Robert A. Rovner
Senator Robert A. Rovner has enjoyed his role as Senior Partner in the Law Firm of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash, where he has a general practice specializing in Civil Litigation, as well as being a talented Criminal Attorney, Domestic Attorney and Lawyer, Social Security Disability Attorney, Worker’s Compensation Attorney, and etc. His office is located at 175 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, Pennnsylvania 19053, not far from Northeast Philadelphia.
In 1970, Rovner was elected the youngest State Senator in Pennsylvania history. He was elected as Delegate to the Presidential National Conventions in 1972, 1976 and 1988.
After serving as President of all his classes at Temple University Law School and Temple Undergraduate School, Rovner was devoted to the community by serving as State Senator and Assistant District Attorney under Arlen Specter. He was called a hardworking and effective State Senator, and recognized as a civic leader and a man with a strong involvement in local charities. He serves as Southeast Pennsylvania’s Regional Campaign Chair for Israel Bonds. Rovner also ran as a candidate to the U.S. Senate in 2000.
Rovner has two grown sons: Steven, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Miami School of Law and now works in his law firm; and, Danny, who graduated from Temple University School of Law, and is a partner at the Post & Post law firm.
Rovner currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Temple University. He has served as the President of The Northeast High School Alumni Association and was recently appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2006 to the Pennsylvania Fund for Clients Security.
Bruce S. Allen
Bruce S. Allen Juris Doctor degree (May 1976) from Delaware Law School of Widener University; Bachelor of Science degree (May 1973) from Philadelphia University (Senior Class President); Chairman and President of CompuScan Technologies, Inc. (1993-1999); Founder and Chairman of CompuScan Marketing, Inc. (1989-1999 and President 1989-1992); Officer and Director of RealTIME Media, Inc. (1994-1999); Partner in Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Nash, Feasterville, PA (1979-Present). Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and before the United States Supreme Court.
Howard P. Rovner
NE High School l972 Graduated Temple University l976 – BBA-Business Administration – Major in Business Law and Industrial Relations Delaware Law School of Widener University January l980 – Juris Doctor.
Worked as an International Organizer for Hotel, Restaurant and Bartenders Union (l976-l979) while attending law school in the evenings. Previously worked as a waiter, busboy, cashier-department store, fast food counter services, sold programs at Atlantic City Ice Capades, boardwalk Arcade. Served as Temple University School of Business Administration, Secretary and later President of Business School College Council and served as a Student Senator while attending Temple University.
Current Democratic Candidate for PA State Senate 12th District (Part of Montgomery and Bucks County) 2002
Married (l977) Sharon (nee: Jacobs) and has three (3) children: Seth (l982), Brent (l984) and Heather (l987).
Community Activities: President Cardozo Lodge 400 (l987-l988&l996-l997); National Treasurer Brith Sholom l988-l990; Brith Sholom National Vice-President l990-1996; Executive Vice-President National Brith Sholom Society l996-1998; President National Brith Sholom 1998-2000; Vice-President Shaare Shamayin-Beth Judah; President NE High School Alumni Association (2001-2003); Member Philadelphia Boosters Club; Board of Directors Cardozo Lodge Federal Credit Union; Coach of Baseball and Basketball for Huntingdon Valley. Guest Host Radio Show – Senator Bob Rovner talks to the Stars- 1540 AM; Guest on several radio shows on WNWR and WBCB, discussing workers’ compensation, family law and politics.
Brith Sholom Activities–Chairman various Committees including trip to Washington, D.C. — White house, Holocaust Museum-Washington; Raoul Wallenberg Show at Walnut Street Theater, Ad Book Chairman 90th Anniversary; Convention Chairman, and many more.
Cardozo: Charity Dinner honoring Senator Joseph Biden; Anniversary Ball; Programming, Ways and Means, Installation, Membership, political meetings.
Awards: Union League of Philadelphia Good Citizenship Award; l993 Man Of The Year Cardozo Lodge, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
Practice of Law since l980 with main office at l75 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA. Admitted to Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 1980, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1982. Represent clients in many areas of law, with primary practice in Workers’ Compensation, in which I represent injured workers in work-related accidents, and Domestic Relations or Family Law, including divorce, support, custody, and adoptions. I enjoy helping people and always try to negotiate the best and highest resolution for my client, in all areas of my practice.
