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At Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, we are proud of the industry-recognized attorneys who make up our legal team. As a nationally known litigation firm, we have been involved in numerous landmark settlements and verdicts and consistently display a tireless dedication to helping our clients to achieve justice. Below, you will see the skilled personal injury, aviation, environmental, civil rights, class action and mass tort, complex business litigation and trial lawyers who work at our firm and who make this possible, including partners, general counsel, associates and more.

Marie Kaiser Napoli, Hunter Shkolnik and Paul J. Napoli are nationally renowned attorneys who, along with their knowledgeable colleagues, are ready to fight for your rights. Give us a call today or fill out the consultation form to find out how we can help you.

Get to know the firm better and learn more about our outstanding legal team by reading through our individual biographies. Then, when you’re ready, please give us a call at (844) 230-7676 or use our online case evaluation form. We look forward to hearing from you.

Napoli Shkolnik Partners

Partner and Attorney Marie Napoli

Marie Napoli


Marie Napoli has over twenty three years of experience with personal injury, medical malpractice, mass tort, and complex litigation matters. Marie earned her JD from St. John’s University Law School and her LLM degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law.

Partner and Attorney Hunter J. Shkolnik

Hunter J. Shkolnik


Hunter J. Shkolnik concentrates his area of practice to the trial of significant personal injury cases primarily in the area of drug, automobile, heavy truck and aviation related product liability actions. He leads the discovery and trial teams of various mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device litigations for the firm

Partner and Attorney Louise R Caro

Louise R. Caro


Ms. Caro is the Managing Partner for the Florida office where her practice focuses on plaintiff’s mass tort litigation, concentrating on helping people harmed by exposure to hazardous soil, water and air contaminants.

Attorney Partner Patrick Haines

Patrick Haines


Patrick Haines is the managing attorney for the Firm’s offices in Edwardsville, Illinois as well as in Austin, Texas. For the past twenty years his practice has focused on helping the victims of asbestos and other toxic substances obtain compensation for their injuries.

Partner Joseph Napoli reading

Joseph Napoli


Mr. Napoli handles environmental contamination cases and is based out of the New York City office.

Nick Farnolo - Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorney

Nicholas R. Farnolo


Mr. Farnolo has represented a variety of local, national and international clients in Mass Tort, Class Action, Mechanical Product Liability, Aviation, Commercial and Personal Injury matters.

Attorney Christopher LoPalo

Christopher R. LoPalo


Mr. LoPalo’s practice primarily focuses on the litigation of complex mass tort litigations involving products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, environmental, negligence and class actions all over the country.

Shayna E. Sacks


Shayna E. Sacks is a Partner in the firm’s Pharmaceutical department. Her practice focuses primarily on mass tort litigation, including pharmaceutical products liability, personal injury, medical device and medical malpractice cases.

Attorney Paul Maslo

Paul B. Maslo


Paul Maslo is a Partner in Napoli Shkolnik’s Class Actions and Commercial Litigation Department. He is also Department Chair.

Partner and Attorney Jennifer Liakos

Jennifer Liakos


Jennifer Liakos is a Partner in the firm’s Pharmaceutical Department and is based in the El Segundo, California office.

R. Joseph Hrubiec


Mr. Hrubiec is a partner in the firm’s Wilmington, DE office.

Napoli Shkolnik Attorneys

Practice Chair Attorney Craig Phemister

Craig Phemister

Practice Chair

Mr. Phemister is the Practice Chair for the firm’s Civil Rights Department.

Christopher Gladd

Christopher Gladd

Senior Associate

Mr. Gladd has developed successful trial strategies and prosecuted personal injury cases on behalf of personal injury victims including auto, commercial premises, construction and Labor Law Section 240 and 241(6) cases.

Andrew J. Dressel

Andrew J. Dressel

Senior Associate

Mr. Dressel is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Class Actions Department.

Attorney Salvatore Badala

Salvatore C. Badala

Senior Associate

Mr. Badala is a senior associate in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department.

