MEET OUR TEAM
paralegal
 Florence Jacome

Florence has been a paralegal for 46 years and has been with the firm of Mintz & Geftic, LLC, for 27 years. She has worked on all types of cases including personal injury cases, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, products liability, automobile accidents, and complex business disputes.

Florence’s vast experience, as well as her dedication and commitment to helping the firm’s clients, has been instrumental in obtaining million dollar recoveries for our clients. Florence remains committed to helping us fight for justice for our clients each and every day.

She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Florence is a lifelong resident of Elizabeth, where she currently resides with her husband of 48 years. She has raised their five children in Elizabeth and keeps the firm tied to its roots in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Receptionist and Spanish translator
 Nancy Criado

Nancy is the “newest” member of our staff and has been with us for 24 years. As our receptionist and Spanish translator she is almost always the first one to speak with to our clients. Her warmth, out-going personality, coupled with many years of experience, provides a positive first impression for our law firm. Nancy puts our clients at ease and comforts them in their difficult time of need. She is a people person that remembers every client.

Among her many tasks, Nancy deals with insurance company issues for clients with injuries from work accidents, injuries from defective products, medical malpractice, slip and falls, automobile accidents, etc.

Nancy grew up in Newark and Elizabeth and has lived in Hillside for many years with her husband and two boys. Nancy seems to know everyone that comes in the office. As a proud and devoted mother of a child with special needs, Nancy has a sincere deep understanding of the struggles faced by the injured men and women, who put their trust in our firm to handle their lawsuits.

Like our entire staff, she is committed to helping us fight for justice for our clients each and every day. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Manager of Marketing and Finance
 Josh Mintz

Josh started at Mintz & Geftic by playing with the office typewriters as a young child when he would accompany his father to work. However, he officially joined our firm in a professional capacity early in 2016 as our Manager of Marketing and Finance.

After high school Josh ventured out to the desert Southwest, earning a bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University and then residing in the Phoenix area for nearly 20 years. Over his time in the Grand Canyon state, Josh started a family of his own while establishing a successful career in technology and marketing.

Josh and his family moved back to the east coast late in 2015 and the law firm was thrilled to bring him aboard. With Josh’s background and expertise, he has helped establish Mintz & Geftic’s digital presence and will play a major role in continuing the firm’s growth for many years to come.

When he isn’t working, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife Jamie and trying to keep up with their 3-year old son and infant daughter.

Antonio

Bryan is the best lawyer around. Had great experience of being a client. Always kept me informed on what was going on by email or telephone. Very hard worker and dedicated to his cases.

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A.F.

Thank you very much, Jeffrey, for all your efforts in settling my case for more than I imagined. I appreciate that you made it as easy for me as possible.

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Debbie K

Jeffrey Strauss is a professional, compassionate, man of integrity. He far surpassed any preconceived notions I had two previous experiences with the profession. He listens, cares, is honest and will bring you his years of experience as to the best course to follow. He works hard with your best interests at heart. I strongly recommend him. He is a pleasure to deal with and comforting to have him by your side when feeling vulnerable.

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P.B.

After I was struck and injured in a motor vehicle accident, I retained Jeffrey Strauss to represent me. Throughout this difficult time in my life, Jeffrey Strauss was by my side, and always one step ahead, working tirelessly on my behalf. He was dogged in his pursuit of the medical evidence and opinions that eventually secured a large settlement in my case. Mr. Strauss’ life sciences background combined with his legal expertise was not only a powerful force legally, but a great comfort to me as I dealt with my injuries — he explained every finding and step thoroughly, answered and anticipated my questions and concerns, and always responded to my calls quickly and personally. His concern for my welfare was sincere and his hard work enabled me to get on with my life.

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David

Bryan is an exceptional person and a great attorney. He was there for me every step of the way through my lawsuit. He was patient in the process and was able to get a better outcome than expected . He is personable and will take his time to return calls and email. I couldn’t be happier with the result.

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Rick S.

My wife and I have the highest regard for the legal services of attorney, Jeff Strauss. Several years ago, I fell over a pothole, which was covered with rain and snow, and which the township had neglected to repair. I hurt my back and fractured my right femur. Jeff’s team of professionals were able to prove that the pothole was neglected. I received a fair settlement, out of court, for pain and suffering. Jeff earned our confidence the first time we met him. His knowledge of law, as well as medicine, makes him a true expert in his field. His demeanor, professionalism, and extraordinary communication skills made the process a positive one. Jeff is the first person that my family would call, if we need a lawyer in the future.

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D

Jeffrey Strauss is a professional, compassionate, man of integrity. He listens, cares, is honest and will bring you his years of experience to guide you as to the best course of action to follow. He works hard, always with your best interests at heart. Mr. Strauss referred me to a doctor who has been invaluable to my treatment and recovery, as he is very knowledgeable of many in the medical profession. I strongly recommend him. He is a pleasure to deal with and comforting to have by your side when feeling most vulnerable.

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Jay

Bryan has handled litigation matters for my real estate businesses. I have been impressed with his ability to engage in aggressive representation while also seeking creative resolutions to cases. He has provided me with invaluable advice and insight and I highly recommend him.

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Bari Weinberger, Family Attorney

Everyone I have referred to Bryan has always had wonderful things to say about him. I would never hesitate to refer any clients to him as I know they would be in great hands.

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Jonathan Meyers, Employment & Labor Attorney

Bryan is a knowledgeable, hard working, and conscientious litigator, with whom I have been please to work with as co-counsel.

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Nace Naumoski, Insurance Attorney
I have worked with Bryan on a number of matters. He is a diligent, dedicated, and hard-working lawyer with exceptional knowledge of legal issues in his cases.
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Ronald Rosenfarb

I’ve known Bryan for more than 15 years as a friend and a colleague. Bryan is exactly what a client should look for in their advocate. Extremely bright, responsive, and hard working. I highly recommend Bryan Mintz.

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Lex Erwin, Business Attorney

I worked with Bryan on a matter arising in North Carolina. I found him to be professional and knowledgeable on the legal issues. I endorse this lawyer.

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Nathan Schachtman, Supervised lawyer

Mr. Mintz was formerly associated with McCarter & English, where I worked with him for several clients on important issues. His lawyering skills were first rate, and much in demand among the litigation partners at the firm.

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Andrew Smith, Litigation Attorney

I endorse this lawyer.

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Elliott Malone, Litigation Attorney and Opposing Counsel on matter

I’ve worked with Bryan in both opposing and joint situations. I have always been impressed by his professionalism, knowledge, and genuine desire to resolve matters.

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Judy M.

I consulted with the attorneys at Mintz & Geftic after I was injured in a serious accident on the Garden State Parkway. I suffered numerous injuries and a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and the lawyers at Mintz & Geftic made sure I understood everything going on. The case was scheduled for trial on numerous occasions and each time the attorneys spent days and long weekends preparing for trial. They were going to make sure I received a large recovery for the injuries I suffered. The case ultimately settled just before we began the trial. I am so pleased with the result that they obtained for me, and can’t thank them enough for the time and energy they put into my case.

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James G.

Marty has been my lawyer for a long time on numerous cases and they will get results. They are a very experienced firm and anyone who needs an attorney better write the phone number down now.  Even if you don’t need a good attorney, write the number down!  You never know when you will need a good attorney.

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