We are one of the premier New York law firms handling vehicle and traffic law matters throughout New York State. As you will read, our staff has worked here a long time as they love what they do and love making people’s legal problems as simple as possible. Our dedicated team of attorneys and staff are 100% focused on vigorously defending motorists who receive summonses for any type of moving or truck violation. So whether it is a speeding ticket in the Catskills, running a red light in Manhattan, or disobeying a stop sign in Southampton, we can help you. It’s no big deal! Read the section below to learn more about some of our team members.
Matthew J. Weiss, Esq
Matthew J. Weiss, Esq. graduated Hofstra Law School in 1984. He was Law Review and won the law school’s prestigious Procedure Award. Upon graduation, he became one of the first Hofstra Law School graduates to work at the New York State Court of Appeals (New York State’s highest court) working on various appellate matters.
Mr. Weiss then worked for two years at Rivkin, Radler, Bayh, Hart & Kremer, a 200-plus attorney law firm, representing various clients, such as municipalities, insurance companies and large corporations, in various litigation matters. He also continued to do substantial appellate work.
In 1991, Mr. Weiss co-founded his private law practice eventually buying out his former partner in 2000. Through the years, Weiss & Associates, PC has successfully resolved 1,000s of traffic tickets and trucking tickets for its clients by way of dismissal or plea bargain. Mr. Weiss has written many articles on vehicle and traffic law, and lectures other lawyers on this subject. His blog “Confessions Of A Traffic Lawyer” regularly discussions various vehicle and traffic law issues.
John Hermanowski, Esq
John Mark Hermanowski attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he earned a B.S. degree in biochemistry, and he attended Brooklyn Law School where he earned his J.D. degree in 2005. Mr. Hermanowski is admitted to the New York State Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
John joined Weiss & Associates, P.C. in 2004 as a legal intern and upon his graduation from law school remained on as a full-time attorney and currently assists in all litigation and transactional work.
Rosemarie Colon-Miles graduated from Columbia University in 1995. While an undergrad, she began working part-time for our predecessor firm, Eman & Weiss, P.C., contacting automobile insurance companies and filing property damage claims on our clients’ behalf. Upon graduation, she obtained a full-time position with our firm as a Legal Assistant and assists the attorney and clients in the personal injury cases and real estate transactions.
In 2000, she was promoted to manager of the office and staff. Presently, she holds the title of Executive Administrator and Senior Legal Assistant for Weiss & Associates, P.C., as she administers the office policy, benefits and human resource issues that arise, assists the attorneys with discovery and preparation of litigation cases, and responds to clients’ inquiries as needed.
Jennifer L. Ortiz loves to help people and always with a smile. She graduated from Berkeley College in 1999 and, then, began working in the legal industry for one of our of-counsel attorneys.
In 2001, she began working for our firm and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in all types of vehicle and traffic law issues. Ms. Ortiz works on all Traffic Violation Bureau matters in the firm including scheduling, coverage and dispositions. Also, if you come visit us, she often is the first to greet you and answer your questions.
Giselle Dragon began working for Weiss & Associates, P.C. in 2003 while completing her studies at Interboro College. She really enjoys helping people and making their legal problems as simple as possible.
Giselle can answer almost any traffic question you pose and seamless integrates our clients into our database. She also works with DMV in Albany to quickly clear license suspensions and obtain driver history information.
Jennifer Singh-Roopnarine started with Weiss & Associates, P.C. as a high school intern for one semester. We loved her so much that we insisted she come back and work full-time. In 2008, when she finished her college studies, she joined our firm as a legal assistant and quickly was promoted to paralegal.
Jennifer naturally loves to help people and has a tremendous work ethic. “Get it done” is her motto. Jennifer is responsible for overseeing traffic cases located in upstate region and most parts of Long Island including helping our traffic attorneys to obtain the best results possible. She fits in well with our company values and culture, as we aim to provide prompt, honest and excellent legal services.
LeAnne joined our law firm in July, 2015, as a paralegal. Her responsibilities include helping prospective clients understand their options and in-boarding clients that retain our services.
She obtained her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts, and is currently finishing up her Bachelors Degree at John Jay College in New York. Her past experience includes auto claims and corporate legal work in Boston. LeAnne adds a personal and individualized touch to every telephone conversation and pleasantly responds to all inquiries.
During her free time she enjoys baking, and volunteering in children activities with the organization ‘New York Cares’.
Contact LeAnne Green
Phone: (212) 683-7373, ext. 7208
Email: lgreen @ 888redlight.com
Jasmine joined our office in October 2013 as a temporary worker and we did not want to let her go! She supports the firm by associating and registering our clients’ NYC TVB traffic tickets with the Court’s online portal so we could receive prompt updates regarding any changes in our clients’ NYC tickets.
Jasmine’s fluency in Spanish and English is an added benefit for our clients. With the influx of telephone inquiries to our law firm, and as we aim to promptly answer tickets once we are retained by motorists, Jasmine with her naturally pleasant and diligent efforts keeps us up-to-date. She also assists callers and our clients by directing them to the best staff member to address their needs.
Contact Jasmine Barreto
Phone: (212) 683-7373, ext. 7206
Email: jbarreto @ 888redlight.com