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:
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
Check, Credit card
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified as Civil Trial Lawyer||Supreme Court of New Jersey||2013|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2012|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2011|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2010|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2009|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2008|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2007|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2006|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2005|
|Partner||Hovatter Friedman Saputelli & Levi, PC||2016 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Rutgers School Of Law Camden||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP||1983 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Supreme Court of New Jersey||Civil Trial Lawyer||1987 - Present|
|New Jersey Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1987 - Present|
|Costello v. Cooper Hospital||N/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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|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1969|
|University of Pennsylvania||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1966|