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Keri Avellini

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Phone
(973) 609-5693

Fax
973-675-5674

Email
keri@goldsteinlaw.com

Location
East Orange, NJ

biography

Keri focuses her practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. Keri comes to the firm with twenty years of litigation experience. She graduated from the University of Scranton in 1994 where she majored in History and minored in Biology and Political Science. After college, Keri moved to Oregon where she worked as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp providing academic, housing and medical assistance for homeless and disadvantaged high school students. During law school, Keri clerked for The Honorable James D. Thomas, a United States Magistrate Judge. Keri graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1998. She received the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys Award. Keri was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1998, the New York Bar in 2000 and the California Bar in 2003. After graduation, Keri concentrated her practice on defending clients involved in product liability, construction and premises liability matters in both New Jersey and California. Keri is now applying the skills and knowledge she obtained as a defense attorney to helping victims of personal injury.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Work Accidents
  • Slip & Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Injuries Caused by Defective Products

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1998
  • University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. – 1994

Representative Cases

  • Mull v. Zeta Consumer Products, 176 NJ 385 (2003)
  • Galvad v. G.R. Robert , 179 NJ 462 (2004)
  • Constr. Co.
  • Mody v. Brooks, 339 NJ Super 392 (App. DIV. 2001)
  • Aikins v. General Electric Co Asbestos MDL
  • Mack v. General Electric Co Asbestos MDL

Honors

  • American Academy of Matrimonial

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association

Past Positions

  • McDermott & McGee, Attorney
  • JJR Jackson Jenkins Renstrom LLP, Senior Counsel
  • Vogl & Meredith, Attorney
  • The Honorable James D. Thomas, Clerk

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Essex County Lawyers for Justice
  • Former President of the Northern California Chapter of the University of Scranton Alumni Association
  • Board Member of the University of Scranton Alumni Association
  • Secretary, Our Lady of Sorrows Home School Association, South Orange, New Jersey
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corp

Fraternity or Sorority

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney

Client Reviews

“The Very Best in the State of N.J. and very aggressive on cases. I recommend them to anyone looking for a fair shake and a great outcome. Thank You so very much for helping me Goldstein and Goldstein, LLP. Thank You from Byron Teal.”

Bryon Teal

“When it comes to Goldstein and Goldstein law firm get ready to have a firm that is not only professional but will go above and beyond for you! I felt like I was family and that my case the only one they had( even though it wasn’t)! My lawsuit from my car accident was a long and steady road that Richard, Michael and his staff paid so much personal attention to. I am completely grateful for all of their efforts!! Because of their due diligence, I will be a home owner by the end of 2020, be completely out of debt, and have a great amount set aside for my retirement! So to all of the Goldstein and Goldstein law firm lawyers and staff THANK YOU!! You will forever also be a part of my family too!! I can truly see why this firm was under the Super lawyer firms!! You all are #1 in my book ”

Felica Aharon

“If you are looking for someone to care, then this is the place. Michael and the staff are great. Melissa is wonderful, polite and kind as well as everyone else. I appreciate everything they’ve done for me.”

Michelle Bennett

“They’re always super courteous, and quick to respond to any of my questions which is super helpful for someone who isn’t familiar with the process of law. I’m super glad my uncle recommended me this law firm, definitely deserving of a 5 star rating.”

Israel Amaya

“These guys are THE BEST!!! They are honest and take a no nonsense approach. Not wasting time and stacking hidden fees. Extremely pleased with their results.”

Jean Labeaf

“Goldstein & Goldstein, is a professional Lawyer known the best for you when you contact them for your case, they would never disappoint you, whatever your case may be, they would work with you and make sure you’re good, so I personally recommend, Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP ATTORNEY AT LAW”

Amos Olayemi

“Goldstein and the secretary’s in the office stayed on top of my case , and got me a settlement I was satisfied with I highly recommend there services.”

Khalif Emile

“Great service to the people.Anytime i propose a question it is answered in a timely manner.Very helpful and committed.Thank You Guys!!!!”

hassan jackson

“Amazing place, definitely will recommend to anyone that needs a good lawyer!! There’s a wonderful lady called Melissa and also Michael that took care of our case. The process went smooth and they took care of everything, it takes time but you just have to be patient and wait for a good result. I’m giving this place a 5 stars.”

Komi Awumey

“This place kept in contact with me through my case, they helped me with great treatment and the attorney Michael is very good man and they work very fast. When I go to the office they are very nice to me and make me feel comfortable.”

Denise Francios

“Michael Goldstein is an awesome attorney. They provide you with the best customer service and they make sure you and your family are taken care of. The outcome for my slip and fall case was a very good one and I couldnt ask for a better attorney. I will recommend anyone here...Thank you Goldstein & Goldstein..”

Tyra Rulz

“Melissa Quintero has been absolutely amazing from day one. She is extremely diligent with her work and keeps a positive attitude when dealing with tough situations. She genuinely puts the client first and has kept things simple for me. Highly Recommend her services!”

Saahil Dhawan

“My brother recommended me to this firm and I was so happy he did. I was so happy with the outcome of my case. Michael got me money and fast! Thank you again I would def recommend him,”

Leonor Santiago

“I was referred to Goldstein and Goldstein by a friend after a car accident and the service I received was exceptional! Thank you guys! Like”

Simone J

“Michael Goldstein is an awesome attorney. They provide you with the best customer service and they make sure you and your family are taken care of. The outcome for my slip and fall case was a very good one and I couldnt ask for a better attorney. I will recommend anyone here...Thank you Goldstein & Goldstein..”

Tyra Rulz