Personal Injury Attorney
Steven Benvenisti, Esq. is a Partner at the Law Firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. He is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. As an attorney, he represents personal injury victims from car accidents, falls, and the negligence of others. He is also an advocate for drunk driving victims and people living with brain, spine, and other injuries. “When I was in my early 20s, I was seriously injured when a drunk driver crashed into me as a pedestrian. I sustained a brain injury, along with both of my legs being badly broken. After hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and rehabilitation, I was blessed with a 100% full recovery. I then went to law school and was driven to become an attorney who represents accident and personal injury victims. My personal injury experience before becoming an attorney has provided me with a powerful perspective in truly understanding what my clients and their families are going through and how to best win their cases.”
Steven graduated with High Honors from The College of New Jersey and earned his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1993. He has been licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Federal Court for over twenty (20) years.
Steven’s Court and trial successes have been published in New Jersey’s leading Jury Verdict Reporter.
Approximately twenty (20) times per year, Steven serves as an international keynote and motivational speaker at Medical & Legal Conferences and schools. He has authored multiple periodicals and taught at conferences on topics including: Understanding New Jersey Accident Law, Understanding Drunk Diving Laws” and “Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury and other Serious Injuries.” Steven also authored his book, Spring Break: A True Story of Hope and Determination, about his personal experience as an accident victim and providing tools to injured victims, their families, and medical providers in helping them deal with the challenges that follow being seriously injured. 100% of the proceeds for Steven’s book sales and speaking honorariums are donated to charities.
Steven Benvenisti is the current President of the Board of Trustees of “The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.” In this capacity, he works with professionals, dedicated staff, a board, volunteers, and community partners in providing service to over 10,000 New Jersey residents each year.
Steven currently serves on the New Jersey Advisory Board of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and previously served on MADD’s National Board of Directors.
Steven is also on the Board of Directors of Helen Hayes Hospital and the Kessler Foundation Consumer Advisory Board.
Honors & Awards
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Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey
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The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
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Super Lawyers, Personal Injury (2010-2017)
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Citizen of the Year Award
Business Man of the Year Award
Lawyer Achievement Award
Brain Injury Association Leadership Award
NJ Citizen Police Academy Award
Community Education Award
The Policing Bureau Award
END DWI Law Enforcement Recognition Award
NJ Traffic Officers Paul St. Mauro Award
Brain Injury Association of NJ Annual Mimi Goldman Award
Volunteer Excellence Award
EMS Excellence Award
Hackensack Medical Center’s Trauma Prevention & Education Award
Humanitarian Award, The College of New Jersey, 2007
ASIS Security Leadership Award, 2007
N.Jersey Police Crime Prevention Appreciation Award, 2007
N. Jersey Police Crime Prevention Appreciation Award, 2007
Brain Injury Association Silvio O. Conte Award for Public Awareness and Education, 2007
NJ State & General Assembly Commendation, 2007
Volunteer Center of Bergen County Award, 2007
Volunteer Excellence Award, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, 2006
Business Man of the Year, Teaneck, New Jersey, 2006
Executive Proclamation by Governor Jon S. Corzine, 2006
United States Senate Proclamation by Senator Robert Menendez, 2006
Congratulatory Citation by United States Senator Frank Lautenberg, 2006
U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, 2006
State of New Jersey Joint Senate-General Assembly Legislative Resolution, 2006
Mimi Goldman Award for Positive Achievement, Brain Injury Assoc. of New Jersey, 2005
Policing Bureau Award, Teaneck New Jersey, 2005
Recognition Award, END D.W.I., 2005
EMS Excellence Award, Hackensack Medical Center, 2004
Commitment to Trauma Prevention Award, Hackensack Medical Center, 2004
Paul St. Mauro Award, Police Traffic Association, 2004
Community Police Borough Award, Teaneck, New Jersey, 2004
Community Police Award, Police Association, 2004
University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1993, Juris Doctorate
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, 1990
Bachelor of Science
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude (with High Honors)
Multiple published works on Understanding New Jersey Auto Insurance
Spring Break: A True Story of Hope and Determination
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (the Alliance), President, Present
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, National Board of Directors, 2012 – Present
Mothers Against Drunk Driving- New Jersey, Advisory Council, 2007 – Present
Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, Board of Trustees, 2003 – Present
New Jersey, Rehabilitation Specialists Advisory Board, Board of Trustees, 2000 – 2006
New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, 1994 – Present
American Association for Justice, National Member, 1994 – Present
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Clerk to Superior Court Judge, 1993 – 1994