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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 achieved 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. 

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Emily L. Raisis

Associate

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Linda L. Malkin

Associate

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Patrick C. Wenk

Associate

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Evan M. Brown

Associate

Workers' Compensation Lawyer. Former captain of Delaware State Police

Thomas J. Roman
Partner (Retired)

Lawrance Spiller Kimmel
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 numerous multimillion dollar settlements.

 

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, raising the minimum bodily injury limits in Delaware, 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 past 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 various charities, 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.

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Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

  • Past President & Current Governing Board: Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA)

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Legislative Committee 

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

  • Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA)

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)

  • Workers’ Injury Law Group (WILG)

  • Former Chair: Blue-Gold Basketball Board of Trustees

  • Jewish Federation of Delaware Ben-Gurion Society

  • Chair: Kimmel-Spiller Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

Education

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

Bar Licenses

Delaware | Pennsylvania | New Jersey

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

U.S. Court: District of New Jersey

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

The Young Lawyers Distinguished Service Award, DE State Bar Assoc.

U.S. News: The Best Lawyers in America® (2018-2024)

Delaware Super Lawyers, (2017-2023)

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” (2015-2023)

Delaware Business Times DBT40 List, (2015)

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

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2012-2016)

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William R. Peltz

PRESIDENT

William R. Peltz is the current President and a named 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, and construction accidents.

 

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 35 years of experience assisting Delaware injury victims 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.

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Rating from Martindale-Hubbel
U.S. News: The Best Lawyers in America® (2018-2024) 

Delaware Super Lawyers, (2022-2023)

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” (2015-2022) 

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

Education

University of Delaware, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals: Third Circuit

U.S. Federal Courts

William Peltz
Jonathan B. O'Neill

PARTNER

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.

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Honors & Awards

Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

U.S. News: The Best Lawyers in America® (2018-2024)

Delaware Super Lawyers, (2017-2023)

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” (2014-2016), (2018-2023)

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2012-2015)

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. (2012-2015)

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

  • Past President: Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

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

Jonathan O'Neill
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Sean P. Gambogi

PARTNER

Sean P. Gambogi is a partner in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. 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.

Awards

U.S. News: The Best Lawyers in America® (2024)

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2020-2023) 

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” (2022-2023)
 

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

 

Education

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

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware
U.S. Court: District of Delaware

Sean P. Gambogi
Brian S. Legum
Brian S. Legum

PARTNER

Brian S. Legum is a partner in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. His practice is focused primarily on car accidents, wrongful deathworkers' compensation, and products liability .

 

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 fully bilingual support staff. 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.

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Awards

U.S. News: Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ (2024)

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” (2023

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2020-2022)

Del Hispano Magazine "Best Injury Lawyer" (2016, 2018, 2020, 2023)

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

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

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

Education

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

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware | Pennsylvania | New Jersey 

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Education

Wake Forest University, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

Bar Licenses

Delaware | New Jersey

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

Michael J. Hendee

ASSOCIATE

Michael Hendee is an associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. His practice is focused primarily in personal injury, and workers' compensation.

 

Mr. Hendee was born and raised in New Jersey and 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 Juris Doctor 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.

Awards

U.S. News: Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ (2024)

 

Professional Associations

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court

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Jennifer D. Donnelly

ASSOCIATE

Jennifer D. Donnelly is an associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Jennifer focuses 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.

Awards

U.S. News: Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ (2024)

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” (2023)

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2020-2023)

 

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court

  • Board Member, Kids' Chance of Delaware

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Education

University of Delaware, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

U.S. Court: District of Delaware

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Emily Laursen Raisis

ASSOCIATE

A graduate of Catholic University and Widener School of Law, Emily L. Raisis, is now a senior associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. 

 

Praised by the firm’s leadership for her superior research skills, legal writing and her strong rapport with clients, Mrs. Raisis worked as a law clerk with Kimmel Carter 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. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AHA) and the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA).