Hobbies: Tennis; bicycle riding, walking, movies, theater, basketball (76ers) and spending time with my family.
Jeffrey I. Zimmerman
The firm’s senior litigation partner, Jeffrey I. Zimmerman, is a 1979 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law and a graduate of the American Trial Lawyers Association National College of Advocacy. A native Philadelphian, he graduated Central High School in 1972 and received his undergraduate degree in sociology from LaSalle University in 1976, where he was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Society. He has concentrated his practice in personal injury litigation for over thirty years, with special expertise in major injury and death claims, slip/trip and fall cases, nursing home negligence, work site and institutional sexual abuse cases. He has successfully represented thousands of injured persons for their accidents, gaining total recoveries in excess of $25,000,000.
Mr. Zimmerman enjoys a close and warm relationship with many of Philadelphia’s ethnic communities, including the Hispanic community, and works with Spanish, Hebrew, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Polish,French, Albanian and Arabic speaking assistants.
Mr. Zimmerman brings to his practice a sensitivity for the human element of injury losses.
He is active in several charities and is a Mason. He volunteers his time for public speaking engagements to educate the community on their legal rights. He is a published writer and a play write and has written numerous professional and literary works.
Mr. Zimmerman’s philosophy on the practice of law is summed up by saying, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right”
Eric S. Nash
B.A. Penn State University
J.D. Syracuse University College of Law, 1989
Member of Pennsylvania Bar since 1989
Partner Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Nash
Eric Nash has concentrated his practice of law in the area of workers’ compensation for more than 11 years. His legal experience also includes domestic relations, personal injury and bankruptcy.
Jeffrey Allen Sigman
Temple University (BA) 1983; Temple University School of Law (JD) 1986. Admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 1986 and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1989. Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Practice in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury and criminal defense.Jeff resides in Bucks County.
Joseph S. Lukomski
Josephs S. Lukomski was born and raised in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, graduating from Haddon Heights High School in 1969. He earned his undergraduate degree (B.A. English) in 1973 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and his law degree from Temple University in 1978. He served a one-year judicial clerkship in the Superior Court of New Jersey clerking for The Honorable Nathan Staller and The Honorable James O’Neill, in Cape May County. Mr. Lukomski then practiced law with a mid-sized law firm in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, where he became a member of the Tennessee bar (1981) and practiced law there from 1981 to 1988. He and his family returned to Pennsylvania in 1988, and he has practiced law in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey since that time. Mr. Lukomski concentrates his practice in general civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury law, including automobile accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, products liability, and commercial matters. In his spare time, Mr. Lukomski enjoys spending time with his seven grandchildren, coaching softball and baseball, and following the Philadelphia sports teams.
Cheryl B. Wolf
LaSalle University (BA) 1983;
American University-Washington College of Law (JD) 1986.
Member American Bar Association. Admitted to practice by: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania-1986; Supreme Court of New Jersey-1987; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania-1988; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey-1987. Practice in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, landlord-tenant, contract and business litigation.
Steven L. Rovner
Born in Philadelphia and a graduate of Lower Moreland High School (1985), The University of Pennsylvania (1989) and The University of Miami School of Law (1992), Steven has developed a notable reputation in Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions as a tough and determined litigator of personal injury type cases. He is regularly in the courtroom fighting for the rights of his injured clients; often doing battle against well known insurance companies. With experience as a lawyer for over 19 years, he has won and collected verdicts and settlements for his clients in excess of $20,000,000. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, The Fox News Channel, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.
Steven is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. He is licensed and admitted by The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, The Supreme Court of New Jersey, The Supreme Court of Florida, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and The United States District Court for New Jersey. Professionally, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), the Florida Bar Association (FBA) and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association).
Steven and his firm regularly practice in the areas of: Civil litigation, personal injury, employment law, social security disability, real estate, landlord tenant matters, criminal defense, domestic/family matters, criminal defense, medical malpractice, products liability, corporate, and general law. Steven is active in local politics in his home town of Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania where he resides with his wife Elaine and three children.
Ms. Scolnick received her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in 1997 and her B.A. in elementary education from Rider University (College) in 1975.
She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the New Jersey Bar specializing in Family Law. Ms. Scolnick is the proud mother of Jonathan, a 2000 University of Illinois graduate currently living and working in Manhattan, NY area, and Sean, a college student studying music in New York.
