Meet Our Team
Kimmel & Silverman employs a team of nine tenacious consumer attorneys licensed in 16 states. Together with a support staff of more than 30 paralegals, legal assistants, clerks, and administrators, Kimmel & Silverman remains the most experienced, most successful consumer warranty law firm in the nation.
Craig Thor Kimmel
Craig is one of the most experienced and respected consumer attorneys in the United States. Along with his partner, Robert M. Silverman, he has been called a pioneer in consumer protection and cost-free legal representation. Since 1989, he has devoted his practice solely to consumer claims, primarily Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA) and Automobile Warranty “Lemon Law” claims. In 1997, he served as legal consultant to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and continues to consult with the Consumer Affairs Committee. He is credited with creating the only two amendments to the Pennsylvania Lemon Law and authoring the first Computer Lemon Law bill in the United States, which also served as a model for Illinois, Connecticut, and California. Mr. Kimmel has made appearances on national television discussing his cases and consumer law issues and has given interviews to newspapers, magazines and radio programs. Within the profession, Mr. Kimmel has been a keynote speaker for legal education seminars and has shared his experiences with community groups nationwide.
Mr. Kimmel does not represent businesses or business interests. He instead has chosen to represent individuals and has done so many thousands of times. He has also served as class counsel in cases that have pushed for product improvements and changes in how business responds to customers. He has successfully argued for clients at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on matters having a national impact, that continue to be cited as authority.
In 1986, Mr. Kimmel earned his Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Ursinus College and in 1989 a Juris Doctor Degree from Widener University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts State Courts, as well as several Federal Courts across the United States. He is active in the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association. Mr. Kimmel is a member in good standing of the American Bar Association.
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York
Federal Court Admissions:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Western District of New York United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Northern District of Florida.
Robert M. Silverman
Robert is highly regarded throughout the legal community for his continuing efforts in helping consumers with their breach of warranty claims. Mr. Silverman has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and in other newspaper stories across New Jersey and Pennsylvania as an expert in warranty litigation.
Mr. Silverman has worked hard for consumer rights, trying his cases in the Federal and State Courts in which he practices. He has also successfully briefed and argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Silverman earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law. He is an attorney in good standing and has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Mr. Silverman is an active member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association. He is a member in good standing with the American Bar Association.
Amy L. Bennecoff Ginsburg
Amy is a graduate of Drexel University, holding dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and International Area Studies. Following graduation from college, she earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law. Since law school she has practiced in various areas of civil litigation including real estate, commercial, personal injury, and bankruptcy. Her current practice area involves representing consumers in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act, Truth in Lending, Lemon Law, breach of warranty, and consumer fraud cases, as well as representing consumers in debt defense cases and foreclosures. She has been interviewed on various talk shows and news programs on consumer issues. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, Wyoming, and California. In addition she is admitted to practice before the District Courts of New Jersey; Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee; District of Colorado; Eastern, Southern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas; Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California; Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; Northern District of Ohio; Eastern District of Michigan; Maryland; Northern District of Florida; and before the United States Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She has also been admitted to practice Pro Hac Vice before the United States District Courts of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Western District of New York, Middle District of Alabama, Eastern District of Kentucky, Western District of Virginia, Western District of Kentucky, Northern District of New York, and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Angela K. Troccoli
Angela K. Troccoli, Senior Associate, joined the Firm in 2006. Angela concentrates her practice on representing consumers for claims involving Lemon Law, Breach of Warranty, Consumer Fraud as well as representing individuals who are harassed by creditors and debt collectors with an emphasis on the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
Prior to joining Kimmel & Silverman, P.C., Angela practiced in many different areas of civil litigation including real estate, domestic relations, trusts and estates, probate, breach of contract and personal injury.
From 1996 to 1999, Angela was a member of the New England Trial Advocacy Team, interned at the New Center for Legal Advocacy representing indigent clients as well as interned at the Office of the Attorney General in Providence, Rhode Island.
Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut
Federal Court Admissions:
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
She is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court.
New Hampshire Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Hartford County Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer Advocates
2014 Connecticut Rising Stars
2013 Connecticut Rising Stars
2012 Connecticut Rising Stars
2011 Connecticut Rising Stars
2010 Connecticut Rising Stars
New England Super Lawyers 2013, Consumer Law
Super Lawyers selection information: Connecticut Selection Details
Quoted in article for the NY Times, Six Degrees of Anger of an Automaker, August 7, 2010
W. Christopher Componovo
Mr. Componovo is a 1990 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned his varsity monogram in Track and Field. Thereafter he graduated from the Widener University School of Law in 1993, cum laude. While at Widener Mr. Componovo was a charter member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society and a frequent contributor to the Law Forum.
He is currently admitted to practice law in the States of Delaware and Maryland and before the Federal District Courts in both Delaware and Maryland. He is also admitted to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Chris is a past President of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and a past chair of the Workers' Compensation section of the Delaware State Bar Association. He has successfully briefed and argued cases before the Delaware Supreme Court and has argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Chris has also been voted Best Consumer Lawyer for 2016 by the Delaware Today magazine
He brings many years of trial experience to the firm, having tried dozens of cases ranging from motor vehicle accidents to civil assault.
Joseph C. Hoeffel
Jake Hoeffel is an associate at our law firm. Jake graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2012. Jake focuses his practice at Kimmel & Silverman on consumer protection claims. Jake is currently licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the Northern District of Ohio, the District of Colorado, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Western District of Oklahoma.
Richard J. Albanese
Richard focuses his practice at Kimmel & Silverman on consumer protection claims. Prior to joining Kimmel & Silverman, Richard practiced employment litigation, mainly representing employees who had been wrongfully terminated. He obtained both his law degree and a degree in Philosophy from Temple University. He has acted as lead counsel in both jury and non-jury trials. Richard has practiced extensively before both the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Jacob U. Ginsburg
Jake handles cases in a variety of practice areas within the umbrella of consumer protection. Those practice areas include: consumer credit litigation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act; insurance bad faith, unfair and deceptive trade practices; and securities litigation. Mr. Ginsburg brings with him experience at both large and small boutique law firms. Jake is a graduate of Temple Law School where he served as articles editor for the International and Comparative Law Journal and received an award for outstanding oral argument in Temple's nationally recognized trial advocacy program. Jake is licensed to practice law in state and federal court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan.
James W. Oliver
James is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.