 

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

Awards

U.S. News: Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ (2024)

Delaware Today “Top Lawyers,” (2023)

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2022-2023

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

  • Workers’ Injury Law Advocacy Group

 

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

 

Linda L. Malkin

ASSOCIATE

Linda Malkin is an associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A., concentrating her practice on motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, products liability, nursing home neglect, and work-related accidents

 

Linda worked for Kimmel Carter full time while earning her Juris Doctor at Delaware Law School.  After admission to practice law in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, Linda served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Family Law department for the Delaware Attorney General’s office. She returned to Kimmel Carter gaining extensive knowledge of personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation.    

 

Linda advocates for her clients to ensure they are rightfully compensated and receive all their entitled benefits through alternative dispute resolution and litigation.

Awards

U.S. News: Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ (2024)

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

 

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Education

Penn State University, B.A.
Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware | Pennsylvania

 

Linda L. Malkin
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Amanda K. Dobies

ASSOCIATE

Amanda Dobies is an associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Mrs. Dobies has just under a decade of personal injury experience, focusing her practice on motor vehicle accidents and work-related accidents. Amanda is a lifelong Delawarean, obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and law degree from Delaware Law School, where she graduated Cum Laude.

 

Amanda is committed to representing individuals and families whose lives have been impacted as the result of an injury. Amanda previously worked as staff counsel for one of the country’s top insurance companies, representing insureds through the litigation process. This insider’s perspective gives Amanda an upper hand when representing clients.

Awards

U.S. News: Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ (2024)

Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (2023

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

 

Education

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

 

Bar Licenses

Delaware

 

Amanda K. Dobies
Patrick C. Wenk

ASSOCIATE

Patrick Wenk is an associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Mr. Wenk obtained his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College. Upon graduation, Patrick served his community as a Delaware State Trooper for 20 years. During his tenure with law enforcement, he became an authority in the Delaware traffic laws. Driving Under the Influence laws inspired him to attend Widener Law School at night while working full time as a uniformed trooper.

Patrick was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 2014, and continued to serve his community as a Delaware State Trooper. Patrick's legal acumen was used in its real life application to train police, attorneys, and judges.

Patrick used his knowledge of the law to develop instrumental policies and procedures for DUI investigations and Motor Vehicle Collisions within the Delaware State Police.

During his career, he progressed through the rank within the Delaware State Police, retiring as a Lieutenant. He is honored to pursue his passion of plaintiff law as an attorney at Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill.

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Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delaware State Bar Association

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

 

Education

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

Bar Licenses

Delaware

Patrick C. Wenk
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Evan M. Brown

ASSOCIATE

Evan Brown is the newest associate attorney in the Newark office of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill, focusing his practice on motor vehicle accidents and work-related accidents. Evan was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College. Evan was a collegiate athlete on the wrestling team and a member of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisor Committee.

Evan worked part-time as a law clerk at Kimmel Carter while earning his Juris Doctor from Delaware Law School where he was a member of the Student Bar Association, Transactional Law Honor Society, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and the Winner of the 2022 Annual ADR Negotiation Competition.

We are happy to have Evan on our team to pursue his passion of helping injured individuals as an attorney at Kimmel Carter.

Education

Washington & Jefferson College, B.A.

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.

Bar Licenses

Delaware

Evan M. Brown
Delaware Top Attorney. Million Dollar advocate for Delaware State Police. Former captain of Delaware State Polie.
Thomas J. Roman

PARTNER (RETIRED)

Thomas J. Roman is a retired partner of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O'Neill, P.A. Mr. Roman’s practice was focused on general and civil trial practice, insurancepersonal injury plaintiffs, workers’ 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 who continued to represent injured police officers and other first responders up until his retirement. He is actively involved in Delaware’s law enforcement community through his activities with Delaware Crime Stoppers and the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Foundation.

Ameica's top attorney. Personal Injury and workers' compensation attorney. America's top-voted lawyer.
Edward B. Carter, Jr.

PARTNER (RETIRED)

Edward Carter, Jr. has over 40 years of legal experience, and is a retired senior partner of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz and O'Neill, P.A. Mr. Carter focused on general and civil trial practice, insurance, negligence, federal practice, workers’ compensationconstruction accidents, and products liability. 

 

As an experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney in Delaware, Mr. Carter 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 maintains active involvement in the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) receiving the WILG Michael J. Rucka Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022. 

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In Loving Memory 
1940-2018

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' compensationproducts 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.

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