Jason T. Brown is a seasoned attorney who served as a Special Agent and Legal Advisor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Brown is renowned nationwide for his legal acumen and has been bestowed such honors as Top 100 Trial Lawyer from The National Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Attorney Award from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and Top Rated Attorney for Class Actions and Mass Tort. He is rated AV+ preeminent, the highest possible rating by Martindale Hubbell, and has received a perfect 10 out of 10 on AVVO.
He is a methodical and tenacious litigator who has a keen strategic eye and sixth sense for winning complex litigation. Mr. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases against Merck for injuries allegedly caused from one of their products. After many years of hard fought litigation the case settled for $100,000,000.
Righting injustices is a passion of his and he works non-stop litigating on behalf of the injured and aggrieved. During his tenure as Legal Advisor and Special Agent for the FBI he worked closely with the United States Attorney’s Office, and also worked with and provided legal guidance to members of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), United States Secret Service, Immigration & Naturalization Services, Homeland Security and countless other Federal, State, and Local Agencies.
Mr. Brown has briefed top level members of the Executive Branch on matters of national importance and due to his outstanding accomplishments as an investigator and legal advisor he was designated a Lead Agent in the most prominent investigations in the last decade including investigations into 9/11, Anthrax, and the Daniel Pearl kidnapping.
During his academic and work career he has received numerous commendations and accolades for his competency and scholarship in legal matters. He was cleared for a coveted Top Secret Security Clearance and may be cleared to deal with case-specific sophisticated legal matters that require such a clearance.
Mr. Brown has many diversified, robust accomplishments in his career. He was a national debate club champion, former chess and tennis champion, law clerk to a Superior Court Judge, Editor-in-Chief of a law school publication, and recipient of a National Scholarship for a paper authored on the complicated subject matter of Intellectual Property.
Mr. Brown has a formidable record in the legal realm and has many favorable results and verdicts for his clients. He is a tireless worker who will diligently and methodically litigate your case from inception to trial.
Zijian “Coco” Guan, is a hard working litigator who enjoys fighting hard for her clients with aggressive and passionate representation. Ms. Guan primarily works on class and collective actions and mass torts and currently is in charge of the JTB birth control litigation group, which includes: Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Nuvaring, TransVaginal Mesh (TVM), and Mirena.
Ms. Guan graduated magna cum laude from the Master of Laws program at Fordham University School of Law.
In her legal practice, Ms. Guan focuses on class actions, mass torts and employment law matters. A few representative matters include: (1) successful and ongoing representation of Plaintiffs who sustained blood clots (i.e., deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism) as a result of using birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin, Gianvi, Ocella, and Nuvaring; (2) representation of Plaintiffs who sustained spontaneous femur fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw as a result of using Fosamax/Alendronate; (3) successful representation of Plaintiffs who were employed as Customer Service Representatives in a wage and hour class action for unpaid overtime compensation: (3) successful representation of Plaintiff who was discriminated by the former employer based on race.
Ms. Guan is a member of the New York Bar and the American Association for Justice. She is always ready for the battle. Her clients are always her number one priority.
Patrick (Pat) Almonrode has spent years litigating tirelessly to protect his clients’ rights. After a successful career as a visual artist, he attended Fordham University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate with cum laude honors. He later clerked for Barbara S. Jones, a judge of the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Almonrode has experience in general commercial litigation, having worked at two mid-size New York firms. He also has experience in civil rights litigation: immediately before joining the JTB Law Group, he served as a staff attorney at Children’s Rights, where he helped litigate several large class action lawsuits on behalf of abused and neglected foster children. He’s accustomed to fighting – and winning – for seemingly powerless clients, against seemingly overwhelming odds.
Mr. Almonrode is a member of the New York Bar and the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of Colorado. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York County Lawyers Association. At the JTB Law Group, he focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions, and on “whistleblower” lawsuits on behalf of individuals reporting fraud on the government. He approaches all of his cases – big and small – with diligence, care, and a passion for justice.
Nicholas Conlon represents employees in their ongoing battle to secure a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. After graduating from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in June 2012 and volunteering for the New Jersey Attorney General, Mr. Conlon joined JTB Law Group as an Associate in 2014. Thus far Mr. Conlon has litigated countless minimum wage and overtime claims and has obtained fair, hard-fought settlements for his clients. He is currently counsel of record for several nationwide wage-and-hour collective actions and regularly appears in court. But what he still finds most rewarding is listening to clients share their stories. He is waiting to hear yours.
