Jonathan F. Banks
Of Counsel

Jonathan F. Banks handles the full spectrum of cases ranging from automobile accidents to complex construction site accidents. He also attends many of the firm’s high exposure mediations and arbitrations. He was Associate Counsel for Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP from 1999 through 2004 and began working with our firm in 2005.

Additional Info

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Crashes
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York (1994)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District
  • United States District Court, Southern District

Education

  • J.D., Ohio Northern University College of Law (1993)
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (1990)

Duane Fiedler
Of Counsel

Mr. Fielder stays abreast of legal developments and has lectured at seminars for the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Law Journal Seminars and Practicing Law Institute. A frequent commentator on legal news and trends, he has served as a commentator on Court TV and also been interviewed by 60 minutes. He has appeared on the Today show and been featured in Newsday, The Journal News and Savvy magazine.

Chosen as one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the American Association of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Fiedler has been selected as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and included in The Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers, New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers issue and Best Trial Lawyers in Westchester.

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Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligence Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York (1979)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District (1979)
  • United States District Court, Southern District (1979)

Education

  • J.D. (1978)
    • New York University School of Law
    • California Western School of Law
  • B.A., Syracuse University (1975)

Michael M. Goldberg
Of Counsel

Mr. Goldberg graduated from Tulane University’s School of Engineering in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He attended Franklin Pierce Law Center and in 1994 simultaneously received a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Intellectual Property Law. He is admitted to practice in New York’s U.S. Southern District and U.S. Eastern District, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • District Court of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • J.D. and Masters of Intellectual Property Law, Franklin Pierce Law Center (1994)
  • B.S., Tulane University School of Engineering (1991)

Robert Marcus
Of Counsel

For Robert B. Marcus, law has been his one true calling. The pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients has always been his abiding goal. He has obtained many awards for his clients in the one million dollar range; some of which were well in excess of such amount, while a partner at a prominent, Long Island based Law Firm.

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Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • New York (1980)
  • Eastern District of New York (1980)
  • Southern District of New York (1980)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit (1991)

Education

  • J.D., Pace University School of Law (1979)
  • B.A., Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York (1975)
  • State University of New York at Binghamton (1970)

Awards, Achievements and Recognition

  • Named as a New York Super Lawyer from 2006 through 2015 (10th consecutive years)
  • Selected for 2 consecutive years as one of Long Island’s Top recent Legal Eagles.
  • Awarded the prestigious AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell from 2004-2015. This rating, which identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability, is a reflection of expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. The AV rating system was established by attorneys for attorneys, and recognizes those with the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.
  • Selected as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Trial Lawyers Association from 2007-2012 and the National Trial Lawyers from 2012-2015.

Barry Weinstein
Of Counsel

Mr. Weinstein has represented hundreds of defendants in cases involving suppression, competency, detention, parole revocation, as well as all other types of hearings.

Barry Weinstein began his legal career in 1973 as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, where he prosecuted every type of case. He was assigned to the Homicide Bureau in his final two years in the District Attorney’s Office (1979 and 1980). In those two years, Barry tried approximately 20 homicides, and successfully prosecuted all but one. As a defense attorney, Barry has tried hundreds of cases. He has also represented hundreds of defendants in cases involving suppression, competency, detention, parole revocation, as well as all other types of hearings.

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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Barry represents clients on a pro hac (one-time) basis in the following jurisdictions: the United States District Court of Puerto Rico, the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, Southern District of California, District Court of New Jersey, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, District Court of Rhode Island, District Court of Delaware, District Court of Louisiana, District Court of Tennessee, Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Texas, and the State courts of New Jersey and Florida.

Elliot Sinel
Of Counsel

Elliot Sinel is a senior trial attorney. He is recognized as an exceptional trial lawyer in New York with nearly thirty years of trial experience. Mr. Sinel has conducted in excess of seventy five jury trials during his career.

As one of the leading trial attorneys in nursing home abuse and neglect cases, Mr. Sinel obtained one of the only seven figure verdicts from a jury in New York State involving a bedsore that developed in a nursing home. He has obtained tens millions of dollars for clients in settlements and jury verdicts in cases against hospitals, nursing homes, and medical doctors.

Mr. Sinel has had a two million dollar jury verdict vs the City of New York as well as numerous settlements in excess of a million dollars. He recently recovered three million dollars for a non-union laborer who was injured on a construction site. His reputation is that of a tough litigator who will take difficult cases to trial if necessary. Mr. Sinel is well known throughout all of the trial courts in New York.

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Practice Areas

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Liability

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Education

  • B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1984)
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law (1987)

Awards, Achievements and Recognition

  • Obtained one of the only seven figure verdicts from a jury in New York State involving a bedsore that developed in a nursing home

Robert Selg
Case Manager

Case Manager for Auto Accident Claimants

Mr. Selg is a staunch advocate for our clients and their families.

Insurance Industry Experience

Prior to joining our New York City injury law firm, Mr. Selg worked as senior claims adjuster for more than 15 years focusing on insurance defense litigation and settlement negotiations for some of the largest insurance carriers in the industry, including Travelers Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Nationwide Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance. While working for the insurance companies and under lawyer supervision, Mr. Selg has successfully help resolve countless personal injury claims. Rob is thoroughly versed in insurance carrier tactics.

Mr. Selg’s experience and unique insight into the insurance industry benefits our clients tremendously. He is personally familiar with how insurance companies value a client’s case. He knows the specific documents, records, specialists, medical tests, etc. that the insurance company places the greatest value on. Mr. Selg’s particular knowledge and experience helps our clients in developing their case in our goal to obtain the most amount of money possible.

Brian Montalto
Case Manager

Mr. Montalto has been in the industry for over 20 years.  He was born in NYC and raised in the NYC metropolitan area.  He has worked for several insurance carriers that include State Farm Insurance, Travelers Insurance, Nationwide Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance.  His experience involves all types of personal injury cases such as construction accidents, automobile accidents, trip and falls and general liability claims.

He also has managerial insurance experience at the corporate level, being well versed in methodologies, tactics and strategies of the insurance company.

Mr. Montalto’s invaluable experience and knowledge has resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients.