Practice Areas

The attorneys of PinilisHalpern, LLP pride ourselves on handling each and every case with dedication and compassion. Our aim is to help you get what you deserve, no matter the challenges faced. PinilisHalpern partners William Pinilis and Gabe Halpern are certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial Attorneys ( We have handled a large number of significant matters, and have collectively recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

PinilisHalpern’s experience spans myriad practice areas. Our expertise includes (but is not limited to):

Personal Injury and Negligence

Our extensive experience with personal injury claims allows us to help seriously injured clients obtain fair and just compensation. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and as personal injury cases are commonly handled on a contingent fee basis, clients only pay legal fees if their claim is successful.

We can help you with the following matters:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Lack of Adequate Security
  • Falls resulting from defective conditions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Workplace Injuries and Worker’s Compensation Claims

Our results speak for themselves:

  • $4.8 million medical malpractice verdict
  • $1.5 million failure to provide adequate security
  • $400,000 medical malpractice
  • $200,000 pedestrian/automobile accident
  • $115,000 pedestrian/bus accident
  • $500,000 automobile accident

Consumer Protection & Class Action

New Jersey consumer protection laws are among the strongest in the country, allowing us to pursue cases for individuals who have been damaged as a result of misrepresentation and fraud. PinilisHalpern believes strongly that consumers should not be taken advantage of, no matter how large or small the amount at stake, and we are proud to represent both individual clients and class action collectives.

We can help you with the following matters:

  • Foreclosures
  • Predatory lending
  • Unfair and illegal collection practices
  • Internet scams
  • Identity theft
  • Insurance and investment rip-offs
  • Unscrupulous car dealers
  • Fraudulent home improvement contractors
  • Tele-marketers
  • Financial “advisors”
  • Unfair banking practices
  • ”Alternative medicine” providers
  • Sweepstakes and contest promoters

PinilisHalpern is also a founding member of the Consumer Fraud Forum (, dedicated to educating, empowering and protecting consumers by sharing best practices and connecting consumers to share their stories.

Commercial, Business & Employment Litigation

PinilisHalpern prides ourselves on working out economical ways to solve complex and emotionally-taxing business disputes. We handle all aspects of commercial issues, matching the necessary resources to the needs of our clients. Our approach is to gain a thorough understanding of our client’s objectives in order to achieve their goals through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

We can help you with the following matters:

  • Shareholder/Partnership Disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Contracts
  • Franchise/Distributor Disputes
  • Construction Litigation including architect and engineering malpractice
  • Environmental litigation
  • Insurance coverage claims
  • Gray market/diversion cases
  • Fraud
  • Banking/foreclosure
  • Brokerage Commission/Finders Fees
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Tax Appeals
  • Municipal Litigation including, Land Use and Zoning
  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace discrimination