KIMMEL & SILVERMAN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Kimmel & Silverman employs a team of eleven 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 the most experienced, most successful consumer warranty law firm in the nation. In this section, you can read about each lemon lawyer and their individual experiences and accomplishments.
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 when asked with the Consumer Affairs Committee. 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 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. Business Card
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 and Northern District of Florida as well as, the 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. Business Card
Alfred J. Tumolo III obtained his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden N.J. in 2006 after being one of the first B.A. graduates of Rutgers Universitys Camden Honors College. Mr. Tumolo currently focuses on diligently representing clients in matters of consumer advocacy, lemon law, warranty claims, and unfair trade practices. Prior to joining Kimmel & Silverman, Mr. Tumolo operated his law office in New Jersey as a solo practitioner where he specialized in matters of personal bankruptcy, commercial bankruptcy, debt collection, municipal court, and Landlord - Tenant litigation. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the federal districts of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Business Card
Angela K. Troccoli: Ms. Troccoli 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, interned at the New Center for Legal Advocacy, representing indigent clients as well as 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 and United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Professional Memberships: New Hampshire Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the Hartford County Bar Association.
Recognition: New England Rising Stars 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013, Consumer Law
New England Super Lawyers 2013, Consumer Law
Super Lawyers Selection Information: Connecticut Selection Details
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 and the District of Columbia. Business Card
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, 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 Worker’s Compensation.
Robert A. Rapkin, Senior Associate, honorably
discharged from U.S.A.F. as a turbo/prop airplane mechanic, a graduate of Western
Connecticut State University, and a first-round participant in the 1985 NCAA Division
III football Champions. 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.
W. Christopher Componovo, 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. He is currently admitted to practice law in the State of Delaware, the Delaware District Court, the Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals in the State of Maryland, 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 brings many years of trial experience to the firm having tried dozens of cases ranging from motor vehicle accidents to civil assault. Chris has also argued successfully before the Delaware Supreme Court.
Zachary S. Kappel received his B.A. in Communications from the Vanderbilt University and his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to becoming an associate, Mr. Kappel worked on consumer rights issues with the firm for two years; assisting in trial preparations, drafting fraud complaints, briefs and motions. A member of both the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association, Mr. Kappel is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.