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Maria Blancato

Workers compensation Attorney at Summit, NJ

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Maria Kostyack

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Location

Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, P.C
783 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ, 07901

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Posted by Mark | August 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Comprehensive and caring attorney
Maria Blancato diligently worked on a complex case of mine with much patience, hard work, and kindness. She put in many long hours which ended with successful results! I highly recommend her for your individual legal needs. Maria brings a wealth of experience to the table to win your legal trial. She is very intelligent and asks the right questions along with compiling information to your best benefit in supporting your case. 5+ stars to her and her staff!
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Response from Maria Blancato August 31, 2023
Thanks Mark! I enjoy the challenge of a difficult case, but more importantly I was happy to help you. You were a great help in responding to my questions and thoughts as we progressed through the process. Best of luck to you and never hesitate to reach out with any questions. Maria
Posted by Cheryl | July 9, 2023
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Incredible Attention, Knowledge, and Care!
Maria listened to all I had to share regarding my needs and history. She researched some of the unusual circumstances of my case and as such we got through the process on the first attempt which is very rare, Maria also got me the best financial outcome. She made certain to keep the lines of community open throughout the whole process. Five stars doesn't say enough!
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Response from Maria Blancato July 10, 2023
Good morning Cheryl, Thank you very for your kind review. My clients are truly the best part of my practice. It was a such pleasure to meet you and learn your story. I enjoyed working for you and wish you the best going forward. Have a marvelous summer. Maria
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2023
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Helped me during one of the toughest periods of my life.
Maria is absolutely amazing. She helped me navigate such a confusing system during a difficult time in my life. She answered every question was kind and caring. I can’t say enough good things about her and the office staff.
Response from Maria Blancato July 6, 2023
It was truly a pleasure to work with you. Client's like you make my job easy. My best to you today and always. Maria
Posted by Elio | October 11, 2022
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Wonderful
She Went above and beyond. Always kept me updated. Very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.
Response from Maria Blancato October 13, 2022
Thank you Elio for posting on my behalf. It was a pleasure getting to know you and working on your behalf. Do not hesitate to reach out to meet on this matter or any other issue you may have for which I can be of assistance. Take care and kindest regards, Maria
Posted by Kelly | July 29, 2022
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Focused, Committed, Accessible & KNOWLEDGABLE
I can’t say enough about Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner law firm ESPECIALLY Maria Blancato. The whole process was excellently executed all I did was provide the medical records and she did the rest . Dealing with Social Security Disability in its own, is stressful and daunting to say the least but I felt like Mrs. Blancato took me by the hand and with her knowledge and expertise I was put at ease. Mrs. Blancato communicated the whole process and procedure so nothing would be a surprise to me and in addition kept me updated with any changes. This law office are trustworthy, reliable, dependable and are committed to providing the best possible outcome. She was stupendous through and through, I felt like she cared for me on a personal level rather than making me feel as I was just another ‘case’ she was handling. All of my calls, all of my emails were promptly returned and all my questions were answered with great detail so again that would reassure me that I had my trust in the correct person. Without hesitation I would really recommend this attorney, if you want someone that was going to be committed solely to you and only to you. This is the attorney for you. I will forever be grateful!!!! Kelly Ann Mack
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Response from Maria Blancato August 8, 2022
Thank you Kelly. I am so glad I was able to help you. You were an excellent client, always responding quickly which makes my job so much easier. I wish you the best and please know you can always reach out if there is anything I can do for you. Maria
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2022
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Outstanding From Day One
My experience with Maria Blancato as my attorney was outstanding from day one. She provided a very quick initial response regarding a consultation after which I immediately felt I was in good, secure hands followed by a significant period of hard work during which she supported me in every professional way (i.e. phone calls and emails answered promptly, helpful check-ins, knowledgeable and concise answers to any and all of my questions, radiated a professional sense of empathy and understanding that kept my morale up through the day of court). I have the utmost confidence that Maria Blancato did everything she could to bring my complicated, intricate case to a much better conclusion. I find it difficult to imagine a better way the process could have went, and I would wholeheartedly recommend the sunny, strong, smart and supportive professional that Maria Blancato is.
