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Attorney William Greenberg Lectures at New Jersey Association for Justice Seminar

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William S. Greenberg, Esq.
Earlier this year, the New Jersey Association for Justice held its Winter Seminar in Somerset, NJ where William Greenberg of Greenberg Minasian LLC gave a presentation on Deposing the Defendant Driver in an Auto Case. The 45-minute presentation at the March 1st event highlighted one of the most important phases in auto-related litigation.

A defendant’s deposition is critical for a variety of reasons, and Mr. Greenberg was able to review the most important points that are essential to a successful personal injury case stemming from a motor vehicle collision.

Other guest speakers covered additional deposition and preparedness-related topics, including: premises and defense liability as well as other auto-related issues.

For more information about upcoming Seminars, visit the New Jersey Association for Justice Website.

William Greenberg and Lawrence Minasian of Greenberg Minasian Recognized With NJ Law Journal Hall of Fame Awards

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Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is pleased to announce its recent induction into the New Jersey Law Journal’s Hall of Fame for 2015.  The prestigious recognition stems from the firm’s $17 million verdict in 2014 (Baker v. New Jersey Transit).

The award was included as part of the highest and second-highest verdicts or settlements in six different categories.  Greenberg Minasian placed first in the “Public Liability” category, and had the second highest award amount among all the recognized law firms in all categories.

In early 2011, Greenberg Minasian’s client exited a public transit bus in East Orange when the bus driver closed the door on a bag she was carrying.  The bus dragged the client as it departed, crushing her pelvis and causing a cascade of other injuries, including a closed head injury.

The client underwent 12 subsequent surgeries for her injuries, including one that caused her to stop breathing, exacerbating the head injury and leading to a cognitive deficit.  In February, 2014, an eight-member jury awarded GM’s client $17 million for past and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering.

The recognition from the New Jersey Law Journal is just one of several recent awards and recognitions Greenberg Minasian has received.  Those include the Top 50 Verdicts of 2014 from The National Law Journal and the 2014 Litigator Award.

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Greenberg Minasian, LLC Honored With Multiple Awards and Recognitions

Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is pleased to announce its recent inclusion and selection for multiple awards by regional and national publications and organizations.

Included in the cases from 2014 was a $17 million jury verdict, which helped garner significant attention for the Firm.  In addition, the attorneys at Greenberg Minasian were  busy with numerous accident and work-related cases, helping to make 2014 one of the most successful years on record.

Some recent awards and recognitions include:

•  New Jersey Law Journal 2015 Hall of Fame (Greenberg Minasian, LLC)
•  The Litigator Awards (Greenberg Minasian, LLC)
•  The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (William Greenberg & Lawrence Minasian)
•  Global Directory of Who’s Who – Top Lawyer, 2015 (Lawrence Minasian)

For more information on the above items or for general questions about our law firm, please contact the office at 973-325-7711.

ABOUT GREENBERG MINASIAN, LLC

The attorneys at Greenberg Minasian are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims and their family members.  We are trial attorneys and prepare every case as if was going to trial.  Our experienced attorneys have recovered tens-of-millions of dollars on behalf of individuals who were seriously injured or lost family members in and around the New Jersey area.

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William Greenberg and Larry Minasian of Greenberg Minasian Win Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award

Greenberg Minasian Wins Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award
Greenberg Minasian, LLC named 2014 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Personal Injury Litigation.

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Greenberg Minasian, LLC, a trial law firm located in West Orange, New Jersey, was today awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of Personal Injury Litigation.

Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyers {firms} who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement within one or more of 72 pre-defined “Practice Specialty” categories. Based strictly on “Verdict and/or Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, the Litigator Awards are perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged trial law rating. Simply being nominated is to be set among the elite of the profession. Those awarded are generally considered among the finest trial lawyers in the nation.

To be Award Eligible, Nominees must prove achievement of litigation “Performance Benchmarks” that includes not less than:

a). Two verified “Verdicts or Settlements” of at-least $1 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 5 year period prior to Nomination*, or

b). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $5 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 10 year period prior to Nomination**, or

c). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $10 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 20 year period prior to Nomination.

It is a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all Lawyers, and truly a testament to each Award Recipient’s remarkable performance relative to peers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded annually in any given Practice Specialty*.

Winning a 2014 Litigator Award is a “Powerful Endorsement” of superior litigation achievement that provides discerning clientele {as well as referring professionals} with a strong reason to trust their case with an Award Recipient. Moreover, it offers a testament to their remarkable performance relative to peers.

