Best Lawyers announced “The Best Lawyers in America” rankings* for 2017, and 17 Stark & Stark attorneys have been named for the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Corporate Law, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation for both Defendants and Plaintiffs, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates, and Workers’ Compensation Law.

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Attorney Bruce Stern was sworn in over the weekend as Secretary of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the organization’s annual convention in Los Angeles, CA. The AAJ is the world’s largest trial bar, which works to promote justice through the legal system for people injured by the negligence or misconduct of others.

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Stark & Stark is pleased to announce that attorney Bryan M. Roberts has been elected as a new Shareholder of the firm.

Bryan M. Roberts is a member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury Group in the Lawrenceville office. Mr. Roberts concentrates his practice in the areas of wrongful death and catastrophic injuries as a result of automobile, commercial truck, and motorcycle accidents. Prior to joining Stark & Stark, he was an Associate for a firm in Philadelphia where he defended wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims, which gave him invaluable knowledge that will greatly benefit his injured clients in his current practice.

To read more about Mr. Roberts’ Truck and Bus Accident blogs, please click here.

Stark & Stark earned six spots on the New Jersey Law Journal’s Top NJ Verdicts & Settlements list for 2015. Congratulations to our Personal Injury team for doing what Stark & Stark does best—putting the law to use for our clients and getting the best outcomes. Top mentions went to:

Delgado v. Stony Brook Sew & Vac $1.8 million Settlement Mark Davis
Perreault v. Fratarcangeli $1.6 million Verdict Bryan Roberts
Leip v. Princeton University $1.2 million Settlement Michael Donahue
Sanjeevaraya v. Spencer $250,000 Settlement Mark Davis

 

Also included were PI attorneys, Domenic Sanginiti and Evan Lide representing plaintiffs in separate car accidents.

Stark & Stark’s accident and personal injury practice serves as many as 2,000 clients per year. Each unique case is supervised by an experienced attorney and supported by an Accidental Injury Trauma Teams comprised of experienced attorneys and paralegals.

The Top NJ Verdicts & Settlements supplement is published by the New Jersey Law Journal and comes out once per year.

Stark & Stark will be attending the second annual Capital City Book Fair event in Trenton, NJ on May 14th, 2016 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The Capital City Book Fair is a two-day event taking place all day Friday and Saturday, and is intended to be a celebration of all the local booksellers, indie presses, authors, and bibliophiles in central New Jersey. In addition to the Book Market, the fair will include a Scrabble tournament, a mystery writing panel, a poetry slam, and a variety of readings and performances for children.

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Stark & Stark is pleased to announce the election of Michael G. Donahue, III, Esq. as Managing Shareholder of the firm, effective May 1, 2016.  In this new leadership role, Mr. Donahue will oversee the day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning of the firm.  His election to Managing Shareholder coincides with his upcoming June installation as President of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) for the 2016-2017 term, where he also serves as co-chair of NJAJ’s Amicus Curiae Committee.

Mr. Donahue, who has been with the firm since 1995, is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and focuses his practice on products liability and serious personal injury litigation. He is a prolific legal presenter, a member of several New Jersey-based law associations, and very active in area charitable and philanthropic organizations, including Boheme Opera New Jersey, the Trenton Area YMCA, the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, and Theater Exile in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Start & Stark is proud to announce that Shareholder John Sakson, Esq. has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as a recipient of their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Sakson is one of only 25 attorneys in New Jersey to receive this recognition for 2016.

Recipients were recommended to the NJLJ by their readers and other members of the legal community. The focus in selecting these recipients was to find attorneys “who have helped to shape the law in New Jersey, whether through their work on the bench, their work in-house, building a firm or any other means.” While many attorneys were recommended for inclusion, Mr. Sakson’s worthiness was “indisputable,” landing him in the class of recipients for 2016.

John Sakson is a Shareholder and serves as the Co-Managing Director of Stark & Stark, and is the Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp Practice Group.  Further, Mr. Sakson has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney for over thirty years, and has previously served two terms as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Trial Attorney Certification.

Stark & Stark congratulates Mr. Sakson on this incredible distinction. View the full list of recipients.  To learn more about Mr. Sakson and his practice, please click here.

Congratulations to Stark & Stark attorneys Martin P. Schrama and David M. Schmid for receiving certifications by the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Certification Committee as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys.

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recognizes five areas of specialty for Attorney Certification, which are:

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Criminal Trial Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Matrimonial Law, and
  • Municipal Court Trial Attorneys

Furthermore, this is a highly elite certification process, as less than 2% of all eligible New Jersey attorneys have achieved this Certified Attorney status.

Mr. Schrama is a member of Stark & Stark’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups, and is Chairman and Co-Founder of the Mass Tort Litigation Group. He has extensive experience litigating on both the trial and appellate levels of the federal and state courts of New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Schmid is a member of Stark & Stark’s Personal Injury Group, and he focuses his practice on representing victims injured in cases regarding automobile, premise liability, and insurance law.

To learn more about the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Certification Committee and the Certified Civil Trial Attorney certification process, please click here.

Shareholder John A. Sakson, Executive Committee member and Director and Chair of the Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp Group, was recertified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a civil trial advocate. Mr. Sakson has been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1983.

The NBTA was started with the goal to create an objective set of standards which illustrate an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law. In order to become an NBTA board certified trial attorney, an attorney must successfully demonstrate substantial trial experience, submit judicial and peer references, attend continuing legal education (CLE) courses, and provide proof of good standing as an attorney. The NBTA is committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a quality attorney.

As a result of the stringent requirements, approximately only 3 percent of American attorneys are successfully board certified and become members of this select and prestigious group.

“I’m honored to have received the NBTA’s recertification,” said Mr. Sakson. “I have been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney for over three decades now, and I hope to continue that record through the rest of my career as an attorney.”

Shareholder John A. Sakson, Executive Committee member and Director and Chair of the Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp Group, was re-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a civil trial advocate. Mr. Sakson has been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 1983.

The NBTA was started with the goal to create an objective set of standards which illustrate an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law. In order to become an NBTA board certified trial attorney, an attorney must successfully demonstrate substantial trial experience, submit judicial and peer references, attend continuing legal education (CLE) courses, and provide proof of good standing as an attorney. The NBTA is committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a quality attorney.

As a result of the stringent requirements, approximately only 3 percent of American attorneys are successfully board certified and become members of this select and prestigious group.

“I’m honored to have received the NBTA’s recertification,” said Mr. Sakson. “I have been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney for over three decades now, and I hope to continue that record through the rest of my career as an attorney.”