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Response from Maria Blancato January 13, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and kind review on my behalf. It was my pleasure to work for you. Clients like you make my job easier. As always do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns. Maria
Posted by Joyce | August 22, 2021
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Ventura Miesowitz Keough and Warner
Outstanding service and very helpful! Maria Blancato is committed to getting you through tough situations. She is very responsive, informative, professional and so amazing. I highly recommend Maria from this firm.
Response from Maria Blancato August 23, 2021
Joyce I am humbled by your comments. Thank you for picking me and being a great client.! You made my job easier. Enjoy the last few weeks of the summer, and my best to you and your family.
Posted by Kaitlyn | July 22, 2021
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Thank You!
After suffering a work related injury I could not be more thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Maria. She was always willing to go above and beyond throughout the entire process making sure to answer all questions promptly. Maria was extremely understanding of my case and and always kept in touch with updates along the way!
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Response from Maria Blancato July 26, 2021
Thank you Kaitlyn. I really enjoyed working with you! Best of luck and don't hesitate to reach out should I be able to assist you in any other matter. Maria
Posted by Dawn | July 21, 2021
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Very Thankful for Maria Blancato’s Representation
Maria Blancato consistently demonstrated her professionalism and complete support while representing me during my application for Disability. She made sure that I understood every step in the process, always gave me clear direction about what she needed from me and ALWAYS responded to my e mails and messages promptly. Maria gave me the option to obtain medical, employment, etc., documents & records myself which lessened administrative costs, (to me.) Something else that I really appreciated was that Maria is very easy to talk to and I always felt very comfortable during our many, many conversations. This was as important to me as her legal work…which was outstanding. I believe that my case was a difficult one, but Maria was successful at my hearing and I am grateful to her. I count myself fortunate for her representation.
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Response from Maria Blancato July 22, 2021
Thank you Dawn for your very kind review. I truly enjoyed working with you and was glad our mutual hard work paid off for you. Enjoy the summer and my best to your family.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
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Top Notch Attorney
Maria is seriously an amazing lawyer, she had my back the entire time and I never felt judged. Always responsive and was an advocate. She really goes the extra mile!
Response from Maria Blancato July 21, 2021
Thank you. I truly appreciate the positive feedback!
Posted by Lajorne | July 7, 2021
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Worker’s Comp Case
Throughout the time of my case that lasted about 2 years, i was informed promptly and informatively informed by Maria each time there were new developments or new information in my case that i needed to be aware of. I am pleased with the outcome of my case and if need be, will request for Maria’s help again.
Posted by John | March 19, 2021
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5 stars without doubt
My mother was injured on the job right before COVID-19 struck, and we managed to have a perfect relationship with Maria. I'm an IT consultant by trade, and my superiors say "Set the expectation with your client!" She did that in spades. We have finally received the beginnings of our settlement, with more to come. The courts are well backed up, and she told us that up front. She is thorough, without nonsense. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Karen | March 18, 2021
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Professional, Personable, Great to work with
Maria's work was superb and she provided great service. After retaining her. she helped me obtain necessary documents, explained procedures plainly without technical jargon, greatly assisted me in meeting required deadlines and guided me through the maze of processes needed to help me obtain my benefits. It was a pleasure working with her. She's an expert!
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2020
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Amazing service
Maria was able to end a string of continuous push backs with a case that should’ve ended very quickly. She was super effective and calculated with how she approached the case. She was also very upfront about the whole process highlighting every possible scenario that couldve resulted from the case. Overall, she is a phenomenal lawyer. I’d recommend her to anyone that wants quality service.
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Response from Maria Blancato September 22, 2020
Good Morning, Thank you for your kind review. I truly appreciated working on your behalf. Best of luck to you! Maria
Posted by Ron | June 1, 2020
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Workers Compensation Representation
Ms. Blancato provided consistently professional representation related to by case over the past two years. She followed through on all matters and kept me informed throughout the process. This included setting up appointments with medical professionals and thorough communication. Despite the systemic challenges presented by the recent disease epidemic, Ms.Blancato persevered and communicated throughout the process leading to a successful professional and financial outcome for my case. I would highly recommend her and her firm overall.
