Law Offices of Peter C. Merani P.C.

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Peter C. Merani, Esq., Principal Partner

Peter C. Merani is the founding member of the Law Offices of Peter C. Merani P.C. He founded the firm in 1993. His practice concentration includes case management and trial practice. Mr. Merani has extensive trial experience in handling matters as no-fault litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, labor law, lead poising cases, general negligence, insurance coverage, insurance fraud, bad faith litigation and health care. Mr. Merani also has extensive experience in general litigation cases and debt collection. Mr. Merani regularly drafts policy and forms for major carriers and provides counsel concerning claim handling procedures. Additionally, he is highly experienced in evaluating coverage issues. Mr. Merani is the firm's managing principal attorney. Before founding the firm, he was a staff attorney for a large insurance company.

Peter C. Merani was admitted to the practice of law in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He is admitted in the United States District Court of the Southern District and Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bar Associations. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1992 and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the College of Business Administration at St. John's University in 1989. Mr. Merani has served as a lecturer for continued legal education programs in No-Fault Insurance Law. He has also conducted seminars for insurance companies in the area of No-Fault Insurance Law. Mr. Merani has served as a program teacher and coordinator for the Street Law Trial Program.

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William Larkin, Esq., Partner

William Larkin 's practice concentration includes no-fault litigation, personal injury, commercial contracts and insurance fraud. Mr. Larkin handles complex no-fault litigation cases for the firm. Mr. Larkin handles cases involved in general liability, premises liability, homeowners, no-fault, auto and property damage claims.

Mr. Larkin was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School where he held the position of President of the Securities Law Association. He received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University School of Management.

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Samuel A. Kamara, Esq., Partner

Samuel A. Kamara joined the firm in 2003. Mr. Kamara practice concentration includes trial practice, federal litigation, fraud litigation and appellate practice. Mr. Kamara has extensive trial experience taking many favorable verdicts in no-fault matters and fraud claims. He has successfully litigated many federal court cases for our clients including but not limited to Boston Post Road et al. v. Allstate Insurance Company, 03 CIV 06154 before Judge Kenneth M. Karas and Boston Post Road a/a/o Ana Artega et al. v. Allstate Insurance Company, v. Allstate Insurance Company 03 CIV 3923 before Judge Richard Conway Casey. He has also been awarded many successful arbitration and appellate decisions in various jurisdictions.

Mr. Kamara currently chairs the Board of Trustees at the Woodbridge United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Before joining the firm, Mr. Kamara was an Assistant District Attorney handling trials at the Richmond County District Attorney's office assigned to the General Crimes Bureau.

Samuel A. Kamara was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York. He is also admitted in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He received his Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Michael Zeleznock, Esq., Partner

Michael Zeleznock is a partner of the firm and joined in 2006. His practice concentration includes all aspects of insurance litigation, including but not limited to, 1stand 3rd party litigation, coverage disputes, and jurisdiction issues. Mr. Zeleznock has successfully defended thousands of cases on behalf of the firm's clients from inception to verdict.

Mr. Zeleznock chairs debt collection department of the firm. He is regularly engaged in handling insurance matters for private and public carriers as well as collection cases for public authorities and private banking institutions. Additionally, he is the lead trial attorney in the office, engaged in the office's declaratory judgment, subrogation and intercompany arbitration cases.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Zeleznock was a mediator for the Community Legal Assistance Corporation. His prior practice areas included construction and energy-regulation law.

Mr. Zeleznock was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra University School of Law. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. Mr. Zeleznock is a member of various State and County Bar Associations.

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Eric Wahrburg, Esq., Associate

Mr. Wahrburg was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York. Eric obtained his Juris Doctor. from St. Johns University of Law. He obtained his undergraduate degree from New York University. Mr. Wahrburg successfully has handled many Court and Arbitration Appeals on behalf of the firm's clients.

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Matthew T. Sledzinski, Esq., Associate

Mr. Sledzinski was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York. Matthew obtained his Juris Doctor from St.John's University School of Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland.

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