Piasecki & Whitelaw is a nine attorney firm with considerable experience in a broad range of practices areas including Business and Employment, Personal Injury Litigation, Mediation, Municipal Law, Real Estate & Land Use, Wills & Estates and Workers Compensation. The firm represents builders, business entities, developers, individuals, insurance carriers, public entities, self-insureds and third part administrators.
Our attorneys collaborate regularly across practice areas to get different perspectives. They discuss the applicable law and use legal expertise and various strategies to achieve the best result. As a matter of routine, attorneys will gather to discuss liability, exposure and values. Our clients benefit from years of experience across different disciplines that shape an action plan for success.
Piasecki & Whitelaw has its roots in a partnership that began in the early 1980’s. Psak & Parker was formed by George L. Psak and John R. Parker with a focus on personal injury defense, workers compensation, collections, creditors bankruptcy, and a small general practice that included some residential real estate and wills. By 1984, James B. Graziano, Chris E. Piasecki and Donald B. Whitelaw were all associates in the firm. By 1990, all three associates became partners in the firm. However, it was not until 1997, when John R. Parker left to pursue a solo personal injury defense practice that the firm name changed to Psak, Graziano, Piasecki & Whitelaw. By that time, Mark J. Simko and Jean E. Coelho were associates in the firm. In December of 2005, with a desire to refocus and expand the practice areas, James B. Graziano, Chris E. Piasecki and Donald B. Whitelaw formed Graziano, Piasecki & Whitelaw, accompanied by longtime associates, Mark J. Simko and Jean E. Coelho. George Psak went on to become a Workers Compensation Judge. The current practice structure and focus of Piasecki & Whitelaw was built during the Graziano, Piasecki & Whitelaw years. The firm name changed in November of 2018 when James B. Graziano announced that he was stepping down in order to accept an appointment as Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control. All of us at Piasecki & Whitelaw have had the benefit of varied experience and quality mentorship from those who preceded us. We believe it has positioned us to continue a tradition of being client focused and results driven.
Piasecki & Whitelaw, LLC utilizes state of the art technology including computerized research and sophisticated calendaring, docketing and case management software to facilitate the prompt delivery of quality, cost effective legal services. We maintain full and complete paperless files for every matter allowing for immediate access to documents and correspondence. Our attorneys have unfettered access to the full resources of the firm at all times. We emphasize responsiveness to client needs and expectations. Our attorneys are committed to providing knowledgeable professional legal representation on a timely basis.