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The strongest team is by your side.

 

Our team of attorneys is set apart by a purpose ­– to fight for you. Together we’ve won hundreds of victories, while working tirelessly to help those who need it most. The hard-earned positions at Kimmel Carter require more than expertise, they demand a passion for justice. 

Top Attorney in Delaware for car accidents and workers' compensation

Lawrance Spiller Kimmel
Managing Partner

Persoal Injury attorney
Workers' Compensation Lawyer. Former captain of Delaware State Police

William R. Peltz
President

America's Top Attorney for personal injury and workers' compensation
Delaware's Top Spanish Speaking Lawyer. Delaware Top Attorney

Brian S. Legum
Associate

DelawareTop attorney. Specializing in Workers' Compensation and Car accidents

Emily P. Laursen

Associate

Blue Gold founder. Delaware's Morton Richard Kimmel. Advocate for multiple charites.
Lawrance Spiller Kimmel

MANAGING PARTNER

An AV Preeminent peer-rated attorney and Kimmel Carter’s managing partner, Larry Kimmel is highly regarded by his peers, opposing counsel, and clients alike. Through his passion, his in-depth knowledge of the law and his persuasive abilities, Mr. Kimmel has amassed an impressive record of settlements and verdicts for motor vehicle accident victims, injured workers, and victims of nursing home neglect, including several multimillion dollar settlements.

 

With Mr. Kimmel as your attorney, you will have an advocate who is a leader in his field, with a deep knowledge of personal injury and workers’ compensation law. As a past president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and a former chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, he played a key role in passing Delaware’s new underinsured motorist laws, along with other laws that protect the rights of personal injury plaintiffs and workers’ compensation claimants in the First State.

 

Mr. Kimmel is passionate about serving Delawareans both through his legal work and through community service. As chair of the Blue-Gold Basketball Board of Trustees, he goes above and beyond to ensure that the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Basketball Games are successful fundraisers for the Best Buddies Delaware organization, while also providing unique educational opportunities for the student athletes involved. Mr. Kimmel is also a founding member and a former co-chair of the Jewish Federation of Delaware’s Ben-Gurion Society, which encourages philanthropy among the state’s young Jewish community.

 

Mr. Kimmel and his wife, Kimberly are the proud parents of Juliette, Daniel and Brittany.

Education

Cornell University, B.A.
Temple University, M.B.A.
Temple University, J.D.

Bar Licenses

Delaware

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

U.S. Court: District of New Jersey

Awards

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012, 2013, 2014,           2015, 2016

Delaware Super Lawyers, 2017, 2018, 2019

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Delaware Business Times DBT40 List, 2015

The News Journal and Workplace Dynamics  “Top Leader for Small Business,” 2015

Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2019

Professional Associations

  • Past President and Current Governing Board: Delaware Trial Lawyers Association 

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Legislative Committee

  • Past Chair: Delaware State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section 

  • American Bar Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • Workers’ Injury Law Group

  • Chair: Blue-Gold Basketball Board of Trustees

  • Jewish Federation of Delaware Ben-Gurion Society

  • Kimmel-Spiller Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees

 

 
 
Edward B. Carter Jr.

PARTNER

Edward Carter Jr. has over 40 years of legal experience, with a focus on general and civil trial practice, insurance, negligence, federal practice, workers’ compensationconstruction accidents, and products liability. Mr. Carter is a senior partner and member of the Delaware Bar, working primarily out of the firm’s Newark office.

 

As an experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney in Delaware, Mr. Carter understands your concerns. He takes a personal interest in every case and will work diligently to achieve the best outcome possible for your individual circumstances. He has a proven track record of achieving favorable results for clients injured as a result of an accident or while on the job. Mr. Carter has the resources and skills to negotiate with the big insurance companies on your behalf and will fight for the compensation or settlement you deserve.

Education

Duke University, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

Awards

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Eagle of Justice Award, Delaware State Bar Association

U.S. News: Best Lawyers  

Professional Associations

  • Past Trustee: Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection of Delaware Supreme Court

  • Torts & Insurance Committee, Delaware State Bar Association

  • Member and a Past Chairman: Workers’ Compensation Committee, Delaware State Bar Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Past State Delegate)

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (Many years of service on the Governing Board)

  • Workers’ Injury Law Advocacy Group (Delaware State Delegate and currently serves on the Governing Board)

Thomas J. Roman

PARTNER

Thomas J. Roman is a partner in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Mr. Roman’s practice is focused on general and civil trial practice, insurancepersonal injury plaintiffsworkers’ compensationconstruction accidents, and products liability. Prior to joining the firm, he served 20 years with the Delaware State Police, acting as its legal liaison officer and retiring with the rank of captain. 

 

Licensed to practice law in Delaware for more than 36 years, Mr. Roman is an experienced and skilled attorney. If you were injured due to someone else’s carelessness, Mr. Roman will work diligently to get the just compensation you deserve. Each client is important to him, and he takes the time to understand your concerns. He is dedicated to achieving fair results and will advocate on your behalf until you are made whole again.

