Our Team

Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro:
Partners and Associates

Partners

Marvin Salenger

Simply put, Marvin Salenger is one of the most highly regarded personal injury litigators in New York. He was named as a 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs. In 2012, he was featured as the cover photo of the New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine insert in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He has been ranked among the top 100 on the Super Lawyer list for the New York Metro region in what is likely the country’s most highly competitive arena. Read more…

Robert Sack (In Memoriam 1935-2016)

As a founding partner of the firm, Bob’s adherence to teamwork and a strong code of ethics and behavior set an example for the whole firm and its approach to personal injury cases.  It’s a legacy that continues to define Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro.   Bob would coach the younger attorneys. “You make sacrifices for the sake of the team. Sometimes you play a leading role and other times lend support. Sports taught me to be supportive of my teammates. You always have to do what’s best for the client.” Read more….

Jeffrey Kimmel

For senior partner Jeffrey Kimmel, the determination to fight for justice first emerged during a visit to the Supreme Court in high school. That life-defining moment set him on his path to the courtroom, where today Jeff is admired as a fierce, tenacious, and keenly intelligent litigator. Read more…

Joseph Bavaro

“I love the challenge of proving people wrong, thinking that we’re ambulance chasers. I’m all about ‘Let me show you how much I can do for you, how much I can care. Let me show you I’m not that. I say it with my actions more than my words.’  Read more…

John Zervopoulos

John Zervopoulos brings a lifetime of fighting for the little guy to his practice. The son of Greek immigrants, John experienced the pain of being the odd kid out as a youngster, and cultivated a desire to stand up to the bullies. Read more…

Carolyn Caccese

The pursuit of justice has been a lifelong passion for Carolyn Caccese. Even as a young child, she knew she wanted to practice law, and would tell that to anyone who asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Early exposure to the law came courtesy of her father, an Assistant District Attorney in Riverhead, Long Island. Read more…

 

Associates

Benjamin Salk

For Benjamin Salk, his practice is a calling reflective of his love of the narrative voice and his upbringing by a family that put a high value on human and civil rights.  While a film student at Emory University, he cultivated his passion for storytelling. Today, as a personal injury and civil rights attorney representing only plaintiffs, Benjamin has translated his talent for a compelling narrative to move juries to rule in favor of his clients. Learn more…

Steve Gokberk

Steve Gokberk knew from the time he was 15 years old that he wanted to be an attorney. A class in American Civil Law taught by a great teacher sparked his interest and inspired him to join his high school mock trial team. “The cases we were studying all related to torts and personal injury and the idea of helping people to right wrongs resonated with me right from the start, and from that moment I directed all my future studies toward law.”  Learn more…

Joe Donnelly

Joe Donnelly was the first person in his family to become an attorney.  He credits his parents with giving him the traits that have made him a zealous advocate in the courtroom. His mother, a nurse in Far Rockaway, instilled compassion for those who are hurt and suffering misfortune.  His father, a network television journalist, nurtured a talent for writing and storytelling.  Learn more…