On November 4, 2016, Jim Valentine presented at a Pennsylvania CareerLink (Luzerne County) workshop at the Wilkes-Barre Campus of McCann School of Business on the topic of “Conducting Background Checks Thoroughly and Legally.”
We are proud to once again congratulate our partner, Rick Russo for having been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Rick is the Chairman of our firm’s Personal Injury Practice. He represents people who have been injured through the fault of another, or who have been victims of insurance company Bad Faith. Many of you know Rick from our firm’s television commercials. Rick handles a wide variety of serious injury claims, including tractor trailer and bus crashes, motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents; injuries caused by drunk drivers; and injuries caused by landowner neglect or dangerous products.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and more than 13 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
On June 2, 2016, Jim Valentine presented at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Human Resources Seminar on the topic of “Personnel Policies, Employee Handbooks and the National Labor Relations Board.”
Jim Valentine has been re-elected to a 3 year term in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates, the body charged with setting the policy of the PBA. Jim’s term as a Zone 5 Delegate (serving Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties) runs from 2016-2019.
The Law Firm of Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, is pleased to announce that Steven P. Roth, Esquire has been named Managing Partner of the firm effective January 1, 2016. For decades, Mr. Roth has been engaged in the representation of a number of the region’s leading businesses in connection with general corporate representation.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, our nearly 40 attorneys each focus on specific practice areas (Business & Finance, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estates & Taxes, Labor & Employment, Oil & Gas, Workers’ Compensation), but work together in teams to achieve favorable results for our clients.
Mr. Roth received his Master’s in Business Administration from LaSalle University, his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Wilkes University. Mr. Roth is the son of Attorney Eugene & Connie Roth of Wilkes-Barre, PA. He resides in Shavertown with his wife, Susan and their children.
Mr. Roth is actively involved in several community organizations and maintains memberships in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Luzerne County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
As Managing Partner of Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, Mr. Roth plans on ensuring that the firm will continue to be a leader in both law and community service, as it has been for the past 60 years.
The law firm of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP is pleased to announce that Richard A. Russo, a Partner in the firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Mr. Russo is the Chairman of our firm’s Personal Injury Practice, where he represents people who have been injured through the fault of another, or who are involved in disputes with insurance companies. He handles many injury or wrongful death cases involving tractor trailer and bus crashes; automobile and motorcycle accidents, crashes caused by drunk drivers; or landowner neglect or dangerous products. Many of the cases are tragic, involving wrongful death, brain or spinal cord injuries. Mr. Russo also handles claims against insurance companies who have acted in bad faith towards their insureds. A past president of The Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Committee for Justice for All, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. Mr. Russo is a magna cum laude graduate of Wilkes University and a cum laude graduate of Temple University Law School.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and more than 12 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Once again, tragedy strikes on Interstate 380 in the Pocono area when an Academy bus and an Xtra tractor trailer collided on June 3, 2015, causing three deaths and multiple injuries on this highway. Reports indicate that the Academy bus, marked with Viaggidea on it, was transporting Italian tourists to Niagara Falls via Interstate 380. The Citizen’s Voice newspaper reports that the crash occurred on the same stretch of highway in Monroe County where singer Gloria Estefan was injured when a tractor trailer crashed into her tour bus in 1990 while heading to a concert in Syracuse, New York. At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, we are very familiar with the area of the crash. The Chairman of our Personal Injury Practice, Richard A. Russo, was one of the attorneys who represented Gloria Estefan in that crash, as well as multiple crash victims in a more recent bus accident on Interstate 380.
As a result of our experience in handling commercial vehicle accidents, we recognize the importance of moving quickly to preserve significant evidence. We know that buses and tractor trailers are equipped with black box like devices that can record critically important data regarding the cause of the crash, and we know that this data can be forever lost if a victim’s lawyer does not act more quickly to have it preserved. It is vitally important for accident victims to hire an experienced bus and tractor trailer accident lawyer as soon as possible to preserve evidence and protect their rights.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, we also are very sensitive to the human aspect of commercial vehicle crashes. We have a deep appreciation for the tragic loss of life and unimaginable harm that often results to entire families from collisions involving huge vehicles like a bus or semi-truck. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Marco Fornasetti, Rino Guerra and Alfredo Telemaco, as well as to each of the injured victims of this terrible crash.
The Times-Tribune – April 28, 2015
By Robert Swift, Harrisburg Bureau Chief
A prominent Wilkes-Barre attorney now sits on a state commission that reviews regulations to make sure they are consistent with the laws that led to them.
Murray Ufberg was named last month by Gov. Tom Wolf to a seat on the Independent Regulatory Review Commission. The commission has been in existence since the 1980s and is composed of five gubernatorial and legislative appointees.
Continue reading “Ufberg Appointed to State Board”
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to comply with your legal obligations and also to take steps to protect your legal rights. If you are hurt, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, damages or losses. Continue reading “What To Do (and What Not To Do) If You Are In a Car Accident”
Welcome back to one of our partners, Attorney Jack Zelinka! Jack has recently returned to our office from serving on active duty for the United States Navy. We cannot thank him enough for his service, and we are excited to have him back in the office!