Meet Our Attorneys
Allan Maitlin, Partner
Allan Maitlin has degrees from Rutgers University and New York University School of Law. He served a judicial clerkship in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division. He is admitted to practice before the New Jersey courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association and serves on its Insurance and Professional Liability Committees as well as Property Law and Environmental Law Committees. As a member of the Insurance Committee, he was a contributor to the initial annotation to the standard fire insurance contract, a publication of that Committee. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association. He has been a member of the Committee on Insurance Fraud Investigation of the American Insurance Services Group. He has lectured for that group at national conventions on insurance policy interpretation and insurance fraud. He also has lectured extensively to many other insurance groups on all phases of the law. He is a member of the Loss Executives Association.
The Supreme Court has appointed him a mediator for the New Jersey court system. He received his mediation training under the Supreme Court organization. He has successfully conducted more than 60 mediations in almost every phase of the law. He has over 50 published opinions in the New Jersey and Federal reports.
Mr. Maitlin was elected as an alumni trustee to Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey and at the conclusion of his term, was appointed a public trustee of the University by the Governor of the State of New Jersey. He is also a founder and is presently an emeritus member of the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers. He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University.
He is a retired chair of the Livingston Zoning Board of Adjustment, having served on the board for 18 years.
Peter A. Greene, Partner
Peter A. Greene has a B.A. and an M.S. degree from Columbia University as well as a J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School. He is a certified civil trial lawyer, and is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association and the New Jersey Bar Association. He was a Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey for five years, representing the State Board of Medical Examiners and other professional boards. He was also a staff attorney for Ralph Nader's Health Research Group in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. bars. He has authored a chapter in a text on nursing malpractice defense. He has tried over 150 jury cases to a conclusion including 80 medical malpractice actions. He has also tried fire cases, ambulance and auto cases, as well as insurance coverages cases.
David E. Maitlin, Associate
David E. Maitlin is a graduate of Rutgers College and Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the New Jersey courts and the New York courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and for the Southern District of New York. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bars, and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He served a judicial clerkship with New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Irwin I. Kimmelman. He is presently Vice Chair of the Essex County Ethics Committee. He concentrates his practice in real estate transactions as well as insurance, commercial and real estate related litigation.
Seth M. Garrod, Associate
Seth M. Garrod specializes in commercial business, insurance subrogation and personal injury matters. Mr. Garrod represents both plaintiffs and defendants. He has tried cases to conclusion and has argued appeals before the Appellate Division. Mr. Garrod was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on the District Fee Arbitration Committee where he presently serves. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has presented on a variety of legal topics at their annual convention. He obtained his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and obtained a Masters in Business from Rutgers Business School. Mr. Garrod is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where he played on the varsity baseball team. He is admitted to practice before the New Jersey and New York courts.
Marvin A. Sachs, Of Counsel
Marvin A. Sachs has degrees from Rutgers University and Harvard Law School, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice before the New Jersey courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Essex County Bar Association. Under the sponsorship of Rutgers University, he has conducted seminars on trial practice and has lectured on the law of insurance to numerous groups. Marvin Sachs has engaged in insurance company defense work with heavy emphasis on property defense work for over 40 years and served on the Property Insurance Committee of the American Bar Association.
Norman S. Karpf, Of Counsel
Norman S. Karpf graduated University of Virginia, Cum Laude, with Distinction, and received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ, where he was President of his graduating class. He was Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter H. Conklin, Superior Court, Essex County. He is admitted to practice before the New Jersey courts as well as the United States Supreme Court, and has been certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey since 1982. Mr. Karpf is a member of the Essex County and Hudson County Bar Associations. He serves as Master, Member of Executive Committee, and Program Committee Chairperson of the Hudson American Inn of Court. He is a lecturer and author for the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education and has been featured as a "Super Lawyer" in NJ Lawyers' Magazine. Mr. Karpf is an Essex County Delegate to the Judicial Conference of New Jersey and past chair of the Essex County Judicial Selection Committee.