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Steven L Menaker

Steven L Menaker

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense

About Me

Drawing upon more than 40 years of diverse trial experience, Steven maintains an active litigation practice in the State and Federal Courts, focusing upon the defense of criminal charges as well as the prosecution and defense of professional (medical, legal, engineering and architectural) malpractice, construction, business, commercial and employment law claims.  Steven’s extensive legal portfolio includes seven years of service as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn, New York) where he served as a trial assistant in the homicide and narcotics bureaus and as the deputy chief of the Criminal Courts and Investigation Bureaus.  Previously designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Steven has been named by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a Super Lawyer® in the field of General Litigation every year since 2006.  Additionally, Steven holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, Inc. for ethical standards and legal ability. Most recently, Best Lawyers in America® 2015 selected Steven in the area of General Litigation.  A former chair and vice-chair of the New Jersey District VI Ethics Committee, Steven has been selected on several occasions by the New Jersey Supreme Court to act as a special ethics master in attorney disciplinary proceedings.  In recent years, Steven has participated as a panelist on ethical issues for the New Jersey Institute on Continuing Education and for the New Jersey State Bar Association. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Litigation: 95%
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%



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Contact Info

Chasan Leyner & Lamparello

300 Harmon Meadow Boulevard
Secaucus, NJ, 07094-3642


NYResigned 197203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Criminal Trial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey2013
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2013
Certified Civil Trial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey2013
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2012
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2011
2010 Professional Lawyer of the Year (Hudson County)New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law2010
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2010
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2009
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2008
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2007
Certified Criminal Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2006
"Super Lawyer" - General LitigationNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerChasan, Leyner & Lamparello, PC2001 - Present
PartnerMiller & Menaker, Esqs.1978 - 2001
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney of Kings County1971 - 1978

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Supreme Court of New Jersey - Advisory Committee on Professional EthicsMember2009 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice CommitteeMember2009 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Ethics Diversionary CommitteeChair2007 - Present
Hudson American Inn of CourtPresident2005 - Present
Hudson County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Henry Dombrowski v. Ravi Rathi, M.D.Jury verdict for $ 2 million.
Joan and Rocco Siravo v. Hizari Meduli, M.D.Settled prior to jury selection.
Joseph Neri v. Raju BrahmbhattSettled for $275,000 during jury deliberations.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Brooklyn CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConventionEthics and Professionalism2013
Annual ConventionProfessionalism by the Numbers2011
Annual ConventionThings You Can't Say in Court2011
Mid-Year ConventionVirtual Offices and the Bona Fide Office Rule2010
Annual ConventionEthics: Reasonable Attorneys Fees2010
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal EducationEthical Withdrawal from a Criminal Case2009
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationRecent Developments in New Jersey Law: 2007/20082008