matter, along with the flexibility, agility and enthusiasm that come from the kind of firm where everyone thinks and acts like an owner.
Previously, Suriano was a Partner at Meyner and Landis LLP, and before that, a Director and Partner at Podvey Meanor Law Firm. Earlier in her career she worked with Hon. Erminie Conley, J.S.C. as a Law Clerk in the Chancery Division - General Equity. Suriano earned a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and English from Seton Hall University.
42. Kevin Hoffman
Partner of McGivney & Kluger PC
Kevin Hoffman is a Partner of McGivney & Kluger PC, a national defense litigation firm with approximately 100 skilled litigation attorneys in eight offices across the country. The diverse skills of their staff enable the firm to provide a wide array of services from standard litigation practice to representation in complex and specialized practice areas. The firm’s practice areas include but are not limited to: asbestos; toxic tort; general liability (premises and products liability); trucking; personal auto; professional liability; construction defect; life sciences; employment practices (labor law); environmental; maritime; worker's compensation and real estate. Hoffman has over 34 years in the law practice industry and began his career in 1988.
Before joining McGivney & Kluger PC, Hoffman was an Attorney and Partner at Evans, Osborne & Kreizman. Hoffman graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a JD, and from Furman University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
43. Eric Fingerman
Partner of Brown & Connery
Eric Fingerman is a Partner of Brown & Connery, one of South Jersey's oldest and most well-regarded law firms. It has been providing quality legal services to business and individual clients for more than seven decades. Established in 1928, the firm has evolved and expanded to meet the challenges of increasingly complex legal issues in a rapidly changing society. Their staff consists of over 40 attorneys, with a dedicated group of legal assistants and support personnel, where they all continue a long tradition of quality service to their clients throughout the entire Delaware Valley Region. Fingerman has nearly 19 years in the law practice industry and began his career in 2003.
Before joining Brown & Connery, Fingerman was a Partner at Freeman Huber Sacks Brennan & Fingerman, and before that, an Associate Attorney at Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers. Earlier in his career he worked with Goldenberg, Mackler Sayegh & Mintz as an Associate Attorney. Fingerman graduated from Widener University School of Law with a JD, and from the University of Delaware with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy.
44. Laura Brady
Partner of Coughlin Midlige & Garland
Laura Brady is a Partner of Coughlin Midlige & Garland. She first joined the company in 2019. Founded in March 2004, Coughlin Duffy LLP is a diverse, full-service firm committed to providing legal services of exceptional quality and superior value. The firm serves regional, national, and international clients, bringing to each matter the energy, experience, and imagination of a talented group of lawyers and staff. Their attorneys and staff are dedicated to obtaining optimal results and fulfilling the highest standards of the profession, while offering a wide range of legal services, including all types of litigation, on behalf of corporate, institutional, governmental, and individual clients.
Previously, Brady was a Counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, and before that, a Law Clerk to Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr., New Jersey Supreme Court. Earlier in her career she worked with Morris County Prosecutor's Office as a Law Clerk. Brady earned a JD from Harvard Law School, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Williams College.
45. Richard Garofalo
Partner of Garrity Graham Murphy Garofalo Flinn
Richard Garofalo is a Partner of Garrity Graham Murphy Garofalo Flinn and first joined the company in 1995. Founded in 1971, the leading law firm represents clients in Federal and State Courts throughout Mercer, Somerset, Sussex, Hudson, Union, Middlesex, and Cape May counties. The firm offers a range of legal representation for individuals and businesses for personal injury, product liability, insurance coverage, construction related, family, divorce, and estate cases. The firm’s areas of practice include ADR, asbestos, business, corporate and commercial law, construction, employment law, environmental, family law, financial lines, healthcare law, insurance, litigation and operational risk management, serious personal injury, premises liability, defective products litigation, malpractice – professional liability, education and personal rights, transportation, and wills/trusts/estates.
Garofalo earned a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Government from Iona College.
46. Jennifer Borek
Partner of Genova Burns
Jennifer Borek is a Partner of Genova Burns. At Genova Burns, the innovative mid-sized law firm realizes the importance of industry specific focus groups. For over 30 years, the firm has partner with companies, businesses, trade associations, and government entities from around the globe. The firm provides an array of exceptional legal services across multiple practice areas with the quality expected of big law, but absent of the big law economics. Clients can trust the firm to understand their business, whether private or public, and help them achieve practical, real-world, and cost-conscious outcomes. Borek has over 18 years in the law practice industry. She began her career in 2004.
Borek graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law with a JD, and from Wake Forest University with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management.
47. Lawrence Mintz
Partner of Goldenberg Mackler Sayegh & Mintz
Lawrence Mintz is a Partner of Goldenberg Mackler Sayegh & Mintz. He first joined the company in 1980. As one of the largest and most established litigation law firms in southern New Jersey, their record reflects that they have excelled at both legal analysis and courtroom practice. The firm is known and respected in the legal community as aggressive and skilled lawyers who are willing to take cases to trial when necessary and able to put together fair settlements for their clients when appropriate. The firm is also committed to their roles as legal advisors, counselors, and litigators. Their goal is to provide honest and accurate assessments of each case and make recommendations based on what is in its client’s best interest.
Previously, Mintz was an Associate at Phillips Nizer LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as a Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Catherine B. Kelly. Mintz earned a JD from Howard University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland.
48. Jean Coelho
Partner of Hill Wallack
Jean Coelho began her professional career over 26 years ago. Today, she is a Partner of Hill Wallack. Founded in 1978, Hill Wallack LLP is a leading law firm with offices in Princeton, Cedar Knolls and Red Bank, New Jersey, Yardley, Pennsylvania, and New York City. With over 75 attorneys, the firm’s mid-market size allows it to provide sophisticated, high-level service to clients in a cost-efficient, responsive manner. Their attorneys are called upon to tackle some of the toughest legal and business challenges. The firm represents businesses, nonprofit and government entities, and individuals in litigation, transactional and regulatory issues, and includes those skilled in family law, trusts & estates, tax liability and other areas of individual service.
Coelho first got her start in 1996 as a Senior Trial Attorney at First Company. From there, she went on to Graziano, Piasecki & Whitelaw, LLC as Senior Litigation Counsel. Coelho graduated from The Catholic University of America with a JD and an undergraduate degree.
49. Erik Yngstrom
Partner of Lomurro Munson Comer Brown & Schottland
Erik Yngstrom began his professional career nearly 12 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Lomurro Munson Comer Brown & Schottland. Lomurro Law’s lawyers and staff pride themselves on providing the highest-caliber legal services in a caring and compassionate manner. They handle cases involving car crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, family law, criminal defense and more. From the firm’s law office in Freehold, it serves clients in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey.
Yngstrom first got his start in 2010 as a Law Clerk at Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. From there, he went on to Rudolph & Kayal, before eventually rising to Associate Attorney at The Tashjy Law Firm, L.L.C. Yngstrom graduated from Duquesne University School of Law with a JD, and from Monmouth University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
50. Scott Linsky
Partner of Lucosky Brookman
Scott Linsky is a Partner of Lucosky Brookman. He first joined the company in 2012. Lucosky Brookman LLP is a boutique corporate finance and securities law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey. The firm represents both domestic and international clients in sophisticated corporate and securities transactions, mergers, and acquisitions, secured and unsecured lending transactions, PIPEs and general corporate matters. The firm’s mission is to provide clients with exceptional legal representation and hands-on partner attention by listening to their clients and anticipating their needs.
Previously, Linsky was a Pharma Transactional Attorney at Mylan Specialty, and before that, a Corporate Associate at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC. Linsky earned a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Government from Cornell University.