Lemon Law Attorney Bios
The Lemon Law Attorneys of Kimmel & Silverman
Kimmel & Silverman employs a team of tenacious Lemon Law lawyers who collectively have over a century of litigation experience.
Together with three in-house, ASE-certified automotive experts and a support staff of more than 30 paralegals, legal assistants, clerks, and administrators, Kimmel & Silverman remains one of the most experienced, most successful consumer warranty law firms in the nation.
In this section, you can read about each Lemon Lawyer and their individual experiences and accomplishments.
Craig Thor Kimmel » Business vCard
Craig Thor Kimmel is one of the most experienced and respected consumer attorneys in the United States. Along with his partner, Robert M. Silverman, he has been called a pioneer in consumer protection and cost-free legal representation.
Beginning in 1989, he has devoted his practice solely to consumer claims, primarily Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA) and Automobile Warranty "Lemon Law" claims. In 1997, he served as legal consultant to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and continues to consult with the Consumer Affairs Committee when asked.
He is credited with being responsible for the only two amendments to the Pennsylvania Lemon Law and authoring the first Computer Lemon Law bill in the United States, which also served as a model for Illinois, Connecticut, and California.
Mr. Kimmel has made repeat appearances on national television discussing his cases and consumer law issues, and has given interviews to newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. Within the profession, Mr. Kimmel has been a keynote speaker for legal education seminars and has shared his experiences with community groups nationwide.
Mr. Kimmel does not represent businesses or business interests. He instead has chosen to represent individuals and has done so many thousands of times. He has also served as class counsel in cases that have pushed for product improvements and changes in how business responds to customers. He has successfully argued for clients at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on matters having a national impact that continue to be cited as authority.
In 1986, Mr. Kimmel earned his Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Ursinus College and, in 1989, a Juris Doctor Degree from Widener University School of Law.
He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts State Courts, as well as several Federal Courts across the United States. He is active in the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association. Mr. Kimmel is a member in good standing of the American Bar Association.
Robert M. Silverman » Business vCard
Robert M. Silverman is highly regarded throughout the legal community and the automotive industry for his continuing efforts in helping consumers with their Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty claims.
Mr. Silverman has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and in other newspaper stories across New Jersey and Pennsylvania as an expert in warranty litigation.
Mr. Silverman has worked hard for consumer rights, trying his cases in the Federal and State Courts in which he practices. He has also successfully briefed and argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Silverman earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law.
He is an attorney in good standing and has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Mr. Silverman is an active member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association. He is a member in good standing with the American Bar Association.
Amy Bennecoff » Business vCard
Amy Bennecoff is a graduate of Drexel University, holding dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and International Area Studies. Following graduation from college, she earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law.
Since law school, she has practiced in various areas of civil litigation including real estate, commercial, personal injury, and foreclosures. Her current practice area involves representing consumers in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act, Truth in Lending, Lemon Law, Breach of Warranty, and Consumer Fraud cases, as well as representing consumers in debt defense cases, bankruptcy, and foreclosures.
She has been interviewed on various talk shows and news programs on consumer issues. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, Wyoming, and California.
In addition she is admitted to practice before the District Courts of New Jersey; Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee; District of Colorado; Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas; Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; Northern District of Ohio; Eastern Districts of Michigan; Maryland; Northern District of Florida; and before the United States Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
She has also been admitted to practice Pro Hac Vice before the United States District Courts of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Western District of New York, Middle District of Alabama, Eastern District of Kentucky, Western District of Virginia, Western District of Kentucky, Northern District of New York, and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Angela K. Troccoli » Business vCard
Angela K. Troccoli, Senior Associate, joined the Firm in 2006. Angela concentrates her practice representing consumers for claims involving Lemon Law, Breach of Warranty, and Consumer Fraud as well as representing individuals who are harassed by creditors and debt collectors with an emphasis on the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
Prior to joining Kimmel & Silverman, P.C., she practiced in many different areas of civil litigation including real estate, domestic relations, trusts and estates, probate, breach of contract, and personal injury.
