Craig J. Hubert


Craig J. Hubert is Co-Managing Partner in the firm and is a member of the Executive Management Committee. A distinguished trial attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury, he represents clients in complex litigation involving serious accidents, nursing home negligence, product liability, and unsafe premises, as well as victims of criminal acts, sexual assaults and child abuse. His representation has resulted in over $100 million in recoveries on behalf of his clients. Continue Reading Craig J. Hubert

Janine G. Bauer


Janine G. Bauer has successfully represented clients in environmental matters for some 30 years. Whether you need advice about which path to take in a site clean-up, representation in a lawsuit (brought by you or against you), or insurance coverage, Janine can help you. She will also review your purchase and sale agreements in real estate matters, achieve compliance with state regulations and provide oversight of remediation funds. Janine cuts through complex problems to find cost-effective solutions that achieve the client’s objectives. Janine is a strategic and experienced trial lawyer, and a former lead prosecutor. Continue Reading Janine G. Bauer

Jonathan I. Epstein


Jonathan Epstein draws on more than 35 years as a transactional lawyer, commercial litigator and adviser to real estate developers to deliver insight, counsel and courtroom advocacy tailored to his clients' priorities and needs. While he maintains an active litigation practice and advises various type of businesses, Jon is especially well-known for handling complex transactions and financing for real-estate-developer clients. Jon joined the firm after a successful career at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, where he served as managing partner of that firm’s Princeton office for 25 years. Jon is a past president of the Mercer County Bar Association and a highly regarded member of the New Jersey legal community. Continue Reading Jonathan I. Epstein

Arnold C. Lakind


Arnold Lakind, a founding shareholder of Szaferman Lakind, represents the firm’s clients in commercial, general litigation and land use litigation. He has over fifty reported judicial decisions and has argued several landmark cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Arnold was instrumental in obtaining damages in one of the largest toxic tort cases on behalf of several hundred residents of Jackson Township. Ayers v. Jackson Tp. remains the Supreme Court’s seminal case on the types of damages recoverable by individuals exposed to toxic chemicals. Continue Reading Arnold C. Lakind

Michael R. Paglione


Michael R. Paglione is a partner in the firm and member of the Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on serious bodily injury including, head, brain and spinal injuries, burn victims, defective products, general negligence and work-related injuries. Michael has three decades of trial experience and a record of million dollar-plus settlements and awards in recovery for catastrophic injuries. Continue Reading Michael R. Paglione

Brian M. Schwartz


Brian M. Schwartz, Esq. is a Partner at Szaferman Lakind practicing out of Summit, New Jersey.  He is a former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section – during his term, he led the drafting and negotiation of the 2014 amendments to the alimony statute.  Mr. Schwartz has been a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association since 2002.  In 2017, Mr. Schwartz received the Saul Tischler Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association presented for Lifetime Achievement in the advancement of Family Law.  He is formerly the Executive Editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer. Continue Reading Brian M. Schwartz

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