Neil P. Greenberg
Neil Greenberg joined our firm in February 2004. He was previously associated with a center city firm for 25 years. Neil is a graduate of La Salle College and the Widener University School of Law. His practice includes various areas of litigation with emphasis on personal injury. Neil is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including State and Federal Courts, as well as the Third Circuit Ct of Appeals. He has been specially admitted to practice in the Delaware State and Federal Courts for various cases. During his 31 years of practice, Neil had the opportunity to lecture on trial tactics at Widener University on behalf of the late Honorable Melvin Levy. Neil has also been appointed to serve as a special mediator for the Philadelphia Ct. of Common Pleas and has served as a settlement master. Neil is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is limited to attorneys who have achieved verdicts or settlements in excess of one million dollars. He has recovered sums in excess of one million dollars in Delaware State and Federal Courts, N.J. State Court, and Pennsylvania State Court.
Anthony W. Ziccardi
Anthony W. Ziccardi was born and raised in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of St. Pius X High School (1985), Villanova University (B.A. 1989) and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 1996). Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ziccardi worked as an independent claims adjuster for approximately six (6) years, conducting investigations for local law firms and insurance companies. Mr. Ziccardi was admitted to the bar in 1996, Pennsylvania; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ziccardi concentrates his practice in Complex Personal Injury Litigation, Professional Malpractice (Legal and Medical), Product Liability, Slips and Falls, Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Liquor Liability, Equine Accidents and Subrogation. Mr. Ziccardi is a member of the following organizations: the Philadelphia Bar Association; the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; the Pennsylvania Bar Association; National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP); the Sons of Italy; St. Francis Cabrino Men’s Club and is a member and founder of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Thomas M. Cooley Alumni Association.
Jeffrey D. Schmidt
Jeff Schmidt is a Philadelphia native all the way to his core. He was born and raised in the Northeast part of the city and graduated from George Washington High School in 1994. Following high school, he went to Temple University, earning a degree in Accounting and Business Administration in 1998.
After working in the accounting industry for two years, Jeff pursued his life-long dream to become an attorney and graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law with a Juris Doctorate and the Fox School of Business with a Masters in Business Administration in 2003. It was during his law school years that Jeff wrote and had articles published in the International and Comparative Law Review Journal and worked as a law clerk at the Law Offices of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Nash.
Jeff joined the law firm of Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Nash as an associate in 2003.
Jeff handles a wide variety of personal injury matters, which include motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, dram shop liability, construction site accidents, trucking accidents, products liability, nursing home malpractice, business transactions, small business litigation, contract drafting and litigation, wills, real estate, and ethical defense. He concentrates his practice in handling complex cases involving all types of injuries, including major, life-changing and catastrophic injuries and takes pride in his hard work and the successful outcomes which he achieves for all of his clients.
Jeff currently lives in Elkins Park with his wife of 7 years. He has diverse interests, which include being a sports fan, running several fantasy football leagues, fitness and traveling, being an avid reader and going to the movies.
James E. Hockenberry
James E. Hockenberry is a native of Centre County (Bellefonte), Pennsylvania. He graduated from Bellefonte High School in 1995 and earned his B.A. in Economics from Penn State University in 1998. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hockenberry worked as a stockbroker for a national financial services firm. He graduatd from Temple University Law School in 2003. Mr. Hockenberry is admitted to practice in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as admitted in all three federal district courts in Pennsylvania. Mr. Hockenberry concentrates his practice in medical malpractice and other personal injury civil litigation, including premises liability and vehicular accidents. He is married to Kristin Hockenberry (nee Wallace), and they have three children, Mackenzie, James, and Nicholas. They reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Breandan Q. Nemec
Breandan Q. Nemec is a life long Bucks County resident. Mr. Nemec attended the Lawrenceville School, received a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, and attended Widener University School of Law. Mr. Nemec is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and specializes in personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents and premises liability cases, landlord-tenant and property tax matters. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bucks County Bar Association. Mr. Nemec is an avid golfer and long distance runner.
Irwin L. Lifrak, M.D., J.D
Irwin L. Lifrak, has practiced medicine for more than 25 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Lifrak is a graduate of Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, and is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In over a decade of practicing law, Dr. Lifrak has been involved in litigating complex medical malpractice cases, including cases involving surgical errors and traumatic birth injuries, as well as catastrophic personal injury cases.