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About me

I'm an accomplished, results-driven professional who handles lawsuits and disputes in diverse areas of the law.

I'm admitted in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and have been designated as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Fewer than 2% of all active New Jersey lawyers have earned this official stamp of approval.

I've taken on cases in healthcare, insurance, professional liability and malpractice (including claims against lawyers, doctors, and engineers), construction, tax appeals, and zoning and land use (including fair housing mandates).  

Here is a sampling of my notable litigation wins: 

  • $12.5 million for securities fraud by a major Wall Street investment bank.

  • $4.4 million against a hospital system for wrongful termination of a physician’s medical staff privileges.

  • $1.85 million for wrongful termination of an employee.

  • $550,000 for the buyer of a business who was defrauded by the seller.

  • $5.5 million eminent domain award for a chemical company.

  • $7.9 million for legal malpractice in a patent application.

  • $2.25 million against a hospital for medical malpractice when an infant developed cerebral palsy.

  • Struck down a redevelopment ordinance that adversely affected a shopping center and a hospital. 

On the personal side, I speak fluent Russian, I've managed a professional boxer, and I've shared cocktails with cabinet members, government leaders, and international diplomats.


Languages spoken: English, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 10%
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. Construction: 10%


Payment types:

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Hovatter Friedman Saputelli & Levi, PC

Ten Melrose Avenue
Suite 450
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified as Civil Trial LawyerSupreme Court of New Jersey2013
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2012
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2011
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2010
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2009
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2008
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2007
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2006
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyer2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHovatter Friedman Saputelli & Levi, PC2016 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorRutgers School Of Law Camden2012 - Present
PartnerObermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP1983 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Supreme Court of New JerseyCivil Trial Lawyer1987 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Costello v. Cooper HospitalN/A
Minatronics v. Buchanon Ingersoll$7.9 million recovery in an intellectual property legal malpractice case, involving negligent drafting and prosecution of a patent application
Lithuanian Commerce Corp. v. Sara Lee Corp$1 million recovery on behalf of an international distributor for wrongful termination of an exclusive franchise in the Baltics, including allegations of fraud, breach of contract and UCC violations.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966