Experience

Drawing upon more than 40 years of diverse trial experience, Steven L. Menaker maintains an active litigation practice in the State and Federal Courts, focusing upon the defense of criminal charges as well as the prosecution and defense of professional (medical, legal, engineering and architectural) malpractice, construction, business, commercial and employment law claims.

Steven’s extensive legal portfolio includes seven years of service as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn, New York) where he served as a trial assistant in the homicide and narcotics bureaus and as the deputy chief of the Criminal Courts and Investigation Bureaus.

Following many years as a partner in a small Jersey City law firm, Steven joined Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC as a partner in 2001.  Steven is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as both a Civil Trial Attorney and Criminal Trial Attorney and has been named by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a Super Lawyer® in the field of General Litigation every year since 2006.  Steven holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, Inc. for ethical standards and legal ability. A Martindale-Hubbell AV rating is a significant accomplishment — a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.  Recently, Best Lawyers in America® 2017 selected Steven in the area of General Litigation.  The selection of lawyers for inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a comprehensive annual peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast their votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

In addition to his litigation practice, Steven finds time to serve as President and a Master of the Hudson Inn of Court, to serve on the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, as Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Ethics Diversionary Committee and as a member of the NJSBA Professional Responsibility & Unlawful Practice Committee.  He is also Chair  of the Hudson County Bar Association Professionalism Committee.

A former chair and vice-chair of the New Jersey District VI Ethics Committee, Steven has been selected on several occasions by the New Jersey Supreme Court to act as a special ethics master in attorney disciplinary proceedings.

In recent years, Steven has been a frequent speaker and panelist on ethical issues for the New Jersey Institute on Continuing Education and for the New Jersey State Bar Association.