Founded over forty years ago, our regionally recognized law firm has been protecting the rights of consumers and injured persons.
After serving as a Burlington County Prosecutor, Norman Shabel founded Shabel & Shabel in 1969, pioneering the field of personal injury litigation. In 1997, Stephen DeNittis joined the firm. In 2000, Mr. DeNittis became a named shareholder resulting in the firm undergoing a name change to DeNittis Osefchen, P.C., P.C. Over the last 40 years, we have become one of the premier regional class action and catastrophic personal injury practices in New Jersey. Our recognized and award winning lawyers have recovered over $70 million for our clients in cases we have handled in the last 10 years alone. We have successfully litigated over 100 class actions in the areas of consumer fraud, mass construction defects, overtime and wage and hour violations, environmental mass torts and Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act (RESPA) violations.
DeNittis Osefchen, P.C. has also played a lead role in many notable and news worthy cases in the Country. For example, we recovered a $7 million verdict for an injured worker who sustained severe brain injuries in a slip and fall in a Ryder Truck parking lot in the case Ingling v. Rider Truck, which still stands as the largest recovery for a victim of a slip and fall ever recorded in the State of New Jersey. We were also lead plaintiff's counsel in the class action DeMarco v. National Collector's Mint which stands as a landmark case and a matter of first impression in Federal Court in the Southern District of New York obtaining a $9 million valued recovery for over 100,000 consumers allegedly defrauded when purchasing bogus coins minted to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy. We were also one of the principal plaintiffs' counsel (part of a four attorney executive committee) in the matter France v. Merrill Lynch obtaining a $43 million recovery for over 22,000 Merrill Lynch financial advisors nationwide for alleged wage and hour violations and alleged illegal deductions from pay.