Our Team of Personal Injury Lawyers
At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., we understand that no amount of monetary compensation can ease the physical suffering from catastrophic and severe personal injuries after an accident nor can it ease the grief experienced from losing a loved one. But we are committed to ensuring that the negligent parties are held responsible and you recover amounts to cover your pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost wages.
All of the personal injury cases that we accept are on a contingency fee basis. This means our New Jersey personal injury attorneys only receive payment if we are successful in recovering compensation for you. This makes hiring an attorney affordable to those who cannot pay hourly attorney’s fees or retainers.
We are available to meet with you about your personal injury case in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex or Union County.
Attorney Eric J. Aretsky is an accomplished and skilled personal injury trial lawyer. With a well-respected reputation in the legal community, Mr. Aretsky is a compassionate yet aggressive litigator who has helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes in their cases. Eric J. Aretsky has been recognized for his accomplishments as a New Jersey lawyer, by various independent legal organizations including (201) Magazine.
Attorney Dolores Aretsky is a seasoned and skilled personal injury trial lawyer. With a well-respected reputation in the legal community, Mrs. Aretsky is a compassionate yet aggressive litigator who has helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes in their cases. Dolores Aretsky has been recognized for her accomplishments as a New Jersey lawyer, by being asked to appear on various television stations including TV News 12 New Jersey, CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, Fox News, WWOR News and WB11 News.
Natalie has been practicing law since her admission to the bar in 2003. She has significant experience in legal research, brief writing, motion practice, court room litigation, and appellate practice.
Natalie is skilled in negotiation and mediation and is an experienced litigator with 12 years of experience in (complex legal )research, including not only (divorce) law, but workers compensation and real estate law.
Natalie was awarded with the The Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Society Seton Hall University School of Law Excellence in Achievement Award in October of 2015.
Jonathan Mincis has been practicing law in New Jersey for over twenty-three years and has served as a Public Defender for the city of Hackensack and in the capacity of a Public Defender in the Paramus Municipal Court.
Elizabeth Vengen focuses her practice in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law
With a focus on settlement, Ms. Vengen has devoted the past ten years of her law practice to guiding clients through the often difficult process of dissolving their marriages or resolving post-divorce issues, whether through settlement or litigation, in a friendly and caring environment.
Ms. Vengen was admitted to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey after earning her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barnard College, Columbia University and her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, where she clerked for Justice William A. Davis of the New York Supreme Court.
She began her legal career in Montclair, New Jersey practicing insurance defense litigation. After taking time off to raise her children, she returned to the practice of law as a sole practitioner, focusing primarily on the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements in both contested and uncontested divorces, successfully resolving issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution.
Ms. Vengen is a member of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a Pro Bono volunteer attorney for Legal Services of New Jersey.
Marcia K. Werner has been practicing law in New Jersey for over 35 years. A native New Yorker who initially worked in the publishing industry, she moved to Bergen County, New Jersey, in the early 1970s. Ms. Werner graduated from Rutgers Law School in 1977 with Honors.
She was admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey in 1977. Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1986 , Ms. Werner argued on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood when it wanted to admit women to membership but was denied the right to do so by Kiwanis International. She was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1986 and filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in Board of Directors of Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte – the case which did allow women to become members of hitherto all-male civic organizations.
Throughout her career, Ms. Werner has concentrated her general practice in the areas of family law, employment law, guardianship, and whatever interesting, unusual, or challenging civil matters happened to come along. After honing her skills as an Associate in a small Hackensack law firm, Ms. Werner formed a partnership in 1981 known as Newman & Baer. In 1985, Newman & Baer merged with Hirsch & Simpson, Esqs. to become Hirsch, Newman Simpson & Baer. In 1993, Ms. Werner opened her solo practice in Oradell, New Jersey. She is a litigator in the trial and appellate courts, a trained mediator, and a member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey.
Ms. Werner served a term as River Edge Zoning Board Attorney and has written panel reports and read bar exams for the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character and the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners.
Ms. Werner served as President of the Bergen County Bar Foundation, as Vice-President of Women Lawyers in Bergen, and as a Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association. She has served twice on the Supreme Court District Ethics Committee and has also served on the Supreme Court District Fee Arbitration Committee. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bergen County Board of Legal Services and received the 1989 Bergen County Legal Services Award. She was also recipient of the 1995 Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey Award and the Bergen County Bar Foundation Lawyer Achievement Award.
Additionally, Ms. Werner has served on or chaired numerous Bergen County Bar Association committees, including the Professionalism in the Law Committee, the Diversity in the Profession Committee, the Emergency Professional Assistance Committee, the Family Law Committee, and the Judicial Appointments and Selection Committee, among others. She currently serves as Chair of a Bergen County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel.
Through these valuable experiences, Marcia K. Werner has developed a solid knowledge of the law, the court system, her fellow attorneys, and the needs of her clients.
Natalee Picillo is a highly experienced New Jersey divorce and family law attorney.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Mathematics from the University of Scranton in 1983. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1986 and was licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey the same year. Thereafter, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Walter Barisonek, P.J.S.C, who was the Presiding Judge of the Family Part at that time with the Union County Superior Court, Elizabeth, NJ. Over the past 30+ years, Natalee has gained extensive experience in Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, and Insurance Defense Litigation.
She represents divorce and family law clients in connection with complex Divorce litigation and settlement negotiations, Custody battles and Domestic Violence hearings. She also has experience drafting and negotiating prenuptial agreements and shared parenting arrangements. She is a Court Approved divorce & family law mediator. The training also includes a Certification in Collaborative Divorces. Natalee’s goal with regard to Divorce & Family Law cases is to minimize the emotional and financial tension of litigation and the court process by advocating for a fair and equitable settlement agreement, while at the same time always being ready to litigate aggressively on her client's behalf should it be necessary.
Consumer bankruptcy for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy is another area of law where she help clients clean the slate and start new with their financial circumstances. With bankruptcy, she can help ease the tension of the clients' financial worries and they can start building their credit again.
Over the years, on her personal time, she has enjoyed working with special needs children which she has done since she was 16 years old. Having a brother who is Down Syndrome and Autistic has taught Natalee a lot about the needs of special children and their families both emotionally and now legally. Her other hobbies include skiing, biking and camping.
Her professional memberships include the New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law section, and the Somerset County Bar Association.