Firm Practice Areas
Mitnick Law Office has been in the forefront of developing creative theories of liability and creative approaches to representation that have resulted in positive outcomes for hundreds of clients nationwide. The practice is guided upon the belief that justice, passion, and equality apply to all individuals and not just select persons. The firm’s focus is on serious injury matters, class action and mass tort Litigation, Right of Privacy Violation Litigation, and Claim Resolution Services. All of our practice areas concentrate on maximizing financial awards for our clients.
CIVIL LITIGATION / CLASS ACTION PRACTICE
The purpose of class action litigation is to give the average hard working person the ability to hold accountable large corporations and private entities who engage in wrongdoings that in turn cause them personal harm. Mitnick Law is of the strong belief that companies and organizations that put profit before safety and/or privacy must be held accountable.
Our foundation in bringing together hundreds and thousands of individuals and placing them into a single lawsuit, allows for a better chance of success by creating more momentum and credibility than otherwise would exist in any individual suit.
Our Firm actively represents over 1400 retired NFL players who instituted suit against the NFL for concussion related injuries. The suit has caused a fundamental change in the way the world views “concussions”.
A final settlement was reached between the NFL and retired players which includes both medical monitoring and financial compensation and protects players for the next 65 years. The close to one billion dollar settlement compensates players who have been diagnosed with debilitating conditions, such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s that may have been caused by repetitive hits or concussive blows to the head. We remain actively involved with our 1400 clients ensuring their protection, as well as continuing to work on behalf of the 20,000 plus “member class” in ensuring a fair and speedy claim process.
CLAIM RESOLUTION PRACTICE
Available to unrepresented, post settlement claimants
The Claim Resolution service provided by the firm focuses exclusively on maximizing the financial awards for those persons entitled to compensation through a mass tort or class action matter.
This innovative Claim Resolution Service provides legal protection and claim assistance to retired NFL players, first responders of the world trade center attack, as well as others involved in mass tort or class action matters who are entitled to benefits because of a verdict or settlement. This post settlement Claim Resolution Service is available to individual claimants throughout the country who are not represented by an attorney, however are in need of claim assistance and legal protection.
EARLY CASE EVALUATION PRACTICE
The firm additionally offers a unique “Early Case Evaluation” service that provides a comprehensive review of any civil or criminal matter, including fully reviewing all facts of the case, speaking with involved individuals, and analyzing applicable law. After our review and analysis, we provide the client with a detailed evaluation of the merits of each party’s position, the projected risks at litigation, and a comprehensive analysis of each alternative course of action in order to move forward in the most successful and cost efficient way.
RIGHT TO PRIVACY VIOLATION PRACTICE
Given the exponential increase in the use of technology related products and services by Americans, along with the lack of transparency and improper conduct by many of the industry’s largest companies, more and more individuals are being harmed on a daily basis.
There is a growing need to hold accountable those corporate entities that provide products and services to the public and who knowingly engage in conduct that is improper or unlawful.
CRIMINAL LITIGATION PRACTICE
Mitnick Law Office’s criminal litigation practice is founded on the belief that Justice, Passion and Equality apply to the common man and not just to select persons. Our belief that everyone deserves due process and legal representation is not exclusively about setting someone free, however it is about making sure every client receives fundamental fairness and is afforded the best defense available. The firm has been defending persons charged with state and federal crimes for over 26 years.
The firm’s criminal litigators specialize in a diverse range of federal, state and local criminal matters, including drug distribution and related drug violations, homicide and manslaughter allegations, aggravated assault and related violent crimes, weapons violations, financial and economic crimes, parole and probation violations, supervised release violations, bail reductions, robbery charges as well as theft related offenses, other serious matters requiring complex criminal litigation.
“I am a retired football player who played over 10 years in the National Football League. I decided to join others in filing a suit against the NFL for concussion related injuries and because I wanted the League to be held accountable for their actions or inactions. I personally spoke with several of the attorneys who were representing players and ultimately chose Craig Mitnick and his firm to represent me. I didn’t hire him because he represented 1000 players or so, it was because I found him to be extremely knowable likeable, and true. I could easily talk to him and felt totally comfortable. As time went on all of my initial feelings about him, both as a lawyer and as a person were proven to be right. He is a true gentleman and a true professional all the way around.
Also, others who I have dealt with at the firm and continue to deal with on other legal matters are always pleasure, professional, but most important, knowledgeable and responsive. I highly recommend the Mitnick firm and Craig Mitnick personally to anyone in need of legal representation. You can’t get much better”.
“Craig Mitnick has shown himself to be a visionary and dedicated professional attuned to the needs of the public. He embodies the ability to be sensitive to the needs of the changing world and creative in the solutions to problems he proposes. His life experiences have provided him with an innate sense of hard work and dedication to the goals he undertakes which leaves no stone unturned to ensure success for each individual or company he represents.
His deep sense of commitment to his goals is expressed by the enthusiasm he displays during public and private speaking engagements and leadership roles. It is a pleasure to endorse Craig as a friend and professional associate.”
