Mark E. Seitelman
Mark E. Seitelman is the principal attorney.
Mark E. Seitelman handles all aspects of a clients case in either a "hand-ons" or supervisory capacity. He has handled over 10,000 client matters.
Mark E. Seitelman is admitted to practice in New York as well as other courts, such as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1979) and Brooklyn College (B.A. 1976).
In 1990 Mr. Seitelman opened Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, P.C., which concentrates in plaintiffs' personal injury and insurance matters.Mark E. Seitelman is one of New York's premier personal injury attorneys.
Michael has settled thousands of personal injury cases.
Michael is our "inside" man. In law firm parlance an "inside" man manages and prepares cases in the office for either settlement or trial as compared to trying cases in court. In managing clients' cases, he meets with clients from initial sign-up to closing.
Michael's expertise is settling cases, such as direct negotiations with the insurance company, negotiations with defense counsel, private mediation, arbitrations, and negotiations in court.
Michael Goldfarb is admitted to practice in New York. He is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D. 1992) and the University of Maryland (B.S. 1987).
Mirsade is a trial attorney.
She spends almost every day in court handling trials, hearings, motions, depositions, and court conferences. Her personal injury experience began as early as law school where she worked at the Staten Island Torts Division of the Corporation Counsel, the attorneys for the City of New York.
She represents the Albanian community in personal injury, property damage, and insurance matters. Mirsade speaks fluent Albanian.
Mirsade Bajraktarevic is admitted to practice in New York. She is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D. 1999) and St. John's University (B.A. 1996).
Mara G. Pandolfo
Mara handles our many court appearances, such as motions, preliminary conferences, pre-trial conferences, examinations before trial, and Municipal Law 50-H hearings.
She is fluent in French and majored in French in college.
Mara G. Pandolfo is admitted in New York, New Jersey, and District of Columbia. She is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2008) and Connecticut College (B.A. 2005).
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Of Counsel Attorneys
Nicholas A. Chivily
Nick is "of counsel" to our office. That means that Nick works for us part-time while handling his own, independent law practice. In the 1990's he was one of our full-time associate attorneys.
Nick handles both "inside" and "outside" work for us. The "inside" work consists of file reviews, preparation of pleadings, and any estates aspect of our personal injury work. His "outside" work includes litigation work outside the office, such as City hearings, court appearances, and examinations before trial.
Nick has handled thousands of personal injury cases.
Nicholas A. Chivily is admitted to practice in New York. He is a graduate of Albany Law School (J.D. 1989) and Syracuse University (B.A. 1986).
Elise Alpert, R.N., M.P.A., J.D.
Elise concentrates in mass torts, medical device and drug product liability, and medical malpractice.
She is both an attorney and a registered nurse. Elise is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and District of Columbia. She is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D.), University of Pennsylvania (B.S.N. [nursing]), and New York University (M.P.A. [health care]).
Irina’s practice, The Law Offices of Irina Roller, PLLC, is dedicated exclusively to representing children with special educational needs and their families. Irina and her staff work to ensure that children obtain the services and education that they need and are entitled to by law. Her website is www.nycspecialeducation.com.
Prior to starting her firm in 2004 Irina worked for premier plaintiff and defense law firms as a trial attorney where she handled all sorts of personal injury and malpractice cases.
Irina speaks fluent Russian, and she is an active member of the UJA-Federation of New York (Russian Division) for over 15 years.
Irina Roller is admitted in New York and is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D. 1999) and Hofstra University (B.A. 1996).
Gary is a professor of business law at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. He has authored the business law textbook used at the College.
Prior to teaching, Gary had his own personal injury law practice for many years in lower Manhattan.
Gary S. Smoke is admitted in New York. He is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D.), and New York University (B.A. and two M.A. degrees in arts).
Minna S. Monte
Minna is our Office Manager. She manages and runs the business side of the office and supervises the non-lawyer personnel. She also is our client ombudsman, firm conscience, and trouble shooter.
Arelis handles client matters from inception to end. She speaks Spanish.
Montfort Ameris, Jr.
email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMontfort handles paralegal duties on client matters from intake to conclusion. He speaks French, Creole, and Spanish.
email: email@example.comAndrea has vast experience in personal injury. She started with us about 20 years ago, and she left for a period to work on the defense side. She handles some of our more litigated matters.
Natalya was formally a chemist in the Ukraine of the former Soviet Union and is responsible for opening and closing clients' cases as well as handling administrative matters. She speaks Russian and Ukrainian.
Sherry works-up clients' cases from initial meeting to conclusion.
email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDamaris has much experience in personal injury matters. She worked for us in the 1990’s, and she recently returned. Damaris speaks Spanish fluently, and she services many of our Spanish speaking clients. She is known for her warm personality.
Sonia handles the "front of the office" including the phones, reception, and scheduling clients for appointments and their physical exams.
Elina hails from the former Soviet Union where she was a police detective. Elina handles the closure of cases including the thorny issues of liens. Elina speaks fluent Russian.