Drawing upon more than 40 years of diverse trial experience, Steven L. Menaker 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.
Following many years as a partner in a small Jersey City law firm, Steven joined Chasan, Leyner, Bariso & Lamparello, P.C. as a partner in 2001. Since then, Steven – who was previously designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney – added the designation of Certified Civil Trial Attorney and has been named by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a Super Lawyer® in the field of General Litigation every year since 2006. Steven holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, Inc. for ethical standards and legal ability. A Martindale-Hubbell AV rating is a significant accomplishment — a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Recently, Best Lawyers in America® 2015 selected Steven in the area of General Litigation. The selection of lawyers for inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a comprehensive annual peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast their votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.
In addition to his litigation practice, Steven finds time to serve as President and a Master of the Hudson Inn of Court, to serve on the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, as Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Ethics Diversionary Committee and as a member of the NJSBA Professional Responsibility & Unlawful Practice Committee. He is also Secretary of the Hudson County Bar Association Professionalism Committee.
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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|General Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|"Super Lawyer" General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2016|
|General Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|"Super Lawer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2015|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2014|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2013|
|Certified Criminal Trial Attorney||Supreme Court of New Jersey||2013|
|Certified Civil Trial Attorney||Supreme Court of New Jersey||2013|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2012|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2011|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2010|
|2010 Professional Lawyer of the Year (Hudson County)||New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law||2010|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2009|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2008|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2007|
|Certified Criminal Trial Attorney||New Jersey Supreme Court||2006|
|"Super Lawyer" - General Litigation||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Partner||Chasan, Leyner & Lamparello, PC||2001 - Present|
|Partner||Miller & Menaker, Esqs.||1978 - 2001|
|Assistant District Attorney||Office of the District Attorney of Kings County||1971 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Supreme Court of New Jersey - Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics||Member||2009 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice Committee||Member||2009 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Ethics Diversionary Committee||Chair||2007 - Present|
|Hudson Inn||President||2005 - Present|
|Hudson County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee||Member||2001 - Present|
|Helms Group, LLC and Zaky Tadros v. Magdy Melik and Anthony Sarsano||Settled immediately after jury selection.|
|Bergen Regional Medical Center, LLP v. County of Bergen and Bergen County Improvement Authority||Settled prior to jury selection.|
|Ravinder Singh v. Parkash, Co. and S & J Energy, Inc.||After trial, judgment entered for client, dismissing Plaintiff's Complaint.|
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|Rutgers University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|Brooklyn College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Presentation||Avoiding the Seven Deadly Ethical Sins||2015|
|Annual Convention||Ethics and Professionalism||2013|
|Annual Convention||Professionalism by the Numbers||2011|
|Annual Convention||Things You Can't Say in Court||2011|
|Mid-Year Convention||Virtual Offices and the Bona Fide Office Rule||2010|
|Annual Convention||Ethics: Reasonable Attorneys Fees||2010|
|New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education||Ethical Withdrawal from a Criminal Case||2009|
|New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Recent Developments in New Jersey Law: 2007/2008||2008|