Slowinski Atkins LLP – The right Attorneys for your case!
The strategic thinking and innovative analysis that our attorneys bring to each case provide unique opportunities for resolving disputes. And when a case must proceed to trial our attorneys have the skill and experience needed to prevail in the courtroom. At Slowinski Atkins, LLP, an experienced attorney will handle your case on a daily basis but under a model of cost containment and predictability.
Of course, choosing an attorney is an important decision that should never be based solely on cost. For more than 80 years, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ has served as an invaluable resource for identifying the most highly regarded law firms in America. Only those firms that have achieved the prestigious “AV” rating – the top ranking in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory®–qualify for this distinction. This is fewer than 5% of all law firms in the United States and we take pride in our listing in the area of Civil Trial Practice.
Sally H. Atkins
Sally graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and Villanova University School of Law. At Villanova she served as a member of the Moot Court Board.
Sally is admitted to practice before the Bar of the State of New Jersey Bar, the Bar of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
ANGELO A. CUONZO
Angelo graduated from Columbia University in New York City with cum laude honors and Columbia University School of Law.
Angelo is admitted to practice before the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the Bar of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Kurt E. McCue
Kurt graduated from Seton Hall University, Summa Cum Laude in 1978. He obtained his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1981. At Seton Hall Law School he was a staff member of the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau.
Kurt is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York State, the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Bar of the District of Columbia, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Western District of New York, and the Northern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
James has practiced environmental law in New Jersey since 1998 and has worked on many notable redevelopment projects including Westmont Station, the mixed-use transit-oriented redevelopment of the former Curtiss-Wright manufacturing plant in Wood-Ridge, NJ. He has also been involved in the defense of several high-profile environmental cases including Ciba-Geigy in Toms River and Heterene Chemical in Paterson against concurrent USEPA, USDOJ, and NJDEP civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement proceedings. James has extensive experience in perchloroethylene (PCE) remediations at dry cleaner sites, environmental forensics, and the use of scientific evidence to prove causation in Spill Act cost recovery actions.
In addition to environmental law, James is a thought-leader and has practiced in the field of renewable energy for over a decade. He works with leading renewable energy and Cleantech entrepreneurs, start-ups and multinationals on advanced energy storage systems and microgrids, bio-refineries that convert municipal solid waste to green gasoline, and battery electric trucks and vehicles. He has extensive experience in applying for NYSERDA, USDOE, USDOT, NJEDA and other sources of public funding for renewable energy manufacturing plants and projects. He also works with corporations and universities on climate change and sustainability issues. James has advised clients on solar photovoltaic projects and related power purchase agreements and the sale of renewable energy credits (RECs). He originated and co-moderates the New Jersey State Bar Association’s annual Renewable Energy, Clean Tech & Climate Change Conference.
James served as Assistant Counsel of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) from 1994-1998, where he advised the Commissioners, General Counsel, and senior staff of the operating units on compliance with the federal Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. While at NYC DEP, James drafted several sewer use regulations, the New York City Dry Cleaner air regulation, and served as one of NYC DEP’s representatives on the New York State Department of Conservation’s (NYSDEC) industrial process source / air toxics rulemaking advisory panel.
Following law school, James was the Law Clerk to the Hon. James E. Yacos, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Hampshire.
James is a Commissioner and former Chairperson of the Montclair Environmental Commission, a former trustee of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), and is a member of the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition’s Electric Vehicle Working Group. He is the author of the Sustainable Montclair Planning Guide, the Township of Montclair Tree Preservation ordinance, and is a coach with the Montclair Lacrosse Club.
James graduated from Queens College and the New York University Real Estate Institute. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School where he was the Recipient of the Penzick Memorial Prize in Administrative Law.
James is admitted to practice before the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the Bar of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Bar of the State of Massachusetts.
Matthew S. Slowinski
Matt graduated from the University of Richmond in three years with honors and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1986. During his first two years at Richmond he was on the varsity swimming and water polo teams.
Matt is admitted to practice before the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the District of Columbia Bar, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.