This year, the law firm of Renda & Voynick, personal injury attorneys, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Cedar Grove. Andy Renda, a former resident of Cedar Grove who now lives in Roseland, and Jack Voynick, a resident of Upper Montclair, formed their partnership in 1986. They met in high school at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark where they played basketball together. After law school, they worked for separate law firms defending major insurance companies and Fortune 500 companies, which gave them invaluable knowledge as to how personal injury cases are evaluated and defended by the other side. It also instilled their desire to represent the "Davids" against the corporate Goliaths of the world. "Representing the 'little guy' is extremely satisfying," Renda said.
Renda and Voynick has achieved numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients, including a $5 million settlement, a $3 million recovery, a $2.85 million settlement, a $1.84 million recovery and a $1.5 million jury verdict. The pair tried a wrongful death case together in May in which they obtained a jury verdict of $593,750 on behalf of the estate of a young man who was killed in an automobile accident.
"At a big firm, your case gets handed off to a paralegal or associate." Voynick said. "At our firm, your case will be handled by a certified civil trial attorney with 30 years of experience."
Both attorneys have been included on the list of personal injury "Super Lawyers" for six consecutive years since the list's inception in 2005 in New Jersey Monthly magazine, the selection criteria having been set forth at www.superlawyers.com.
Each attorney has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney for more than 25 years. Additionally, Renda and Voynick are members of the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), of which Voynick is an officer. Renda is a trustee of the Essex County Bar Association of which Voynick is a former trustee. Voynick was named the 2010 Civil Trial Attorney of the Year in Essex County. Renda is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for achieving a trial verdict in excess of $1 million.
In addition to his many professional associations, Voynick volunteers his time and serves as vice-chair of Wynona's House, a center that serves abused children in Essex County. He has been involved with the organization for many years.
Renda has also volunteered his time to various community and civic organizations. He recently served as the honorary-chairman of the West Essex Foundation for Education golf outing which raised money to enhance educational programs in the West Essex Regional School District.
Renda and Voynick welcome any inquiries or questions in the area of personal injury. Initial consultations always are free. There is no fee without recovery.
*The New Jersey Supreme Court has neither reviewed nor approved this article.