PRESS RELEASE: Six attorneys selected to the 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

Posted Mar 13, 2015

(March 13, 2015, Hackensack, New Jersey) — Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), a leading national law firm, today announced that six attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Christopher Nucifora and Robert A. Berns are selected to the Super Lawyers list. Iram P. Valentin, Christopher J. Tellner, Edward P. Abbott, and Charles F. Kellett are all selected to the Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor, and no more 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list.

Christopher Nucifora, managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey office, is selected to the Super Lawyers list for the first time after being selected to the Rising Stars list for three consecutive years. Mr. Nucifora is an accomplished business litigator and trusted legal advisor with a broad range of experience handling complex commercial matters.

Robert A. Berns, partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, is also selected to the Super Lawyers list for the first time. Mr. Berns concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability, commercial disputes, environmental, and insurance coverage and monitoring.

Iram P. Valentin, partner in the firm’s New Jersey office, is selected to the Rising Stars list for the sixth time since 2009. Mr. Valentin, Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, focuses his practice in professional liability defense, financial services litigation and complex civil litigation.

Christopher J. Tellner, selected to the New Jersey Rising Stars list for the first time, is of counsel in the firm’s Pennsylvania office, but also maintains a practice in New Jersey. Mr. Tellner is experienced in insurance coverage and bad faith matters as well as life, health and disability litigation, complex commercial litigation, and professional liability of lawyers, insurance brokers, accountants, architects and engineers.

Edward P. Abbott is an associate in the firm’s New Jersey office and this is the third consecutive year he has been selected to the Rising Stars list. Mr. Abbott concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, professional liability, construction litigation, cyber liability and labor and employment law.

Charles F. Kellett is also an associate in the firm’s New Jersey office and this is his first time being selected to the Rising Stars list. Mr. Kellett handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters and professional liability matters involving attorneys, accountants and insurance producers at the state and federal level.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

About Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP (KDV) is a national law firm serving the insurance and business communities in a number of practice areas. Our seasoned litigators and legal practitioners place our clients first, think like business people, and provide our clients with viable and innovative solutions that offer them the best resolution possible. Headquartered in Woodbury, New York (Long Island), KDV serves our global clientele with additional offices in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Florida and Chicago. For more information on KDV’s practice areas, attorneys, and how we can assist you with your legal matters, www.kdvlaw.com.

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