Joe Ciaccio Personal Injury Attorney

Joseph L. Ciaccio

Senior Associate

Mr. Ciaccio is a senior associate in the firm’s personal injury department with a primary focus on medical malpractice litigation.

Bryan Aghakhani


Mr. Aghakhani is an associate in the Pharmaceutical Litigation Department of the firm.

Attorney Melissa A. Agnetti

Melissa A. Agnetti


Ms. Agnetti is an associate in the firm’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Department based in the El Segundo, California office.

Attorney Brett Bustamante

Brett S. Bustamante


Mr. Bustamante is an associate in the firm’s Aviation and Product Liability Departments.

Chun Ho Chung


Mr. Chung is an associate in the Personal Injury department.

Jaquay Felix- Personal Injury Attorney

Jaquay B. Felix


Jaquay B. Felix is an associate in the firm’s Mass Torts Litigation and Probate Departments, primarily focusing his practice on Wills, Estates, Trusts and Personal Injury.

Attorney Kristina Georgiou

Kristina Georgiou


Ms. Georgiou focuses her practice on personal injury law, including premise liability, products liability, labor law, and medical malpractice.

Attorney Robert Gitelman

Robert Gitelman


Mr. Gitelman is an integral part of the firm’s Products Liability and Asbestos Departments.

Vinny Gonzalez- Personal Injury Attorney

Vincent L. Gonzalez


Mr. Gonzalez manages a widely varied caseload of personal injury cases, including construction site injuries, medical malpractice, products liability, premises and motor vehicle accidents.

Adam Haenel


Mr. Haenel is an associate with the Pharmaceutical Litigation Department.

Lindsey Harriman


Ms. Harriman focuses her practice primarily on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

Jed Kirsch- Personal Injury Attorney

Jed Kirsch


Mr. Kirsch is part of the firm’s Personal Injury Department handling all aspects of motor vehicle, Labor Law, premises and municipal litigation.

Tate J. Kunkle


Mr. Kunkle is an associate in the firm’s Environmental Litigation Department.

Patrick Lanciotti Environmental Attorney

Patrick J. Lanciotti


Patrick Lanciotti works in the environmental litigation and toxic tort department of the firm.

Aaron R Modiano

Aaron R. Modiano


Mr. Modiano is an associate in the firm’s Miami, Florida office.

Samuel J. Moorhead

Samuel J. Moorhead


Mr. Moorhead is a Pharmaceutical Litigator working out of the firm’s California office.

Thomas W. Raleigh


Mr. Raleigh is an associate in the Environmental Litigation Department based out of the Melville office.

Attorney Staesha O Rath

Staesha O. Rath


Staesha O. Rath is an attorney in the firm’s Product Liability, Pharmaceutical Department, fighting for women’s health rights, as well as practicing pharmaceutical products, medical device and medical malpractice litigation.

Attorney Rachel Shkolnik

Rachel L. Shkolnik


Rachel L. Shkolnik is an associate in the firm’s Product Liability, Pharmaceutical Department.

Attorney Wilson Sikes

Wilson D. Sikes


Wilson Sikes is a committed advocate for his clients, representing the victims of asbestos-related diseases.

Steve Berman

W. Steven Berman


Mr. Berman’s practice primarily focuses on the litigation of complex mass tort litigation and class actions all over the country.

Gil Zohar


Mr. Zohar splits his time between the Manhattan and Long Island offices.

Of Counsel

Paul J. Napoli

Of Counsel

Paul J. Napoli was a Founding Partner at one of the most successful national litigation firms. Paul was appointed by the United States District Court as Co-Liaison Counsel representing more than 11,000 9/11 first responders and other rescue and recovery workers who became ill or were injured during the rescue.

John David Simpson

Of Counsel

Mr. Simpson is Of Counsel to the firm.

Attorney Justin Heim

Justin R. Heim

Of Counsel

Justin Heim is Of Counsel to the firm.


Trevelyan Howe

Director of Investigations

Mr. Howe oversees the firms Investigations Department.