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Dennis Shlionsky, Associate


dshlionsky@snydersarno.com

Dennis Shlionsky, born, reared, and educated in New Jersey, joined Snyder, Sarno, D'Aniello, Maceri & da Costa in 2021.  A Montclair State and Rutgers Law School graduate, Dennis has spent his entire career representing ordinary people injured through no fault of their own.  Dennis was recognized by the Bergen County Bar Association as a Lester Miller Scholar in 2015, and as a Personal Injury Litigation “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The key to his success is the close, trusted relationships forged with his clients; helping them recover the money they need to reestablish their lives.  Dennis has recovered more than $10 Million Dollars against insurance companies and corporations that refuse to fairly compensate families affected by life-altering injuries.  He has litigated personal injury cases of almost every kind and complexity, and successfully resolved claims to six and seven figure recoveries.  His practice focuses on automobile, trucking, premises, public entity, broker malpractice, construction, and other catastrophic personal injury cases.  

Prior to joining Snyder, Sarno, D'Aniello, Maceri & da Costa, Dennis was an attorney at leading Roseland and Morristown law firms.  He was privileged to serve as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Margaret Goodzeit in the General Equity Part of the New Jersey Superior Court.  Dennis brings his perspective from behind the bench by counseling injured clients on commercial, probate, employment and property issues that affect their personal injury claims.  Dennis also uses his dispute resolution experience as a former court-appointed mediator in Somerset County, where he successfully settled 96 percent of the scenarios in which he has assisted.

A Rutgers Law School graduate, Dennis competed as a member of the trial team, served as President of Phi Alpha Delta, a professional law fraternity, and interned for Joseph A. Dickson, US Magistrate Judge for the District of NJ.  A published Editor for Rutgers’ Journal of Law and Public Policy, Dennis has also achieved a notable list of honors, including the Samuel Rubin award for academic excellence.  Prior to entering law school, Dennis was a litigation paralegal in New Jersey and Manhattan.

Having lost his mother to lymphoma as a teenager, Dennis volunteers actively for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has been recognized by the Eric Neisser Public Interest program for contributing to several pro bono ventures.  Through the Morris Stern Bankruptcy Project and Justice Foundation’s Criminal Expungement Clinic, he has provided pro bono bankruptcy and other assistance to New Jersey and Minnesota’s underrepresented poor and low-income communities.   

Married with two children, Dennis appreciates coffee, bad puns, reading, and spending time with his family.  He also enjoys staying fit with his kids and martial arts, particularly traditional Goju Ryu Karate. He is continually looking to grow as a person and to find ways to help others recognize their full potential.


 

Legal Assistant: Larry Patterson
lpatterson@snydersarno.com
425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 100
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 274 - 5200 | Fax: (973) 274 - 5202

Published Works:

New Jersey’s Answer to the Economic Loss Rule: Striking a Balance Between Public Policy Considerations in Contract and Tort Law, August 24, 2015

Education:

Rutgers Law School, Juris Doctor, Corporate and Business Certificate

Montclair State University, Magna Cum Laude, Upper Montclair, Bachelor of Arts

Clerkship:

Honorable Margaret Goodzeit, P.J. Ch., Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren vicinage  

Honorable Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson, United States District Court – Newark, NJ (Internship)

Notable Matters

  • $1.30 million global recovery for driver injured in a trucking accident in Passaic County

  • Assisted with recovery of $1.25 million following an accident with an New Jersey Transit bus
  • $950,000 settlement at mediation for injuries from automobile collision on Long Beach Island, NJ
  • $905,000 settlement co-counsel at trial for disc herniations from collision in Middlesex County
  • $850,000 settlement at mediation for neck injury from slip on berry in Bergen County supermarket
  • $750,000 settlement against driver and disclaiming fast-food chain for collision in New York
  • $650,000 settlement as co-counsel at trial for back injury from trucking collision in Middlesex County
  • $615,000 settlement as co-counsel at trial for aggravated back injury from collision Morris County 
  • $575,000 settlement for aggravated lower back injury sustained on the Turnpike in Hudson County
  • $425,000 settlement for disc herniations from crash with no visible property damage in Essex County
  • $375,000 recovery for neck and back herniations from red/green light collision in Middlesex County
  • $340,000 recovery for fall down at a construction site in Bergen County
  • $325,000 recovery for a car accident in a supermarket’s parking lot in Essex County
  • $325,000 for broken pinky finger from auto accident in Bergen County
  • $300,000 recovery for automobile collision in Passaic County
  • $250,000 settlement for lower back injuries from automobile collision in Morris County
  • $250,000 settlement for neck and back injuries from an automobile collision in Hudson County
  • $250,000 settlement in collision case following declaratory action against several disclaiming insurers
  • $230,000 settlement at mediation in tenant’s fall down case against insurer and its broker for malpractice

  • $201,000 settlement for lower back injury from a collision in Middlesex County
  • $200,000 settlement representing policy limits for collision in Hudson County
  • $200,000 settlement for neck herniations from collision in Essex County
  • $200,000 settlement for neck and shoulder injuries from collision in Essex County
  • $190,000 settlement for neck herniations from a low impact collision in Middlesex County
  • $177,000 settlement for neck and back herniations from a collision in Essex County
  • $175,000 settlement at mediation for eyebrow injury in j-walking collision case in Morris County
  • $150,000 settlement for trip and fall on unattended cart in an Essex County supermarket
  • $125,000 settlement for neck herniations from a residential ceiling collapse in Essex County
  • $130,000 verdict at trial as co-counsel for reinjured disc herniations in low impact collision
  • $125,000 settlement for emotional distress injuries from trucking accident in Morris County
  • $125,000 settlement for parking lot collision in Morris County
  • $100,000 settlement for leg injury from pedestrian j-walking scenario in Essex County
  • $100,000 settlement for automobile collision with no visible property damage in Lando Lakes, Florida
  • $100,000 settlement for red/green light automobile collision in Hudson County
  • $100,000 settlement for a neck herniation from an automobile collision in Passaic County
  • $100,000 settlement for ankle injury at construction site in Passaic County
  • $100,000 settlement for low back herniations from automobile collision in Morris County

  • $99,500 settlement for low back herniation from automobile collision in Hudson County
  • $99,000 settlement for neck and back herniations from automobile collision in Essex County
  • $90,000 settlement for neck herniation and wrist injury from a collision in Essex County
  • $85,000 settlement for soft tissue injuries from an automobile collision in Middlesex County
  • $82,500 settlement for disc herniations from an automobile collision in Bergen County
  • $75,000 settlement for neck bulges from a “close call” workers’ incident in Bergen County
  • $75,000 settlement for soft tissue injuries from an automobile collision in Bergen County
  • $75,000 settlement for a soft tissue ankle injury from an automobile collision in Bergen County
  • $75,000 settlement for burn injuries against a national chain when hot coffee spilled on her
  • $65,000 settlement for low back bulges from a boating dock slip on algae in Sussex County

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