Donald A. Caminiti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Breslin & Breslin
 | 41 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-342-4014
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish

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Attorney Profile

A graduate of State University of New Jersey School of Law, Rutgers, Donald Caminiti has been practicing law for more than 35 years. As a partner at his Hackensack, New Jersey, firm -- Breslin & Breslin, P.A. -- Mr. Caminiti has dedicated his practice to the areas of negligence, including general negligence, medical malpractice and defective products.

Mr. Caminiti is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate and by the American Board of Trial Advocates as an advocate. He was distinguished by inclusion as one of "Ten Leaders" by Personal Injury & Trial Law of Northern New Jersey and is a member of Outstanding Lawyers of America.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Caminiti has held numerous classes and seminars on the subject of legal responsibility and liability, litigation techniques, trial strategy and trial preparation. He has presented before the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey Association for Justice, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the National College of Advocacy.

 
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About Donald Caminiti

Admitted: 1976, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.breslinandbreslin.com/Attorneys/Donald-A-Caminiti...

Honors and Awards:

  • Who's Who in America, 2009
  • Who's Who in America, 2008
  • Who's Who in America, 2007
  • Who's Who in America, 2004
  • Who's Who in America, 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
  • Member, Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003 - 2010
  • Ten Leaders - Personal Injury & Trial Law of Northern New Jersey, 2003 - 2004
  • Who's Who in America, 1994 - 1995
  • Honored Member, Who's Who in America, 1992 - 1993
  • Honored Member, Who's Who in America, 1990 - 1991
  • Honored Member, Who's Who in America, 1991 - 1992
  • Honored Member, Who's Who in America, 1989 - 1990

