Personal Injury | Serving Basking Ridge, NJ
Choose Pinczewski & Shpelfogel, P.C. for qualified Personal Injury representation in the Basking Ridge, New Jersey area.
Our team works directly with clients to communicate and resolve cases. We give clients the personal attention they deserve to close the case and move on. Our attorneys are determined and persuasive, yet organized and thoughtful. Years of experience have taught us how to work effectively to achieve excellent results.
Our attorneys are available to hear about cases in New York and New Jersey.
With decades of experience in Brooklyn, the attorneys at Pinczewski & Shpelfogel, P.C. deliver focused legal counsel and aggressive representation
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Benjamin Pinczewski graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Stonybrook, after which he attended St. John’s School of Law, where he quickly became the youngest Civil Trial competition winner in the school’s history. After graduating in 1985, he worked for Snitow & Pauley in New York City, focusing on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense work and real estate transactions.
Mr. Pinczewski opened his own law firm in 1990. Initially, he primarily represented insurance carriers, providing expert defense work in negligence cases, personal injury lawsuits and no fault collection matters. He continued to develop his skills and expertise in representing individuals and entities in complex civil business litigations. He further developed and enhanced his courtroom skills, trying numerous cases to verdict. Most importantly, he gained invaluable insight into insurance carriers’ perspectives on cases, what methods they use to analyze and assess the case value, and the tricks they use to defend a claim.
In 1997, Mr. Pinczewski decided to forgo defense work, instead focusing on Plaintiffs who were injured in motor-vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and workplace accidents. With his vast inside knowledge of how insurance carriers defend and assess claims, as well as his trial experience, he is able to routinely recover excellent awards, verdicts and settlements on behalf of accident victims. He also began representing doctors in regulatory matters while drafting agreements to properly structure their practices and to best protect their interests. Mr. Pinczewski is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients, as well as the entire community. His passion - as well as his commitment to doing the right thing - resulted in him being featured on an episode of ABC hit show, “What would you do?“. Unscripted and unaware he was being recorded, Mr. Pinczewski fiercely protected and stood up for a couple being discriminated against.
Mr. Pinczewski is married and has a teenage son. He serves on the Board of Ethics in his community and previously served on the Zoning Board. He is a member of the New Jersey Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Advisory Counsel. He is very active in Brooklyn charities, judges the NYC Mock Trial High School competition, and serves as a Judge for Generation Citizen’s Civics Day events. He is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey.
Mitchell B. Shpelfogel graduated from Hofstra University School of Law at 22 years old, the youngest graduate in the school’s history. Mr. Shpelfogel began his career as Senior Court Attorney to New York Civil Court Judge Lila P. Gold, after which he joined Pinczewski & Shpelfogel, P.C. as a partner in 2008. Since his joining Pinczewski & Shpelfogel, the firm’s practice has grown exponentially, serving diversified clientele in various litigation and transactional matters.
Mr. Shpelfogel is a recognized leader in the field of real estate law. In 2009, he was noted by Crain’s New York and The New York Law Journal as serving as counsel to the largest multi-family residential transaction of the year in Brooklyn, New York. He is renown for his expertise in multi-family real estate and his legal acumen. Mr. Shpelfogel has been a repeat panelist at New York real estate summits, presenting on the topic to hundreds of attorneys and real estate professionals.
He regularly tries to verdict commercial, personal injury and other litigation matters with successful results, collecting millions of dollars on their clients’ behalf.
In February 2009, thieves, hiding behind a fake chimney to avoid detection, cut a hole through the bank’s roof, lowered themselves into the vault room, and stole the safety deposit boxes. Mr. Shpelfogel represented the largest group of victims, successfully negotiating satisfactory settlements for each client.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Shpelfogel is an active member of his community. He is a Board member of Brooklyn Community Board 15 and sits on the Public Safety, Zoning and Community Affairs committees. Mr. Shpelfogel is also a board member of several charitable organizations and sits on the Board of Trustees of local schools.
After being personally impacted by Hurricane Sandy, during which he and his family were forced from their home that sustained severe damage, Mr. Shpelfogel lent members of his community assistance in recovery of insurance and disaster recovery proceeds. Having witnessed first-hand the severe impact of the storm on the community, his friends and neighbors, and having gone through the claims process himself, he felt uniquely equipped to deal with FEMA and insurance carriers. Mr. Shpelfogel helped many recover the necessary funds from recalcitrant insurance carriers, allowing his clients to rebuild their homes and businesses.
In his firm’s work representing clients in their Hurricane Sandy insurance claims, Mr. Shpelfogel found that a number of insurance carriers were resorting to unscrupulous and even fraudulent practices to wrongfully deny claims. Unfortunately, such fraudulent conduct and bad-faith practices are widespread. Incredibly, Mr. Shpelfogel found that an insurance carrier denied a claim on the basis of an engineer’s report that claimed damage to his client’s home existed prior to the storm, despite the fact that the insurance company knew that the engineer who inspected the home found that all the damage was caused by Hurricane Sandy and the engineering company changed the report to say otherwise. Pinczewski & Shpelfogel filed a class action lawsuit in that case against the insurance carrier and the law firm representing it, the engineering company, and other individuals and entities involved in the fraud, for colluding, in violation of the federal racketeering laws, to fraudulently deny rightful insurance claims.