Tom Steele, Homeland Security
“Craig Mitnick has to be one of the most dedicated and skilled attorneys that I have ever met. We had a complicated legal situation that required an attorney who was experienced in the courtroom and who was not only book smart. We met with multiple lawyers, all of whom gave similar answers to our questions and all seemed very experienced and competent. And then we met with Craig Mitnick. He was passionate, bright, experienced and he proved himself to be the most thorough and knowledgeable lawyer that anyone in my family had encountered. His actions speak as loud as his words, and you don’t find that often, especially with attorneys. Thank you Craig Mitnick”.
“Craig Mitnick is that remarkable combination of businessman, on-camera personality and legal expert with substantial experience as a prosecutor that’s very hard to match. To call Craig larger than life is an understatement: While an inspiring leader with a big heart who is capable of tirelessly working for the greater good at the price of occasionally neglecting his own personal needs, Craig revs up to maximum speed when he is in a public environment such as a courtroom. Rarely have I seen anyone who was not running for or already holding office captivate a room full of people so effectively with a compelling mixture of anecdotes, warm-hearted banter and pointed knowledge of the facts and law. Without the aid of notes one might add …
Thomas Rigler, GerberRigler; Film and Television, Los Angeles
Craig Mitnick is the only attorney I actually feel confident referring anyone to because he manages to exceed my expectations each and every time. Three independent clients whom Craig had represented in various lawsuits and legal matters, each referred Mitnick Law Office and Craig Mitnick to me. They couldn’t have been happier with his results, as well as with him personally. I chose to have Craig represent me when I was in need of a trial attorney. I am so grateful to have had Craig recommended to me because of how he has counseled me in a way that I don’t believe any other attorney could have. His devotion to me and to every other client that I know truly makes him superior to other attorneys and his intellect far exceeds that of any other attorney or lawyer I have ever dealt with.”
Craig Mitnick is exceptional. I do not offer this accolade lightly. I have had ample opportunity to observe his legal and trial abilities and to develop a lasting respect for him both as an attorney and as an individual. Academically, Craig is a quality attorney. He is analytic, astute, and meticulous in his work. Both his oral and writing skills are excellent. He is creative and imaginative in problem solving and is well organized in his approach to legal matters. His trial abilities are unmatched.
As a person Craig possesses the charisma of a leader. He is sincere, congenial, and loyal. He functions well sociologically among his peers and with his adversities. He responds well not only to suggestion but also to constructive criticism. His weakness may be a quest for perfection which sometimes leads to frustration.”
Myles Bass, The Warton School, University of Pennsylvania
NOTABLE CIVIL and CRIMINAL REPRESENTATION
In re Retired NFL Concussion Injury Litigation
Mitnick represents over 1400 retired NFL players in the Historic NFL concussion litigation. The litigation has brought global awareness to brain injury caused by blows to the head. The condition affects not only professional football players, but athletes, military personnel, and others inflicted by injuries to the neck and head area. He is actively involved in the litigation and claims resolution of the NFL class action matter that has a pending settlement valued at over 1 billion dollars.
State of New Jersey Verses James Harney, et al.
Superior Court of the State of New Jersey
Defendant, James Harney, the lead defendant and active Trooper with the New Jersey State Police, along with several high profile NHL players were charged in a multiple count Indictment by the New Jersey State Attorney General. Charges included a conspiracy alleging that defendant and several other professional NHL players operated a multi-state gambling operation. Defendant received a pre-indictment plea that minimized his sentence from over 20 years in New Jersey State Prison to just having to spend several months incarcerated before being released.
The New Jersey State Attorney General charged Trooper Harney and several NHL players in a multiple count gambling indictment. Charges included that Harney and several other professional NHL players operated a multi-state gambling operation. The matter was resolved prior to trial and defendant received a favorable result.
State of New Jersey Verses Alonzo Johnson
Superior Court of the State of New Jersey
Defendant was a second round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was indicted for first-degree sexual assault. Johnson was found not guilty of all charges after a New jersey Superior Court jury only took 25 minutes to dismiss the defendant of all charges.
United States of America Versus Dennis Virelli, Et Al
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Defendant was indicted and tried on a multiple count RICO indictment. Defendant was charged with numerous homicides, racketeering and various underlying conspiracy charges. Defendant was tried along with four other co-defendants. Defendant was acquitted of all underlying RICO charges.
State of New Jersey Versus Fred Neulander
Superior Court of New Jersey
Defendant was charged with murder for hire of a a prominent New Jersey Rabbi’s wife. The trial was nationally televised and was covered by most nationally syndicated network stations. Paul Daniels, Mitnick’s client received a reduced plea of aggravated manslaughter from the original charge of capital murder where he faced the death penalty. At sentencing seeking leniency, Craig Mitnick went on to recount Daniels’ seven years of sexual abuse at the hands of his father starting at age 3, followed by a downward spiral into drug and alcohol addiction that began before Daniels was a teenager. He told of Daniels’ hospitalizations for mental illness and manipulation by the man who hired him to commit murder.The defendant has been released from State prison and remains in our free society.
United States of America Versus Phillip Casale
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Defendant was charged with numerous murders for hire and was alleged to be a high level hit man for the North Jersey faction of the mob. Defendant was indicted in both federal and state court. The case was disposed of prior to trial with a favorable result to defendant.
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