From 1996 to 1999, she was a member of the New England Trial Advocacy Team. She interned at the New Center for Legal Advocacy, representing indigent clients, and also interned at the Office of the Attorney General in Providence, Rhode Island.
Education: J.D., 2000. Bar Admissions: Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Federal Court Admissions: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Professional Memberships: New Hampshire Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the Hartford County Bar Association.
Recognition: New England Rising Stars 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Consumer Law; New England Super Lawyers 2013, Consumer Law.
Super Lawyers Selection Information: Connecticut Selection Details.
Publications: Quoted in article for the NY Times, Six Degrees of Anger of an Automaker, August 7, 2010.
Chad P. Doman Business vCard
Chad P. Doman attended Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2008. After graduating from Penn State, he attended Duquesne University School of Law, graduating in 2011.
He has represented Plaintiffs in varying types of civil litigation, including personal injury and products liability cases. He also has experience in Section 1983 civil rights litigation, as well as experience in practicing criminal law and e-discovery.
He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Jacqueline C. Herritt » Business vCard
Jacqueline C. Herritt, Managing Attorney, has successfully handled over 15,000 Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty cases throughout her sixteen-year career at Kimmel & Silverman. Ms. Herritt graduated from Temple University and attended Temple University School of Law.
One of the Country's most prominent women consumer attorneys, she has been featured in numerous television and newspaper features on consumer issues. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia and Ohio.
Jason L. Greshes » Business vCard
Jason L. Greshes received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 1990 and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
He has practiced in diversified areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation, and criminal law, including complex products liability, personal injury matters, real estate, and taxicab financing and regulation.
Mr. Greshes also includes substantial experience in complex criminal cases. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. In addition to those state courts, he is admitted to practice before the District Courts of New Jersey, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Southern District of New York.
He has also practiced before the Social Security Administration, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation Bureaus, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and the New Jersey Department of Labor Division of Workers' Compensation.
Rachel M. Mall » Business vCard
Rachel Mall, an associate of the Firm, received her law degree from Widener University School of law. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Temple University and a Certificate in Biomedical Health Science from Drexel University College of Medicine. Rachel is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to joining the Firm, she practiced in various areas including intellectual property, personal injury and medical malpractice. Ms. Mall is also a volunteer for Philly VIP where she helps to provide civil legal services to low income individuals.
Robert A. Rapkin » Business vCard
Robert A. Rapkin, Senior Associate, was honorably discharged from U.S.A.F. as a turbo/prop airplane mechanic and is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University, as well as a first-round participant in the 1985 NCAA Division III Football Championship.
While attending the University of Bridgeport School of Law, Mr. Rapkin received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellent achievement in the study of legal ethics.
Upon graduation from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, Mr. Rapkin's legal career has spanned over 22 years and includes civil and criminal litigation, in addition to successfully handling more that 5,000 Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty claims throughout his 12-year career with Kimmel & Silverman.
He has been featured in numerous television and radio appearances on consumer issues, such as News 10, CN8, and the Big Talker 1210AM. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and licensed to practice in both State and Federal Courts.
Shannon R. Harkins » Business vCard
Shannon Harkins attended the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 2009. After IUP, she attended law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law, graduating in 2014.
She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to those states she is admitted to practice before the District Courts of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
W. Christopher Componovo » Business vCard
Mr. Componovo is a 1990 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned his varsity monogram in Track and Field. Thereafter he graduated from the Widener University School of Law in 1993, cum laude. While at Widener Mr. Componovo was a charter member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society and a frequent contributor to the Law Forum.
He is currently admitted to practice law in the States of Delaware and Maryland and before the Federal District Courts in both Delaware and Maryland. He is also admitted to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Chris is a past President of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and a past chair of the Workers' Compensation section of the Delaware State Bar Association. He has successfully briefed and argued cases before the Delaware Supreme Court and has argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Chris has also been voted Best Consumer Lawyer for 2016 by the Delaware Today magazine
He brings many years of trial experience to the firm, having tried dozens of cases ranging from motor vehicle accidents to civil assault.