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Dennis Shlionsky is Counsel with the firm’s Accidents/Personal Injury Practice Group, where he dedicates his practice exclusively to litigating personal injury cases of every kind and complexity, including automobile and trucking accidents, slip-and-fall and premises liability, broker malpractice, construction disputes, incidents involving public entities, and other catastrophic personal injury cases. Throughout his career, Dennis has recovered more than $20 million against insurers and corporations that refuse to fairly compensate families affected by life-altering circumstances.

Dennis recognizes the wisdom of a speedy resolution but does not hesitate to take disputes to trial when the situation warrants. He takes pride in his caring and empathetic approach to serving his clients by building trusted and familial relationships and working diligently to help them obtain compensation for injuries that occurred through no fault of their own. With extensive experience helping people navigate the legal system, Dennis is responsive to his clients, ensuring he is available to answer questions, provide regular updates on the progress of the case, and offer guidance and support throughout every step of the litigation from initial intake through treatment and resolution.

With years of personal injury experience and access to the resources needed to help his clients maximize the value of their claims, Dennis understands how important a successful case is to injured clients and their families. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® in 2023 and 2024 in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category and has also been listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2019-2024. Dennis was included in the ALM’s 2022 Northeast Top Verdicts & Settlements list for his work on a motor vehicle settlement in Bergen County.

Born, raised and educated in New Jersey, Dennis has practiced law in every county in the state. Dennis began his career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Margaret Goodzeit in the General Equity Part of the New Jersey Superior Court for Warren, Somerset, and Hunterdon Counties. He is also a former court-appointed mediator, having resolved 96% of the scenarios of which he has assisted.

Having lost his mother to lymphoma as a teenager, Dennis volunteers actively for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He has been recognized by the Eric Neisser Public Interest Program for contributing to several pro bono ventures, and he has provided pro bono bankruptcy and other assistance to New Jersey and Minnesota’s underrepresented poor and low-income communities through the Morris Stern Bankruptcy Project and Justice Foundation’s Criminal Expungement Clinic.

Dennis is a proud husband and father to his son and daughter. In his spare time, he appreciates coffee, bad puns, reading, and spending time with his family.

Honors & Accolades

  • ALM/Law.com, Northeast Top Verdicts & Settlement List, 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, 2023-2024
  • New Jersey Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers®, 2019-2024

Representative Matters

$1.30 million global recovery for driver injured in a trucking accident in Passaic County

Assisted with recovery of $1.25 million following an accident with an New Jersey Transit bus in Essex County

$950,000 settlement at mediation for injuries from automobile collision on Long Beach Island, NJ

$905,000 settlement co-counsel at trial for disc herniations from collision in Middlesex County

$850,000 settlement at mediation for neck injury from slip on berry in Bergen County supermarket

$750,000 settlement against driver and disclaiming fast-food chain for collision in New York

$650,000 settlement as co-counsel at trial for back injury from trucking collision in Middlesex County

$615,000 settlement as co-counsel at trial for aggravated back injury from collision Morris County

$600,000 settlement for a Morris County woman who was injured in a Thanksgiving Day accident, when she collided with a dump truck driven by Hernando Restrepo of NYC Stone.

$575,000 settlement for aggravated lower back injury sustained on the Turnpike in Hudson County

$462,5000 recovery for fall of children’s equipment at Gym in Bergen County

$425,000 settlement for disc herniations from crash with no visible property damage in Essex County

$375,000 recovery for neck and back herniations from red/green light collision in Middlesex County

$340,000 recovery for fall down at a construction site in Bergen County

$325,000 recovery for a car accident in a supermarket’s parking lot in Essex County

$325,000 for broken pinky finger from auto accident in Bergen County

$300,000 recovery for automobile collision in Passaic County

$290,000 recovery for leg fracture from motorcycle collision in Morris County

$275,000 recovery for trip on pile of shoes at department store in Passaic County

$250,000 settlement for lower back injuries from automobile collision in Morris County

$250,000 settlement for neck and back injuries from an automobile collision in Hudson County

$250,000 settlement in collision case following declaratory action against several disclaiming insurers

$250,000 recovery for ankle injuries from collision in Morris County

$230,000 settlement at mediation in tenant’s fall down case against insurer and its broker for malpractice

$225,000 settlement for lower back injury from rear end in Pennsylvania

$201,000 settlement for lower back injury from a collision in Middlesex County

$200,000 settlement representing policy limits for collision in Hudson County

$200,000 settlement for neck herniations from collision in Essex County

$200,000 settlement for neck and shoulder injuries from collision in Essex County

$190,000 settlement for neck herniations from a low impact collision in Middlesex County

$177,000 settlement for neck and back herniations from a collision in Essex County

$175,000 settlement at mediation for eyebrow injury in j-walking collision case in Morris County

$150,000 settlement for trip and fall on unattended cart in an Essex County supermarket

$125,000 settlement for neck herniations from a residential ceiling collapse in Essex County

$130,000 verdict at trial as co-counsel for reinjured disc herniations in low impact collision

$125,000 settlement for emotional distress injuries from trucking accident in Morris County

$125,000 settlement for parking lot collision in Morris County

$125,000 recovery for low impact collision with no visible damage in Bergen County

$110,000 for hamstring injury from slip on icy sidewalk in Bergen County

$100,000 for leg and arm injuries from stole vehicle collision in Essex County

$100,000 settlement for leg injury from pedestrian j-walking scenario in Essex County

$100,000 settlement for automobile collision with no visible property damage in Lando Lakes, Florida

$100,000 settlement for red/green light automobile collision in Hudson County

$100,000 settlement for a neck herniation from an automobile collision in Passaic County

$100,000 settlement for ankle injury at construction site in Passaic County

$100,000 settlement for low back herniations from automobile collision in Morris County

$99,500 settlement for low back herniation from automobile collision in Hudson County

$100,000 settlement for neck and back herniations from automobile collision in Essex County

$90,000 settlement for toddler’s broken finger at nursery

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Committee Member, Montclair State University

Community Involvement

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Morris Stern Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation

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