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
Fax: 201-342-0068
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: 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.

 

About Donald Caminiti

Admitted: 1976, New Jersey

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, B.A. in History (Magna Cum Laude) & Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
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Office Location for Donald A. Caminiti

41 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-342-4014

Fax: 201-342-0068

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