 

Mr. Roman continues to represent injured police officers and other first responders, and he is actively involved in Delaware’s law enforcement community through his activities with Delaware Crime Stoppers and the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Foundation.

Education

University of Delaware, B.A.
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

Professional Associations

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Delaware Crime Stoppers Board of Trustees

  • Delaware Police Chiefs’ Foundation Board of Trustees

 
 
William R. Peltz

PRESIDENT

William R. Peltz is the president and a partner in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Mr. Peltz’s legal practice areas include general matters and civil trial litigation, federal practice, personal injury plaintiffs law, insurance, worker's compensation, construction accidents, and products liability.

 

A gifted negotiator and trial lawyer, Mr. Peltz has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Delaware, the U.S. District Court of Delaware and other high courts. He has a strong record of obtaining impressive settlements and verdicts for injured clients, and he is known for his skill in handling particularly complex personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. 

 

Mr. Peltz has more than 30 years of experience assisting Delaware clients in achieving fair compensation for their injuries. He understands the pain and stress that can accompany a car accident or an on-the-job injury, and he is always available to answer any questions that you may have about the legal process.

CONTACT

wpeltz@kimmelcarter.com
(302) 565-6100

Education

University of Delaware, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals: Third Circuit

U.S. Federal Courts

Awards

Distinguished Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” 2015, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

William R. Peltz

PRESIDENT

William R. Peltz is the president and a partner in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Mr. Peltz’s legal practice areas include general matters and civil trial litigation, federal practice, personal injury plaintiffs law, insurance, worker's compensation, construction accidents, and products liability.

 

A gifted negotiator and trial lawyer, Mr. Peltz has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Delaware, the U.S. District Court of Delaware and other high courts. He has a strong record of obtaining impressive settlements and verdicts for injured clients, and he is known for his skill in handling particularly complex personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. 

 

Mr. Peltz has more than 30 years of experience assisting Delaware clients in achieving fair compensation for their injuries. He understands the pain and stress that can accompany a car accident or an on-the-job injury, and he is always available to answer any questions that you may have about the legal process.

Education

University of Delaware, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals: Third Circuit

U.S. Federal Courts

Awards

Distinguished Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” 2015, 2016

Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2019

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

Jonathan B. O'Neill

PARTNER

Education

University of Delaware, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

New Jersey

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

U.S. Court: District of New Jersey

 

Awards

Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Delaware Super Lawyers, 2017, 2018

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Philadelphia Magazine “Top Attorney,” 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2019

 

Professional Associations

  • President: Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

Jonathan B. O’Neill is a partner in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Mr. O'Neill primarily focuses on civil trial practice, motor-vehicle accidents, negligenceworkers’ compensation, and insurance law.

 

As an experienced Delaware attorney, Mr. O'Neill is dedicated to representing people who were seriously injured while on the job or as a result of an accident. Because he understands the devastation and uncertainty that often accompany a serious injury, he takes the time to communicate with his clients. Mr. O'Neill always endeavors to answer any legal questions associated with your injury, and he is available to discuss any concerns. He is committed to achieving the best possible result for his clients and to ensuring their rights are sufficiently protected after an injury.

 

Praised by his peers in the legal community and by his clients, he knows how to negotiate with the big insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, you can rest assured he is fully prepared to take your case to trial.

 
Heather A. Long

PARTNER

Heather A. Long is a partner in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Licensed since 2005, Ms. Long has focused her practice on assisting plaintiffs with workers' compensation, personal injury, motor vehicle accident, nursing home negligencemedical malpractice, and premises liability claims.

 

Ms. Long has a proven track record of attaining favorable results for clients injured as a result of an accident or while on the job, and she will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve. Ms. Long is a former paramedic, experience that gives her an edge when handling your injury claims. She knows what questions to ask your doctors, understands medical jargon and can enter into negotiations armed with the information required to obtain the largest settlement possible for you.

 

With several years of experience practicing personal injury defense, Ms. Long also understands how to negotiate with the insurance companies you are up against. Additionally, Ms. Long is skilled in the courtroom and has experience arguing before a judge and in front of a jury.

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.F.A.
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

New Jersey

Delaware

Pennsylvania

U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

U.S. Court: District of New Jersey

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Virgin Islands Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

 
Sean P. Gambogi

PARTNER

Sean P. Gambogi is a Partner in the firm’s Newark office. His practice is focused primarily in personal injury, nursing home neglect and workers' compensation.

 

Mr. Gambogi is a lifelong Delawarean.  He began working with Kimmel Carter as a file clerk and courier while attending Salesianum High School and the University of Delaware. When he continued on to The Dickinson School of Law, he remained with the firm as a law clerk and also served as an intern with The Honorable William W. Caldwell, United States Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

 

Since his admission to the Delaware Bar in 2010, he has been an Associate Attorney with the firm until 2018 when he was promoted to Partner.  Mr. Gambogi is committed to thoughtfully and effectively representing individuals and families whose lives have been changed as the result of an injury.

