Dan T. Matrafajlo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Elizabeth, NJ

Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC
 | 1207 E. Grand St, 2nd Floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: 908-219-7199
Fax: 908-355-4932
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Polish,
  • Portuguese,
  • Spanish


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    Attorney Profile

    Dan T. Matrafajlo is a majority and managing member with Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC. He represents those who have been injured by the negligence of another in the following types of cases: wrongful death, premises liability, spine injuries, truck accidents, bus accidents, brain injuries, neck injuries, train accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, bank injuries, DUI/DWI and motor vehicle accidents.

    In 2020, Dan Matrafajlo was a guest lecturer at the prestiges trial lawyer association known as New Jersey Association for Justice. In addition, Dan has been called to lecturer attorneys for continuing legal education credits on Personal Injury Litigation for the last 3 years. 

    Mr. Matrafajlo attended Rider University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in psychology and a major in finance. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with a Juris Doctor, and he currently has an Avvo “Superb” rating for work he has done with past clients. Admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey and the state of New York, he is fluent in English, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

    A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Matrafajlo is also a member of the American Association for Justice and has lectured for the National Business Institute and the Institute for Paralegal Education. He was published in the Appellate Courts and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court.

    For four years, Mr. Matrafajlo was named as a Top Attorney by the New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and he is currently a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. During his career, he has guest lectured at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Rutgers Law School.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017, 2019 - 2021

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    About Dan Matrafajlo

    Admitted: 2003, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage: https://dmlawyer.com/attorney-dan-t-matrafajlo/


    • Referenced in the New Jersey Lawyer magazine in calendar years 2005, 2007 & 2012
    • NJ Monthly Magazine designated as Top Attorney, 2012 – 2016
    • Rising Stars by SuperLawyers.com, 2012 – 2020
    • Published in NJ Monthly Magazine as Top 100 Attorney in the State of New Jersey, 2016
    • Based on my accomplishments in the Appellate Division, I have been asked and did a lecture at various New Jersey-based law firms on N.J. appellate practice and procedure., Appellate Process Instructor, 2005
    • Million Dollar Advocate Forum (a prestigious and exclusive membership compromising of a select group of attorneys achieving multi-million verdicts or settlements), 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Member of the United States District Court Member of the New York State Bar, 2003

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State of New Jersey
    • New York and Federal Court
    • New Jersey Inns of Court, Barrister
    • New Jersey State Supreme Court
    • New Jersey Association for Justice, formerly New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association Member
    • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
    • United States District Court
    • Established legal precedent in the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division.
    • New Jersey Inns of Court Contributor, 2011
    • Member, American Association of Justice, 2020 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest Lecturer, Advanced Personal Injury (Newark NJ)
    • Guest Lectured at Rutgers Law School and Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law school
    • Personal Injury Seminars to Lawyers for Continuing legal Education (Princeton, NJ)


    • Frenklakh v. Lojek, (Westlaw citation: 2007 WL 470640)
    • Hardison v. King, 381 N.J.Super. 129
    • Pedestrian strikes by a commercial bus. Claim Traumatic Brain Injury and several fractures in legs. 

    Representative Clients:

    • First Response Ambulance Corporation, Priority One Ambulance (ny, ny), Hennessy Realty Co., LLC, A2Z, Limo, LLC, Shepard Printing, LLC, Gabes Towing, Inc., 2005

    Educational Background:

    • Rider University, Lawrenceville, N.J., B.S.B.A., Major: Finance and a Minor: Psychology Honors: Magna Cum Laude, 1999
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    Office Location for Dan T. Matrafajlo

    1207 E. Grand St
    2nd Floor
    Elizabeth, NJ 07201

    Phone: 908-219-7199

    Fax: 908-355-4932

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    Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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