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2000
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989
  • Civil Trail Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Service Award, Community Resource Counsel Bergen County, Recipient, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990
  • Sustaining Member, AAJ, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • New York, 1980
  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1976
  • New Jersey, 1976
  • Third Vice-President, AAJ-New Jersey, 1990 - 1991
  • Second Vice-President, AAJ-New Jersey, 1991 - 1992
  • Chairman, AAJ-New Jersey - PAC, 2000 - 2001
  • Seminar Committee Chairman, AAJ, 1984 - 1987
  • Secretary, AAJ-New Jersey , 1989 - 1990
  • AAJ-New Jersey , Secretary, 1985 - 1986
  • AAJ-New Jersey , Treasurer, 1986 - 1987
  • Chairman, Education Committee, AAJ, 1989 - 1990
  • AAJ-New Jersey , Third Vice-President, 1990 - 1991
  • Member, AAJ-New Jersey, 1981 - Present
  • First Vice-President, AAJ-New Jersey , 1992 - 1993
  • President-Elect, AAJ - New Jersey , 1993 - 1994
  • President, AAJ - New Jersey, 1994 - 1995
  • AAJ-New Jersey , Parliamentarian, 1984 - 1985
  • Counsel, Borough of Paramus Affordable Housing Corporation, 2006 - Present
  • Special Counsel, Borough of Paramus, 2006 - Present
  • Special Counsel, Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to represent the State of New Jersey in Tobacco Litigation, 1996 - 1999
  • Counsel, Housing Development Corporation of Bergen County, 1978 - Present
  • Assistant Counsel, Township of River Vale, 1977 - 1980
  • Co-Counsel, Housing Authority of Bergen County, 1997 - Present
  • Board Member and Past President, New Jersey Association for Justice 1980 - Present
  • Tomorrows Children's Fund Hackensack University Medical Center, Member, Executive Board, 1987 - Present
  • Member, Trial Lawyers For Public Justice, 1991 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Association of Trial Lawyers of America New Jersey Chapter, 1983 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice(formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), 2001 - 2007
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Counsel, North Bergen Rent Leveling Board, 1980 - Present
  • Counsel, Housing Authority of the Township of North Bergen, 1980 - 1984
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1980 - Present
  • Prior Board Member, American Association for Justice, 2000 - 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Recipient, Service Award, Community Resource Counsel Bergen County., 1995
  • Executive Board Member, Tomorrow's Children's Fund, Hackensack University Medical, 1987 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • NJAJ, Boardwalk Seminar Litigation At Sunrise, "Degenerative Disc Disease: Strategies to Neutralize this Potentially Frivolous Defense", 2010
  • Moderator, "How To Stay On Your Feet In Slip 'N Fall Litigation", New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Educations, 2009
  • "Understanding Chiropractics", New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, Panelist, 2009
  • That Is A Lucid, Intelligent, Well Thought-Out Objection":Sustained Or Over-Ruled? Objections to Jury Charges, NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar 2009, Sheraton Meadowlands, 2009
  • Moderator, "How To Stay On Your Feet In Slip 'N Fall Litigation", New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal, 2009
  • "Audience Participation Segment - Q and A", NJAJ, 2009
  • "Your NJ DME Usual Suspects - Our Collective Experience", NJAJ, 2009
  • "Techniques for Dealing with the Usual Suspects in NJ", NJAJ, 2009
  • "Exposing Deceptive Defense Medicine: Polarizing the Case", NJAJ, 2009
  • "Direct Examination Of Plaintiff's Expert", ATLA-New Jersey Seminar, Pines Manor, 2008
  • "A Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective", Damage Prevention Conference and Expo, 2007
  • "Behind Enemy Lines: Armed Cross Examination", ATLA-New Jersey Seminar, 2007
  • "Exposing Defense Medicine", ATLA-New Jersey Seminar, 2007
  • "Some Myths About Degenerative Disc Changes", ATLA-New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar Litigation at Sunrise Legal Medicine: Radiology, 2007
  • "Sexual Misconduct By A Physician", ATLA-New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar Hot Tips In Medical Malpractice, 2006
  • "Opening Summation" "Direct Examination Of Plaintiffs' Expert", ATLA-New Jersey Trying The Auto Case, 2005
  • Co Chair/Speaker, Five Concurrent Seminars Program - "Premises Liability", ATLA-New Jersey, 2004
  • "Premises Liability: Expert Witnesses - Nailing Down the Facts Early through Expert Witnesses", ATLA-New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar, 2004
  • "Litigating the Slip 'N' Fall Case", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Moderator, 2003
  • "Cross Examination: Destroying Adverse Witnesses Using Microsoft Power Point", ATLA-New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar, 2003
  • "Structured Settlement", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • "Hot Tips in Tort Law", ATLA-New Jersey Seminar, 2003
  • "Winning At Trial: Direct & Cross Examination Of Experts", ATLA-New Jersey Seminar, 2002
  • Program Chair/Speaker, "How To Stay On Your Feet On The Premises Liability Case", ATLA-New Jersey Seminar, 2002
  • Litigating Wrongful Death Cases", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1999
  • "Litigating A Wrongful Death Case", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1997
  • "Hot Tips in Tort Law, VIII", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • "Civil Trial Preparation", Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  • "Model Statement Of Procurement Policy For Public Housing authorities Operating hi New Jersey", (Co-Author), 1994
  • "Hot Tips hi Tort Law V", ATLA-New Jersey Seminar, 1994
  • "Rights & Limitations Under Today's Auto Insurance Laws in New Jersey", 1993
  • "How to Prove Portee or Falzone Emotional Distress Cases", National Trial Lawyer, Volume 3, May 19, 1991
  • "Political Action Committees", Cranio-Mandibular Society of New Jersey, 1991
  • "Does Auto Insurance Get You Down?" An Analysis of New Jersey's Automobile Insurance Laws, 1991
  • "Emotional Distress - What Is It and When Is It Actionable", 1990
  • "Auto Insurance: A Problem we All Must Live With", 1989
  • "Social Host Liability", People's Law School, Bergen Community College, 1989
  • "How To Win trip, Slip and Fall Cases", ATLA - New Jersey Seminar, 1989
  • "Recreation & Sports Equipment", Chapter 71, (Co-Author), Products Liability Practice Guide, Matthew Bender, Vol. 4, 1988
  • "Legal Consideration: Review of Law in Evaluating Cases For Selection - Variations In Law Between New York and New Jersey", American College of Legal Medicine, 1984
  • "Basic Course in trial Advocacy", National College of Advocacy, 1983
  • "Legal Responsibility During Gymnastic Lesson", Montclair State College Gymnastic Safety Workshop, 1983
  • "Legal Responsibility During Gymnastic Lesson", Montclair State College Gymnastic Safety Workshop, 1981
  • "Legal Responsibility During Gymnastic Lesson", Montclair State College Gymnastic Safety Workshop, 1980
  • Master, Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court, 1998 - Present
  • Trial Strategy, New Jersey Association for Justice, 1985 - 2010
  • Trial Strategy, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1985 - 2010

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, B.A. in History (Magna Cum Laude) & Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
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41 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-342-4014

 

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