Bay Area Family Law



Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Princeton & Mt. Holly law firm focuses Chiefly on New Jersey personal injury and workers’ compensation

A cooperation agreement is announced today by The Princeton & Mt. Holly law firm of Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman and the Nutley law firm of Ball Livingston which has focused primarily on New Jersey personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, but covering lawyers for all legal services statewide.

Some of New Jersey’s law firms represent unions, in spite of the existence of over half a million union members in the state who frequently work in jobs most prone to workers’ compensation or personal injury claims. Union members have shown a liking for dealing with pro-union professionals, as well as lawyers, when aware of the association and sensibly suitable. So the 2 firms who’s lawyers characterize dozens of unions and locals have joined forces to provide members individual legal requirements, also, offering perhaps the first and largest such New Jersey statewide coverage.

The agreement names 3 Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman lawyers, partners Bruce P. Miller, Esq., Edward Slaughter Jr., Esq., and Thomas R. Smith, Esq., “Of Counsel” for Ball Livingston and two Ball Livingston lawyers, partners Craig H. Livingston, Esq. and Lynne P. Kramer, Esq. “Of Counsel” for Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman.

“The heavy power at the back of this agreement is geographic convenience for union members,” explains attorney Thomas R. Smith, Esq., a Clifton native now living in Hamilton Township and a partner with 17 years of experience in personal injury, workers’ compensation & disability, and criminal & municipal law at Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman. “Union members don’t forever live or work near their union’s law firm – and some union locals don’t even have a New Jersey law firm – but union members want to use a union lawyer for everything. Now they can.”

attorney Craig H. Livingston, Esq., partner and co-founder of Ball Livingston declares, “currently we can together serve our client unions’ members, and any union’s members, statewide with the convenience of offices in North, Central and South Jersey and the added depth of Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman’s personal injury lawyers and other departments. We have instantly become a statewide New Jersey law firm with this fresh relationship.”

Attorney Edward Slaughter, Jr., Esq., partner and chairman of the personal injury department at Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman agrees, “It works both ways. We make stronger our statewide New Jersey presence and strengthen each core practice area in our accident and injury services. We also associate ourselves with some of the most respected working people’s lawyers in the country.”

Attorney Bruce P. Miller, Esq. partner and chairman of the workers’ compensation & disability law and criminal law departments at Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman adds, “Both firms have long histories as New Jersey lawyers representing labor unions and serving union members on employment subjects, workers’ compensation and private hurt claims. Pellettieri also brings strong practices in Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates & Tax Law, Real Estate & Land Use, Commercial, Insurance & Contract Litigation, and Criminal & Municipal Law.”

“It’s one more method to better serve our unions. This firm has represented labor unions and wounded workers since 1929. at present, we signify New Jersey locals and trades councils for over 25 unions, as well as the Auto Workers, Carpenters, Communications Workers, Construction Workers, Electrical Workers, Insulation & Asbestos Workers, Ironworkers, Plumbers & Pipe Fitters, Printers & Graphic Crafts Workers, Service Employees, Sheet Metal Workers, State, County & Municipal Employees, Steelworkers, and Teamsters,” according to attor