Benjamin Lin is Columbia Law School graduate who is focused on representing plaintiffs in employment matters and whistleblower litigation, also known as qui tam litigation. The employment matters include wage and hour litigation such as FLSA and overtime rights and the qui tam matters address people defrauding the government, as well as SEC and IRS whistleblowers. Diligent and relentless, he works hard to promptly place matters into Court in the best possible light. He also enjoys puppies and long walks.
Alexander Imel is a detail-oriented litigator and is dedicated to using the law to benefit people. Mr. Imel focuses on employment litigation to ensure employees are treated fairly in the workplace. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. While at Columbia, Mr. Imel focused his legal studies on labor and employment. He now applies that knowledge to fight for workers’ rights.
Alan Antonucci, Of-Counsel, has actively practiced law for over 40 years. He has successfully tried many cases and received many accolades during his years of practice. He successfully litigated and appealed matters with the distinguished F. L. Bailey.
He has extensive experience in Commercial & Civil litigation, Criminal defense, Condominium Law, Civil rights, Employment Discrimination and Immigration/Naturalization. He has also successfully litigated matters involving Trademark/Copyright, Unfair Trade practices, Oppression of Minority Shareholders, Labor, Variances, Transactional Business and Real Estate disputes.
He served as an Adjunct Professor at the State University at Montclair lecturing on business law topics. He has represented clients with positive results in a number of unusual high profile cases. For example, he represented a National Language School securing a “not guilty” verdict on a 58 count Federal Indictment after 3 months of trial; successfully defended the CEO of a large corporation in an FTC civil suit and criminal Federal Indictments for Mail and Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud, and other charges; successfully represented the person indicted for alleged participation in an Organized Crime Conspiracy to establish a drug network in New Jersey; defeated a Variance application by a large influential developer for a 60 million dollar project that threatened to block his condo client’s views of NYC; negotiated the resolution of Labor Disputes involving the ILGW, the Teamsters and others.
His open door policy and extensive experience, particularly in Immigration, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Litigation make him a valuable resource for complicated cases in these areas.
Mr. Antonucci is a Member of the New Jersey Bar; Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey; Third Circuit Court of Appeals; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, New Orleans, LA and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Tony Teng is a tireless worker who has dedicated his life and career to fight for people’s rights. Mr. Teng obtained his Masters of Law degree from American University Washington College of Law and he currently heads the JTB Law Group’s international and commercial litigation group.
Mr. Teng has experience in diverse fields of civil litigation including labor and employment, consumer fraud, personal injury, products liability and commercial litigation. He has extensive involvement in complex mass tort pharmaceutical lawsuits and class/collective action lawsuit.
Tony works day and night to make sure that your case is handled with detail and care. In the past Mr. Teng has played an integral role in wage and hour class and collective actions, mass torts and various other simple and complex litigations.
Helen Cheng holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation, a prestigious professional designation for the top tier of financial professionals which takes many years of practicing experience and often four to seven years of independent study to earn. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and an advanced Master of Arts from Duke University in Finance and Economics.
She possesses more than a decade of experience working for major Wall Street financial firms specializing in financial engineering and risk management. Ms. Cheng was Director of Risk Management for a major financial company with a global presence and thousands of employees.
She assists with the formulation of accurate damage models, financial landscaping of parties and assessing other fiscal matters attendant to the litigation.
Sarah Koyanagi is a manager at The JTB Law Group and is involved in the firm’s Infrastructure & Business Development Committees. In addition to her managerial and business developmental role, Sarah has part of her foot in the Mass-tort department where she works on pharmaceutical cases, such as IVC Filter injuries, Xarelto bleeding related injuries, ovarian cancer from talcum powder, and many others.
Sarah is a hard working and passionate firm member who fights for the rights of our clients. Sarah enjoys speaking with people about their cases and works hard to ensure that they have a voice. She shares the firm’s passion for justice and we are glad to have her as part of our JTB Law Group family.
Sarah also enjoys cooking, hiking, ice skating, and snowboarding.
Nichol Bonamassa is a Legal Administrative Assistant and Intake Specialist at the JTB Law Group, LLC. Nichol assists in a wide range of matters at the law firm, including wage and hour disputes and whistle blower litigation. Nichol has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Law from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Previously Nichol worked with a New Jersey prosecutor’s office. She has a passion for Justice and will assist in fighting for your rights.
Angiee Rosario is a Legal Administrative Assistant and Intake Specialist for the JTB Law Group Mass Tort Department, working on matters such as Xarelto, IVC, Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer, and Hernia Mesh . Angiee also assists with other important matters as well and is very client oriented. She graduated from New Jersey City University, with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Pre-Law minor. She is currently continuing her education with the law at the graduate level at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She is organized and motivated in helping people obtain justice.
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