CONRAD J. BENEDETTO, ESQUIRE – FOUNDING ATTORNEY– firstname.lastname@example.org
Conrad J. Benedetto founded his law practice in January 1988. Serving the Greater Philadelphia Area for the past 24 years his focus has been on Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation, but also includes: Real Estate, Business, and Municipal Court matters. Mr. Benedetto is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is admitted in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the US District Court of New Jersey, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Benedetto began his legal career in October 1981, joining the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department as a litigation attorney where spent the next three and a half years, quickly distinguished himself as a top litigation lawyer. After finishing his service for the City of Philadelphia, Mr. Benedetto moved into the private sector, joining the Law Office of Bernard Kubert and Associates as a litigation attorney in March of 1985. Working with the Kubert firm, he refined his knowledge of Personal Injury and Real Estate law, while his work ethic and sharp litigation skills solidified his reputation as an up-and-coming Philadelphia attorney. In January of 1987, after nearly two years with Kubert, Mr. Benedetto took a position with the prominent firm of Klovsky, Kuby, & Harris. While working for Klovsky, Kuby, & Harris, Mr. Benedetto strove to further develop his strong standing in the Philadelphia community. After a year with the firm, he had done this and also knew he had the skills necessary to establish his own law practice. With that, Mr. Benedetto left Klovsky, Kuby, & Harris and established the Law offices of Conrad J. Benedetto. Since then he has spent the past 24 years cultivating his practice by developing outstanding personal working relationships with clients and courts in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area. Prior to his legal career Mr. Benedetto attended St. Joseph’s University, graduating in 1978 with a B.A. in History with Phi Alpha Beta honors distinction. He graduated from the Widener University School of Law in May of 1981 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars later that year. graduated from Widener University.
MELISSA HOFFMAN, ESQUIRE – email@example.com
Melissa received a J.D., Widener University School of Law and 2003 B.S., Rutgers University (Camden), 1998 an is an attorney with the Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto whose practice is propelled by her dedication and passion for alleviating the tension and anxiety commonly experienced by many individuals involved in family law cases while helping clients navigate the complexities of the judiciary and the legal system. Melissa has collaborated with clients to achieve successful results in all aspects of family law matters and currently concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce, custody, parenting time, and domestic violence. Ms. Hoffman offers clients the benefit of the wealth of knowledge and skill that she acquired, prior to joining the Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto, in related areas of law, including real estate, tax sale foreclosure, landlord tenant, contracts, civil litigation and bankruptcy, which compliment Ms. Hoffman’s present focus on her law practice. While previously representing creditors in foreclosure proceedings, Melissa gained an intimate understanding of the perspective, interests, and priorities of mortgage lenders and finance companies, which now enables Melissa to develop creative and dynamic strategies to accomplish clients’ goals for equitably distributing assets during divorce actions. Melissa’s former practice in these related areas of law particularly qualifies her to advise clients about financial options which are both realistic and sustainable long term, as well as to help clients effectuate their preferred solutions. Outside of work, Melissa currently serves as an active member of the Parent Teacher Association for her daughter’s grade school. In her free time, Melissa enjoys participating in karate classes with her daughter at the Garaguso Black Belt Leadership Academy, where she anticipates earning her Black Belt during the next four years. Melissa’s prior experience Hoffman Law Group, PC Founder (2014-2015) Hoffman & Mancini, PC. Founding Partner (2007-2014) Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg Associate (2004-2007) Honig & Greenberg, Associate (2003-2004) Melissa is Admitted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2003 and State of New Jersey, 2003, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2003 and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010. Melissa is a member of various Professional Associations, New Jersey State Bar Association, Gloucester County Bar Association and Melissa’s Political Appointments Mayor, Borough of Clayton, 2008 – 2009 Councilwoman, Borough of Clayton, 2004-2008 (President, 2006 term) New Jersey Democrat Presidential Campaign Committee for Diversity, 2008 Secretary, and Gloucester County Democrat Committee, 2008-2010.
KIMMO H. ABBASI, ESQUIRE – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attorney at law, Kimmo Abbasi received an advanced LLM degree in taxation from Georgetown University School of Law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Kimmo received a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University and a J.D. from New York Law School, cum laude. Kimmo is currently admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
After law school Mr. Abbasi served as a law clerk to the Hon. Mark A. Baber, J.S.C., and the Hon. Maureen Mantineo, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part in Hudson County. Kimmo has served as an associate in law firms in New Jersey and New York, as corporate counsel to several closely-held corporations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and as a municipal public defender for Jersey City.
Mr. Abbasi has substantial experience in litigation, corporate law and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, federal and state tax planning and litigation, local property tax appeals, estate planning, probate practice, elder law, municipal law, and commercial and residential real estate transactions and commercial litigation. Mr. Abbasi has joined the Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto and will concentrate on all commercial litigation and Civil Rights and Personal Injury matters.
He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and Bergen and Essex County Bar Associations. He has lectured at Harvard Law School, and has published articles in several law journals in the areas of corporate law and commercial litigation. Kimmo has also been nominated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2012 to 2014.
PHILIP M. GREEN, ESQUIRE – email@example.com
Attorney at law, Philip Green received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1992. Prior to becoming an attorney, Philip received a B.B.A. and M.B.A in Finance from The University of North Texas. Philip is currently admitted to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania, Texas and California.
Prior to attending law school, Philip worked as an auditor and financial analyst for Price Waterhouse and Triton Energy Corp., respectively. After law school, Philip served as an associate in law firms in Texas, becoming a partner in one of those firms and eventually co-founding his own firm, Warren & Green. He has maintained an active practice both in civil litigation and business transactions.