To learn more go to: http://www.LitigatorAwards.com

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Greenberg Minasian Attorneys Nominated for Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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Greenberg Minasian, LLC is proud to announce the nomination of William S. Greenberg Esq. and Lawrence D. Minasian Esq. to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers for Civil Plaintiff Attorneys. This prestigious organization recognizes the top trial lawyers in the United States based on their qualifications and skills. In addition, it offers the highest-quality education programs for trial attorneys, as well as a quality network of talent willing to interact and share ideas.

As an invitation-only organization, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Membership is extended to only the most qualified attorneys from each state. One of the goals of the organization is to support the importance and value of the trial setting. The following video from the National Trial Lawyers President explains this valuable concept:

The networking opportunities, advocacy training, and continuing education that the National Trial Lawyers makes available to its members becomes a great asset for the clients at Greenberg Minasian.

We are excited about the opportunity of this nomination and what it will offer to our firm and clients in our area.

Greenberg Minasian Wins $17 Million Verdict for Client

Angelique Baker wasn’t able to keep her appointment. She stepped off the New Jersey Transit bus with time to spare but her bag string got caught in the door that had closed before she was clear. The accident reconstruction expert hired by Ms. Baker’s attorney showed that the bus dragged her for over 25 feet before she broke loose and slipped under the rear wheels of the bus which drove over her mid-section.

Ms. Baker’s appointment was changed to the Emergency Room and later to Intensive Care as she struggled to survive her extensive injuries including severe hip, leg and arm injuries as well as head trauma.

A Dramatic Change of Plans

At 39 years of age, Angelique was five months into a successful battle against her past addictive behavior. She missed her appointment that fateful day in 2011; her efforts cut short by a door that closed too soon.

On February 21, after a six-week trial, it only took the jury a little over an hour to reject the defense and award  a $17 million verdict to Angelique. Her attorney, William Greenberg commented on behalf of himself and his law partner, Lawrence Minasian:

“We are very pleased with the verdict. The two of us lived with this case since the accident and saw firsthand how devastating the injuries were to Angelique. This verdict reinforces our belief that a person’s past history must not overshadow the devastating injuries and pain with which Angelique continues to suffer. These monies will allow her to get the proper medical care and home care she so desperately needs for the rest of her life.”

Your Share of This Verdict

There is no doubt that Angelique needs and deserves this verdict. If it were you, you would expect the same. However, there are other benefits we all share when a jury does the right thing.

Every transit company in the U.S. should be examining this case and adjusting training procedures to ensure that every driver is properly trained so that this type of accident never happens again.

William S. Greenberg Accepted as a Master Of Court By the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court

William S. Greenberg has been recently accepted as a Master of the Court by the Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court.

The term, Inn of Court, is not well known in American legal culture, however, the appellation is well known in England where it originates. Inns of Court were English societies, unchartered and unincorporated, that were responsible for legal education dating back to the mid-13th Century.

American Inns of Court were formed in the 1980’s to emulate the English Courts in principle; becoming informal societies intended to improve ethics, skills, and professionalism in the U.S. legal system. Since then, several hundred Inns of Court have been founded. Members include judges, lawyers, law professors, and law students. Each court meets monthly to share a meal and hold discussions on topics related to the intent of each organization.

Inns of Court function as informal mentoring societies; where Masters and Barristers impart their experience and wisdom to other associates and law students.

The Brennan-Vanderbilt Inn of Court, based in Essex County, New Jersey, was formed by the 2007 merger of the William J. Brennan Inn of Court and the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inn of Court. The Inn seeks to promote legal excellence in civil litigation and fidelity to the highest standards of professionalism.

The Inn offers its pupils the guidance of its Masters in monthly presentations on specific areas of practice, supplemented by the opportunity to practice their skills in smaller pupilage groups hosted by some of the pre-eminent firms in the area.

Masters and Barristers enjoy the opportunity to discuss issues in the law in an informal setting with their peers as well as members of the Essex County Judiciary.

The opportunity to discuss law in an informal setting with colleagues one might normally oppose in court is intellectually stimulating and expands an attorney’s perspective.

William Greenberg has been involved at all levels of the court. Each level offers important perspectives and training no matter how experienced the practitioner. As a newly appointed Master, Mr. Greenberg looks forward to the opportunities to share what he has learned with his younger colleagues, while honing his skills in the process.

As a New Jersey personal injury attorney, William Greenberg stays at the forefront of personal injury law. His position as Master exemplifies his commitment to ongoing innovation and improved skill in his field of expertise.