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Posted by Peter | May 21, 2020
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Excellent
I was flabbergasted by the amount of money I received and the quickness of the settlement.Mrs.Brancato actually got me more money than first presented.
Response from Maria Blancato May 26, 2020
Thanks Peter! I am so glad you were happy with the results. It was a pleasure to work on your behalf. I always enjoyed our conversations. I hope you are continuing to stay safe. Do not hesitate to give me a call should you have any questions. Maria
Posted by Esther | April 1, 2020
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Ms
She worked hard at getting me what she believed I deserved am forever grateful.
Response from Maria Blancato April 2, 2020
Thank you Esther! I truly enjoyed working on your behalf. My best wishes for you as you move ahead. Stay safe during these difficult times!
Posted by Debbie | February 15, 2020
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Attorney of the Month
Ms. Blancato is a very professional, hard working attorney. Ms. Blancato went above and beyond the call of duty on my case. She explained everything in detail about my case, and in terms that I could understand. After my consultation with Ms. Blancato I knew she was the right attorney for my case. She has the same morals as I do. My case was very time consuming. I was ready to give up but she didn't, she forge ahead like a steam roller. Because of her persistence the case had a favorable outcome.
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Response from Maria Blancato February 20, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review! I was so thrilled for you when we got the outcome we wanted and I have truly enjoyed getting to know you throughout your case!
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Maria helped me through the long and difficult Social Security Disability process resulting in a Fully Favorable Decision. Maria wrote an excellent, thorough and lengthy brief on my behalf explaining my disability and incorporating all of my medical information. Maria made me feel comfortable and she was very understanding and compassionate. Maria was very responsive to me both by phone and email. I am beyond grateful to Maria for getting me the assistance that I need.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2019
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Ms. Blancato was Thorough, Detail Oriented, Compassionate
My daughter was involved in a lawsuit against her former employer for being assaulted on the job. We decided to pursue a settlement. Ms. Maria Blancato was thorough, detail oriented, and compassionate. She was always there when we had questions, and explained everything with profound knowledge and understanding. Truly, she was remarkable, and we were very pleased with how everything turned out. She is smart, knowledgeable, professional, and kind. We have already recommended her to someone else, whose case she is taking with the same compassion and top-notch professionalism.
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Response from Maria Blancato November 11, 2019
Thank you very much for your review! Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this matter or any other matter for which I might be of assistance.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Ventura, Miesowtiz, Keough & Warner
  • 1996 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Law Office Of Donald Hamilton
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Union County
  • 1989 - 1990
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Muhlenberg College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Chairwoman
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Chairwoman
  • 2016 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Speaking Award
  • Business and Professional Women's Club
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2019
  • Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Workers compensation
  • 2017
  • Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Workers compensation
  • 2015
  • Somerset County Prosecutors Office
  • Juvenile Law
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Maria
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on dozens of cases with Maria. She is incredibly thorough in her analysis of legal issues and passionately determined to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. It is a blessing to know her and a privilege to work with her!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I am honored to work with Maria Blancato and do not hesitate to endorse her as an extremely qualified Workers' Compensation attorney. Her work has been pivotal in obtaining favorable awards for employees in Workers' Compensation claims. She is highly professional and dedicated to her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Maria has successfully resolved a number of cases that I have referred to her. I would gladly and readily refer all workers comp matters to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Maria Blancato, Esq. She is known and respected by both Judges and peers and an exceptional attorney for personal injury and workers compensation. She is relentless in protecting her client's rights while never wavering from being a true professional. Maria will always try to resolve a matter first, but will aggressively litigate a case when his client is not being fairly treated. She is thorough, attentive and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Maria for many years and had several opportunities to work with her. I have always found her to be knowledgeable and professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria Blancato is an exceptional attorney in both personal injury and workers compensation. She is thorough, attentive and knowledgable in all aspects of cases she handles. I would recommend her very highly to anyone seeking representation."
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