Philip has substantial experience in civil litigation, corporate law and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, probate practice and probate litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury and products liability, and employment litigation. Philip has joined the Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto and will concentrate on Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury matters. He has been published in the Texas Tech Law Review, and has had a reported case by the Texas Court of Appeals.
LANDON M. WHITE, ESQUIRE –
Licensed in Maryland and United States District Court
Landon M. White takes pride in advocating for clients not only in the courtroom but in life. Mr. White sees the the law as a tool for his clients to fight injustice. Therefore, he sands by his motto of Armed with the law to protect your rights.
Mr. White has over 10 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, corporations, the federal government, and disadvantaged youth. This experience includes working with the NAACP, Maryland General Assembly, the National Urban League, and the Department of Labor (OFCCP).
Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Family Law, Entertainment Law
Education: JD- Howard University School of Law 2012
BS – Morgan State University 2008
Bar Admission: Maryland 2015
ALAN E. KENNEDY, ESQUIRE –
Alan E. Kennedy is a Michigan lawyer who practices law solo and also frequently assists lawyers in many diverse legal matters.
Licensed by the State Bar of Michigan in 1993, Attorney Kennedy has acquired broad experience in a number of legal fields. His first three years in practice were devoted exclusively to assisting lead counsel in all aspects of pre–Trial proceedings and during Trial for BGB Pet Supply, Inc., a Flint pet food distributor, over exclusive sales territories promised to it by Nutro Products, Inc., then a rapidly growing California dog food manufacturer. Mr. Kennedy’s efforts helped a team of Plaintiff’s lawyers eventually obtain a 12.3 Million dollar Jury Verdict for their client in BGB Pet Supply, Inc. vs. Nutro Products, Inc., Civil Action No. 91–77196–DT (U.S. Dist. Court, E.D. Mich.) Michigan Lawyers Weekly later reported that this Verdict – on which the trial court entered formal Judgment February 7, 1996, in favor of BGB for its lost profits – was the second–largest Jury Verdict awarded in Michigan in all of 1996. Mr. Kennedy continued assisting BGB throughout the successful Appeal process, which culminated in September 1996 with the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion and order affirming virtually all aspects of the trial court’s rulings and judgment for the Plaintiff in that breach of contract action.
After the impressive BGB victory, Mr. Kennedy began practicing law on his own. Over the years he has assisted clients – always helping individuals or small businesses, never large corporations or insurance companies – favorably in many civil matters. They include: illegal employer sexual harassment; unlawful employer race–discrimination; Michigan public body Freedom of Information Act challenges; Michigan Open Meetings Act lawsuits; other contract and property rights disputes; and police brutality/excessive force complaints. In November 2011, Mr. Kennedy secured a signifigant monetary settlement for his husband and wife clients who were “Tasered” several times for no reason by an angry police officer on the driveway of their home. These types of cases – involving jail guards’ wrongdoing and police officer misconduct/excessive force civil rights complaints generally – often pose rather difficult challenges, yet for Mr. Kennedy they result in probably the most gratifying satisfaction he has known in representing ordinary citizens.
Mr. Kennedy has extensive experience assisting and defending parents from abuse and neglect accusations in civil Child Protection Proceedings in Michigan Circuit Courts, which work he has done for approximately 15 years, including several Jury Trials in these legally complex and emotionally difficult cases. He has also represented persons whose property has been seized by State law enforcement as suspicious in civil “Drug Forfeiture” cases, successfully settling such proceedings by convincing the prosecuting authority to return monies to his clients. He has also assisted persons accused of conducting care–giver growing and delivery activities for patients outside the boundaries of Michigan’s seven–year old Medical Marihuana Act, M.C.L. 333.26421 et seq.
Mr. Kennedy has also done extensive appeal work, primarily in civil matters. He has written dozens of Briefs submitted to the Michigan Court of Appeals in child protection cases, and has done so in appeals involving other civil matters, including a rather lengthy Brief in a highly contested – yet successful – Freedom of Information Act appeal. Legal Writing is Mr. Kennedy’s most distinguished and often–practiced craft.
For the past 15 years, Mr. Kennedy’s practice has mostly been criminal defense. He has extensive experience in all aspects of misdemeanor and felony proceedings, including defending persons accused of serious drug possession and drug delivery crimes; overdue child support payments; all varieties of misdemeanor assault offenses; embezzlement and theft offenses; and in felonious assault and murder prosecutions. Mr. Kennedy has written extensively in countless Motions and Briefs covering all aspects of criminal defense work including Constitutional challenges to police conduct in disputes involving the right to silence and to a lawyer guaranteed all suspects during police questioning by the Supreme Court in Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966); Fourth Amendment arrest, search and seizure challenges; the validity of a suspect’s alleged “waiver” (giving up) his or her Constitutional right to refuse to speak with police and refuse consent to police search of their homes, vehicles or persons; police Polygraph (“lie detector”) tricks and traps encountered by persons not represented or advised by a competent lawyer; and the list goes on.
Mr. Kennedy has joined the Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto in January 2016 and is co-counsel on the Flint Michigan Water Contamination litigation. Mr. Kennedy is outraged and justifiably concerned for the residents of Flint who have been subjected to lead–contaminated water from the Flint River. He is committed to helping those affected by these environmental crimes in any way he can. As an Associate of the Law Offices of Conrad J Benedetto, Mr. Kennedy will be representing clients on both the Flint Water Contamination Litigation and Personal Injury matters for the firm’s Michigan office.