Personal injuries sustained in an automobile accident can be devastating. The repercussions of a serious injury can impact the most important aspects of your life, including your health, finances and family relationships. The best outcomes occur when the injured party has advocates who work tirelessly on their behalf and have their best interests at heart.
We are attorneys with extensive experience in personal injury litigation involving automobile accidents. Our attorneys represent both plaintiffs and insurance carriers. This sets us apart from other firms as we understand the goals of each party in any personal injury litigation because of this experience on both sides of the aisle. This knowledge and experience enables us to provide unparalleled service to our clients.
Our firm was founded in Garfield, New Jersey and is currently located in Montvale. We are a short drive from New York, Newark, Paramus, Upper Saddle River, Mahwah, Ramsey and most Northern New Jersey towns.
If you cannot come to us for a consultation, we will come to you upon request.
As attorneys, our role is to advocate for your best interests. We are here to make sure you are heard and attain the best possible outcome. Call today to speak with your advocate.
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Arthur J. Messineo, III is a founding member of Messineo Law
Mr. Messineo specializes in insurance fraud litigation. Prior to founding the firm, he was the managing partner of a law firm and the Supervising Attorney and Location Chair for the New Jersey law office of a national law firm. Arthur has handled insurance fraud/special investigation unit insurance investigations involving multiple parties and corporations. He has prepared numerous declaratory judgment actions and complex Orders to Show Cause as well as settlement agreements. He has acted as liaison for corporate counsel of a major insurance company overseeing several other law firms throughout New Jersey on the handling of large and complex insurance fraud lawsuits.
He has successfully obtained judgments, settlements, and restitution in excess of $8,000,000 against individuals and entities involved in staged accident rings and auto body shop operation rings.
Arthur has lectured on insurance fraud issues for the New Jersey Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey Special Investigators Association. Arthur has an AV preeminent attorney rating. He was nominated as one of Bergen County’s top lawyers featured in the 201 Magazine.
Arthur received his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton Law School in 1993.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Gettysburg College in 1990.
Arthur is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Tariq J. Messineo is a founding member of Messineo Law.
Mr. Messineo specializes in insurance defense litigation, fraud investigations, commercial litigation, PIP arbitrations, and commercial litigation. He was selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012. During his time at Widener University School of Law, Tariq clerked for the Honorable Henry DuPont Ridgely of the Supreme Court of Delaware and served as an editor for Weidner’s Law Review. He is currently a member of the Columbians, an Italian-American charity organization which provides scholarships to promising students and hardship relief to families in need.
Tariq received his Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law in 2009 with magna cum laude honors.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton in 2005.
Tariq is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the State of New York.
Michael Kemezis is a Senior Trial attorney with Messineo Law.
Mr. Kemezis practices in the areas of insurance defense, personal injury defense, and insurance fraud investigation. During his 30+ years as a litigator, Mr. Kemezis has handled and tried numerous cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey, in just about all of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Michael specializes in representing insurance carriers in insurance fraud and SIU litigation and investigations. His innovative thinking and intimate knowledge of Court rules and procedure have consistently produced superb results.
Mr. Kemezis is a Superior Court approved arbitrator, presently serving as an arbitrator in Bergen County for auto and bodily injury cases.
Mr. Kemezis has served as a member of the Bergen County District Ethics Committee and has presented cases to the Supreme Court Ethics Committee.
Mr. Kemezis is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and the New Jersey Bar Association.
Michael received his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University Law School in 1982.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Charles Rabolli, Jr. is an attorney with Messineo Law.
Mr. Rabolli’s areas of practice include commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate, municipal court, wills and estates, land use, landlord/tenant, Chancery, election law and personal injury litigation. He is a former Bergen County Central Municipal Court prosecutor.
Mr. Rabolli is a past President of the Passaic County Bar Association. He is a court appointed rent receiver. He has been a court appointed attorney for alleged incapacitated persons. He has sat as a condemnation commissioner. He has sat as a member of the Passaic County Fee Arbitration Committee. He is the Chairman of the Mahwah Zoning Board of Adjustment. He was a trustee of the North Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association.
Charles received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law in 1992.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Electrical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering in 1985.
He is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
Mark D. Taylor is an associate with Messineo Law.
Mr. Taylor is a civil litigation attorney licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Keith Pedrani is of counsel to Messineo Law.
Mr. Pedrani practices in the areas of construction law, insurance defense litigation, and commercial real estate. Before joining the firm, Mr. Pedrani worked as an extern with the Syracuse Office of the Corporation Counsel and as a student attorney with the Securities Arbitration and Consumer Law Clinic at Syracuse University. Mr. Pedrani was also a contributor to the Journal of International Law and Commerce.
Keith received his Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2016 with magna cum laude honors.
He also received his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2016.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA in 2012.
Keith is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Tom Benedetti is of counsel to Messineo Law.
Mr. Benedetti has been engaged in the private practice of law in New Jersey and New York since 1985. He specializes in commercial and residential real estate, commercial transactions, business representation and trusts and estates. Tom represents for-profit and non-profit business entities and general legal matters and transaction. He also represents purchasers, sellers and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions in New York and New Jersey. He is regularly appointed in guardianship and estate proceedings by the Morris County Surrogate. He has served as special Morris County counsel since 2011 and was recently appointed special counsel to the Morris County Park Commission.
Tom received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law in 1985.
He also received his Masters in Sociology from Fordham University in 1980.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from William Paterson University in 1978.
Tom is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey.
Kevin P. Chamberlin is of counsel to Messineo Law.
Kevin's years of litigation experience have allowed him the opportunity to strengthen and expand the specifics and boundaries of his legal knowledge. Mr. Chamberlin has focused much of his legal career on being a respected criminal defense attorney in his native state of Connecticut, during his vehement pursuit of the fair service of justice.
Mr. Chamberlin works to the best of his abilities and is relentless in this work while representing each individual, in order to reach the best possible outcome for every legal situation. Despite his primary focus in criminal defense, Mr. Chamberlin has defended, represented, and appeared regarding a multitude of legal matters, and delights in the opportunity to challenge his knowledge and abilities when taking on something other than criminal matters. Although his confidence in his talent and qualifications is evident, Mr. Chamberlin possesses an unorthodox modesty, and is not above advice and/or learning about past experiences from his peers. This opens an unprecedented edge and point of view when tackling different legal situations.
Mr. Chamberlin has practiced law within the Danbury, Connecticut area (as well as most other Connecticut localities) for the past 17 years, since the launch of his own private practice, The Law Office of Kevin P. Chamberlin, LLC, in 2001.
Mr. Chamberlin is admitted to practice in Connecticut.
Christopher G. Winans is of counsel to Messineo Law.
Mr. Winans has been engaged in the private practice of law in Connecticut for 30 years. He specializes in collections, commercial law, construction litigation, foreclosures, landlord tenant law and civil litigation. Mr. Winans takes pride in effectively solving cases and meeting the legal needs of his clients.
Mr. Winans received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law in 1986.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University in 1983.
Mr. Winans is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut.
Walter Sakowski is of counsel to Messineo Law.
Walter received his Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in 1994 where he served on the Moot Court Board and Intern Advisory Board.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University, earning Dean’s list honors.
Walter is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
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