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Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP

Centre Square, West Tower, 1500 Market Street, Suite 4100, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Transportation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Property and Casualty
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Coverage Issues
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Subrogation

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About Us

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is a partnership of experienced defense counsel committed to providing our clients with the highest level of representation and service. Our practice concentrates exclusively on the defense of insurance carriers, insureds and self-insured entities. This singular focus ensures that our clients benefit from the experience of attorneys who are well-versed in the issues and highly experienced in their fields of professional interest.

Our firm was established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1985. As we gained success for our clients, they urged us to expand and we currently offer representation and services throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware and Florida. The combination of our trial attorneys, diverse practice areas, multi-jurisdictional offices, professional support staff and state-of-the-art technology provide our clients with a comprehensive package of legal services designed to meet their most challenging legal needs.

We present a diverse group of clients including Fortune 500 companies, self-insured entities, small to mid-sized businesses, third party administrators, public entities and individuals. We regularly represent our clients in multi-district, complex and class action litigation, appellate advocacy, trials, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution proceedings throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware and Florida. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and have an excellent record of obtaining the results our clients deserve.

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Additional Locations

  • Miami, Florida
  • The Waterford at Blue Lagoon
  • 1000 N.W. 57th Court, Suite 300
  • Miami, Florida 33126
    • Telephone: 305-774-9966
    • Fax: 305-774-7743
  • Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • 2070 Springdale Road, Suite 400
  • Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
    • Telephone: 856-616-0700
    • Fax: 856-616-0776
  • Hicksville, New York
  • 17 West John Street, Suite 200
  • Hicksville, New York 11801
    • Telephone: 516-939-9200
    • Fax: 516-939-9201
  • New York, New York
  • 39 Broadway, Suite 950
  • New York, New York 10006
    • Telephone: 212-968-8300
    • Fax: 212-968-9840
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2605 Nicholson Road
  • Building V, Suite 5100
  • Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143
    • Telephone: 412-928-0502
    • Fax: 412-928-0506
  • Wilmington, Delaware
  • 919 North Market Street, Suite 200
  • Wilmington, Delaware 19801
    • Telephone: 302-655-2181
    • Fax: 302-655-2182
  • Tampa, Florida
  • 6921 Pistol Range Road, Suite 101
  • Tampa, Florida 33635
    • Telephone: 813-885-5220
    • Fax: 813-814-2506
  • Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 48 Fourteenth Street, Suite 200
  • Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
    • Telephone: 304-241-2976
    • Fax: 423-218-0284
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • 6100 Greenland Road, Suite 104
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32256
    • Telephone: 904-516-0900
    • Fax: 904-701-0307
  • Towson, Maryland
  • 810 Gleneagles Court, Suite 304
  • Towson, Maryland 21286
    • Telephone: 410-583-8081
    • Fax: 410-821-1608

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Academy Bus Services
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
  • Forever 21 Retail, Inc.
  • Giant Food Stores, LLC
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • Martz Bus Lines
  • National Food Processors Association
  • Pep Boys, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Jay E. Mintzer

Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Complex Litigation
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
Memberships:
  • American, Philadelphia and Camden Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S., 1978
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1981
  • Temple University, LL.M., 1986

Born: 1957


Lawrence S. Sarowitz

Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Common Carrier
  • Product Liability
  • Self-Insured
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Law
  • Complex Litigation
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • New York, 1979
  • New Jersey, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Camden Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Baruch College, B.A., 1973
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1978

Born: 1951


James N. Zeris

Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Civil Rights
  • Professional Negligence
  • Medical Negligence
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991
Memberships:
  • New York State and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Pennsylvania Defense Research Institute
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • C. Newport College, College of William and Mary, B.S.B.A., 1981
  • Temple University, J.D., 1984

Born: 1958


Stephen Ledva, Jr.

Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Employer Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Memberships:
  • American (Litigation Section), Pennsylvania (Workers' Compensation Section), New Jersey State and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Dayton, B.S., 1979
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 1984

Born: 1957


Addison J. Meyers

Miami, FL
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Environmental Law
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 1978
  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of the Virgin Islands
  • U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
Memberships:
  • Federal, American, Pennsylvania and Dade County Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 1992-1994)
  • Florida Bar Ethics Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1973
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1978

Born: 1951

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