Education

University of Delaware, B.A.
The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware
U.S. Court: District of Delaware

Professional Associations

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice Nursing Home Neglect

 

 
Michael J. Hendee

ASSOCIATE

Michael Hendee was born and raised in New Jersey. He attended Wake Forest University, earning his B.A. in 2002. After college, he studied law at the Delaware Law School of Widener University, earning his J.D. in 2008. While in law school, Mike served as a Student Assistant District Attorney with the Delaware County (PA) District Attorney’s Office in 2007 and 2008. Mike was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey in December, 2008 and the Bar of the State of Delaware in February, 2009.

 

After law school, Mike served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Attorney General’s Office from 2008 until 2014. During his time as a Deputy Attorney General, he prosecuted and tried a wide variety of criminal and motor vehicle cases, gaining extensive jury trial experience and appearing in courts throughout New Castle County. From 2014 to 2019, Mike worked for a local civil defense firm where he represented civil defendants and insurance companies, learning how insurance companies evaluate and defend cases. He now uses that experience to fight for his injured clients.

 

Education

                Wake Forest University, B.A.

                Widener University of Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

                Delaware

                New Jersey

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

 

Professional Associations

                Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

                Delaware State Bar Association

                Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court

 
 
Jennifer D. Donnelly

ASSOCIATE

Jennifer D. Donnelly is an attorney with the firm focusing her practice on motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, products liability, and wrongful death cases.  Jennifer previously worked for a nationally-recognized defense firm where she represented insureds and insurance carriers in litigation.  She brings with her trial experience and a unique insiders-perspective from several years of working for and with insurance carriers that gives her an advantage when representing clients.  Jennifer has litigated a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, work accidents, wrongful death and toxic tort cases including asbestos/mesothelioma cases.

 

An experienced trial attorney, Jennifer has the skills and drive to secure favorable results for her clients. As a Delaware native, Jennifer takes pride in effectively serving and advocating for her clients.

 

In addition to her professional experience, Jennifer also volunteers as a Guard ad litem for minors involved in Family Court through Delaware’s Office of Child Advocate.

 

Education

  • University of Delaware, B.A.

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

  • Delaware

  • U.S. Court: District of Delaware

 

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court

 
Brian S. Legum

ASSOCIATE

Brian S. Legum is an associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. His practice is focused primarily on car accidents, wrongful deathworkers' compensation, nursing home negligence, products liability and medical malpractice.

 

Mr. Legum goes above and beyond to get his clients the compensation they deserve. He understands the stress experienced by those who have been injured, whether in a car accident, on private property or on the job. He works to put clients at ease, while maintaining a clear focus on how to build a strong case against those responsible for their injuries. He is a committed advocate and a skilled negotiator.

 

Bilingual in Spanish and English, he works one on one with Spanish-speaking clients from their initial consultation to the closing of their case, alongside his bilingual legal assistant, Iris Torres. Mr. Legum is honored to be able to use his Spanish language skills to ensure that his clients have a deep understanding of their cases, while educating the community at large on their workers’ compensation and personal injury rights.

Education

Columbia University, B.A.
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Delaware

 

Professional Associations

  • Supreme Court of Delaware Commission on Law and Technology

  • American Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York

Emily P. Laursen

ASSOCIATE

A graduate of Catholic University and Widener School of Law, Emily P. Laursen is thrilled to be the newest associate on the Kimmel Carter team.

 

Praised by the firm’s leadership for her superior research skills, her legal writing and her strong rapport with clients, Ms. Laursen worked as a Kimmel Carter law clerk throughout her time at Widener and was promoted to the position of associate following her graduation. She is barred in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court of Delaware and is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association.

 

Ms. Laursen is a lifelong Delawarean, and she is ready to do what it takes to get First State injury victims the compensation they deserve. 

Education

Catholic University of America, B.A.
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

Pennsylvania

New Jersey
U.S. Court: District of Delaware

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

 

 
 
Morton Richard Kimmel

FOUNDING PARTNER

Kimmel Carter’s founding partner Mort Kimmel was a highly accomplished and respected attorney with a successful track record of obtaining positive awards for clients throughout the state of Delaware. Mr. Kimmel's practice was focused primarily on personal injury, workers' compensation

products liability, insurance, and construction lawHe had tried more than 100 cases and had argued before the Delaware Supreme Court and other Courts of Appeals on numerous occasions.

 

Education

Temple University, B.A.
George Washington University Law Center, J.D.


Bar Licenses

Delaware
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. Court: District of Delaware
U.S. Supreme Court

Awards

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

U.S. News and World Report: Best Lawyers list

Delaware Super Lawyers list 


Professional Associations

  • Chairman, President and CEO: First State Police Foundation

  • American Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Judicature Society

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Federation of Insurance Counsel

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Million Dollar Verdicts Club

In Loving Memory

1940-2018