Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP

The New York personal injury attorneys at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP have more than 150 years of collective experience and have secured over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements.

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Firm Overview

Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP (NBRS) is a personal injury law firm with its main office located in the Empire State Building in New York. The attorneys at this firm handle all types of personal injury cases, including complex asbestos litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, workers' compensation and more. The firm has, in total, recovered more than $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients, including many landmark and million-dollar settlements. Lawyers at the firm have been recognized as New York Super Lawyers on multiple occasions, are members of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was listed in the National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers." To learn more about representation from this firm, please do not hesitate to call today and receive a free, no-oblication case evaluation.

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Main Office
350 5th Avenue
Suite 7413
New York  NY  10118

  • (212) 267-3700

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Personal injury is an area of the law which allows the attorneys at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP an opportunity to help clients who have been injured and victimized by the negligence of others. Aside from general personal injury litigation, this firm also emphasizes asbestos and mesothelioma litigation. Exposure to the harmful substance known as asbestos has resulted in one of the longest-running and most costly legal battles in the United States. Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that requires quick corrective action and aggressive medical treatment. Without access to the best doctors and care, victims will suffer. The firm's passion for injury and illness victims has translated into billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements toward their recovery.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Unique to this firm is that these attorneys have handled cases for victims of the World Trade Center attacks. NBRS has also handled many other unique and complex cases such as this. Also, the firm's partners have handled hundreds of cases each. Attorneys at the firm have worked with the Supreme Court State of New York and U.S. District Courts. Other attorneys at the firm have served on the committees for the Trasylol Plaintiff's Steering Committee and for the Trasylol Product Liability Litigation. Many of the attorneys at this firm also have the added experience of appearing on media news networks throughout the nation, such as CNN and Nancy Grace, to give legal commentary. Many of the attorneys at the firm are also published authors.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Results are not the only thing that distinguishes this firm from others, but it is certainly one of the differentiating factors. For example, this firm has procured more than $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients. These are past case results that many firms have not achieved. Overall experience is also another distinguishing factor. NBRS has a combined 150 years experience. This firm is also one of the few that handled World Trade Center litigation for victims- in total, the firm was able to recover $816 million for these victims. NBRS has multiple locations in order to better facilitate the needs of its clients. Its primary office is in New York, but the firm also has office locations in Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Delaware, Florida, Los Angeles and Orange County.

Paul J. Napoli

Paul J. Napoli is a senior partner at the firm. He has achieved more than 100 verdicts and settlements in his own right. This has equated to over one million dollars for clients. He attended St. John University School of Law and is admitted to the New York Bar, U.S. District Courts (Southern and Eastern) of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals (Third Circuit) and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been included in the list of New York Super Lawyers since the year 2007 and was even listed as a Top 100 Lawyer for the New York Metropolitan area in 2010. Some of his other achievements of note include serving on the Board of Directors for the New York Trial Lawyers Association and being appointed by the New York State Supreme Court to serve as Liaison Counsel for the Consolidated Diet Drug litigations.

  • Bar Number: 2513141
    New York , 1992
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Fordham University

Marc J. Bern

Marc Bern is a senior partner at NBRS. He has more than 35 total years of legal experience, and in that time has tried over 100 cases to verdict and settled many others. In total, he has secured more than one million dollars for his clients. Mr. Bern has received many distinguished awards and recognitions throughout his time in practice, such as a Top 500 Plaintiff Lawyers in the U.S. rating by Lawdragon in 2007, has been included in the list of New York Super Lawyers every year since 2006 and was selected as an Americas Premier Lawyers by Fortune Magazine. Mr. Bern attended Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law and is admitted to the New York Bar, the Wisconsin Bar and U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern) of New York . Also of note is that he has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible legal rating of its kind.

  • Bar Number: 1859271
    New York , 1011
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    BS , 1972

Alan S. Ripka

Alan Ripka is a senior partner at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP. He has been admitted to practice in New York State Courts as well as U.S. District Courts of New York (Southern and Eastern). Mr. Ripka has appeared on many major national news networks such as CNN, Nancy Grace and Eyewitness News to give legal commentary on prominent cases. Many of Mr. Ripka's recent and notable case results include premises liability, public transportation accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and surgical errors. Before becoming a personal injury attorney, Mr. Ripka served as a criminal prosecutor with the District Attorney's office in Kings County. He has been practicing civil litigation/personal injury since 1992. To learn more about Alan Ripka or the firm, please do not hesitate to call today.

  • Bar Number: 2315695
    New York , 1990

Hunter J. Shkolnik

Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP has been practicing law since he graduated from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York in 1985. He is admitted to practice by the New York State Bar, New Jersey State Bar, U.S. Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court District of New Jersey. Each attorney at the firm has a unique area of emphasis. Mr. Shkolnik emphasizes dangerous drug, automobile, commercial truck and product liability litigation. Of note about this attorney is that he is serving as a chairman in the court-appointed position for Plaintiff Steering Committees in pharmaceutical and related mass torts. He frequently engages in public speaking engagements, has been included in the list of New York Super Lawyers and is also a published author.

  • Bar Number: 2031458
    New York , 1986
  • University of Massachusetts
    B.A. , 1982
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    JD , 1985

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