Firm Practice Areas
Mitnick Law Office has been in the forefront of developing creative theories of liability and creative approaches to civil and criminal representation that have resulted in positive outcomes for clients nationwide. The practice is guided upon the belief that justice, passion, and equality apply equally to all individuals. The firm’s focus is on complex civil litigation and criminal defense.
The purpose of complex litigation through class actions or mass tort suits is to give the average hard working person the ability to hold accountable large those corporations and private entities who engage in wrongdoings that in turn cause personal harm.
“companies and organizations that put profit before safety must be held accountable”.
Our belief is of the mind set that “by bringing together hundreds and thousands of individuals and placing them into a single lawsuit, each plaintiff has a better chance at receiving the maximum benefits available under law given the strength of a mass tort action.
Mitnick law remains focused on the firms’ representation of over 1200 retired NFL players who are pursuing claims against the NFL for concussion related damages. The class action has caused a fundamental change in the way the world views concussions.
CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
Mitnick Law is focusing on understanding, identifying and pursuing individual right of privacy violations that are rapidly beginning to affect all of us. These violations are increasing at an exponential rate as technology companies and engineers continue to chance the way we live and as law enforcement is held more and more accountable for inappropriate actions. There must be a level playing field and the rules must apply to all parties. If the rules are violated, there must be accountability.
Given the exponential increase in the awareness of proper police procedure by the general public, along with the exponential increase in the use of technology by Officers around the Country, more individuals are being arrested and charged with crimes based on the use of non-traditional evidence.
There is a growing need to hold accountable the individuals, law enforcement agencies and corporate entities that engage in wrongful, or improper conduct, during the course of their employment and performance of their duties.
The firm’s criminal litigation practice is founded on the belief that justice, passion and equality apply equally to all persons. Every individual accused of a crime deserves competent, aggressive and well thought out legal representation. Strategy, endurance, intellect and confidence always prevail. Strong representation is difficult to come by because it requires dedication, passion, intellect and courage to challenge those that believe they cannot be challenged. Whether it is challenging evidence, credibility or motive, Mitnick law understands what needs to be done in order to protect the wrongfully accused and to ensure that there is an equal playing field between opponents. The rules must apply equally to everyone involved in the process. The firm believes in innocence, equality, accountability and fairness. Our representation ensures that every one of our clients receive the best representation possible. Representation that is personalized to each client’s needs and unique set of circumstances. Representation that comes from decades of experience in representing those charged with local, state and federal crimes.
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”.
“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 S., 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 R, 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 B, The Warton School, University of Pennsylvania
NOTABLE CIVIL and CRIMINAL REPRESENTATION
In re Retired NFL Concussion Injury Litigation
Federal District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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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