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Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP


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Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP (SSK&B) is a law firm devoted to helping people. For more than 35 years, the firm has represented victims of accidents and medical malpractice with the goal of obtaining full and fair compensation for those affected by serious or fatal injuries. This dedication to client needs and the ability to satisfy clients with consistent, meaningful and open communication throughout the entire litigation process distinguishes SSK&B from its peers. Attorneys and staff are always sensitive to the difficulties that confront victims of negligence and treat all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. Clients are kept well informed of the status and progress of their cases through frequent written status reports and close telephone contact. SSK&B has outstanding record of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including one of the Top Verdicts in New York State. Another case handled by SSK&B prompted legislative change to improve amusement park safety. As the legal representative of the family of a child tragically killed on an amusement park ride, SSK&B partner Jeffrey M. Kimmel was invited by Senator Nicolas Spano to testify at a New York State Senate Hearing, which resulted in several new laws being passed to improve child safety in New York. A settlement was reached in the case. Firm partners’ achievements outside the courtroom and in the community are significant as well. Marvin, Jeff, Joe, Carolyn Caccese, and John Zervopoulos are named on the New York Metro “Super Lawyer” list. Jeff and Joe have been recognized for the prestigious Ten Leaders in Law. Jeff served on and was the former chair of the Committee on Committees, which oversees the work of more than 50 committees for the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA), one of the most influential bar associations in the country. He also served on NYCLA’s Board of Directors and, as a former chair of the organization’s Young Lawyers Section, established its highly successful Mentoring Program. He has volunteered as a judge for Yale University’s Invitational Mock Trial competition and judges an annual high school moot court competition on Long Island. Joe Bavaro was selected by two high-ranking judges to serve on important posts-- the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission and a select task force to make the Supreme Court more efficient. Joe is past President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and a past Chairman of the Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, a 60-year old association representing nearly 400 Long Island litigators. Joe is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra Law School, where he teaches Foundational Lawyering Skills. Well-respected among peers and clients alike, SSK&B attorneys have consistently been highly rated by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review process which identifies attorneys with preeminent legal ability based on experience, ethical standards, integrity and overall professional excellence.


Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Long Island, NY
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


Metro Rankings

Long Island, NY
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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  • Lifetime Achievement

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Jeffrey Kimmel
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