One of the top Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

RONALD D. INGBER

Managing Partner

Ronald D. Ingber, managing partner of the New York law firm, Siler & Ingber, is an experienced litigator who puts his heart and soul into improving the lives of those who come to Siler & Ingber for legal representation. With a passion for the law, he desires to represent accident victims and right the wrongs befallen on them by fighting powerful insurance companies. Ronald has successfully litigated personal injury cases throughout New York State recovering tens of millions of dollars for his clients. He is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor available only to attorneys who have received multi-million dollar awards for their clients. Ronald has more than 20 years of experience evaluating complex civil matters for his clients, working on contingent fee arrangements. He only wins if his clients win. You would be hard pressed to find an attorney who believes in his clients’ causes more than Ronald. He prides himself on being a true trial attorney, not just an attorney that settles. Many of the firm’s cases have been featured in the New York Law Journal where Ronald was lead counsel.Ronald is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National Trial Lawyers, and National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. read more

He received his Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center where he was an editor for the Touro Law Review. While in law school, he was published and received numerous honors. Ronald is licensed to practice in New York State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He earned his bachelor of arts in economics and political science from Boston University.

When asked what it is Ronald enjoys most about being a lawyer, the answer is simple – Winning and helping accident victims get their just due. Ronald’s clients become family and he feels blessed to represent them through difficult times and is passionate about achieving the best results possible. He empathizes with his clients, putting himself in their shoes

In addition to his successful legal career, Ronald is involved in philanthropic endeavors that give back to the community, serving on the board of directors of various not-for profits and being an active participant in several charities.

Ronald, his wife, and children live on Long Island. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golf, travel, and is a passionate New York sports fan. read less

One of the top Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

JEFFREY B. SILER

Partner

Jeffrey B. Siler, senior partner of the New York law firm, Siler & Ingber, has over two decades of experience in trying personal injury cases. Jeffrey has represented clients in over 100 jury trials in his 25-year career. He is the senior trial attorney at Siler & Ingber, working hard to get his clients as large a monetary award as possible. With an understanding of the way insurance companies work, today, as an experienced litigator, he successfully represents accident victims and rights the wrongs befallen on clients. Jeffrey has successfully litigated personal injury cases throughout New York, including the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. He prides himself on being a true trial attorney, not just an attorney who settles. read more

Jeffrey’s primary areas of practice include helping people injured in car accidents, truck accidents, and all types of trip and fall accidents. He also helps clients recover money for lost earnings and for medical bills while they are unable to work due to serious injuries. Jeffrey will listen to your needs and fight for you to put your life back together again after your accident.

Jeffrey received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1992, and was admitted to the bar the same year. While in law school, he was elected by the faculty to serve on the prestigious Law Journal based upon his superior grade point average. It was at the University of Rochester, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, where his passion for helping accident victims was ignited.

Jeffrey is a frequent lecturer at The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), teaching people about the dangers of accidents and assisting them in avoiding lawsuits. He has been quoted by newspapers including Newsday, The New York Times, and TV news stations including ABC and CBS while representing clients involved in serious accidents.

Giving back is important to Jeffrey, and he serves as a member of the Board of a local charity.

Jeffrey, his wife, and two children live on Long Island. In his spare time, he is an avid tennis and golf player, and is a longtime Yankees and Giants fan. Jeffrey coaches his son’s baseball and football teams and attends their travel baseball tournaments up and down the Eastern Seaboard. read less

One of the top Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

GINA HATAMI

Senior Associate

Gina Hatami is a recent addition to the firm with a strong career in litigating personal injury cases since her admission to the bar in 1998. She has handle a variety of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises cases, municipal negligence,and complex Labor Law / construction accident cases among other ares of law. Gina has experience in all aspects of litigation and works hard to obtain the best results for her clients. Gina is admitted to practice law in the New York State. She graduated Cum Laude from Touro Law School in 1997 with a J.D. where she was a staff member of the International Law Review and received the Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Award for Academic Excellence. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1994 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. read more

Gina is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. She previously worked for a New York City based personal injury plaintiffs’ firm and began her personal injury career working as in-house counsel to a major insurance company. Gina was also selected to participate in a Judical Clerkship Clinic with the Honorable Denis R. Hurley of the U.S. District Court during her last year of law school where she gained invaluable insight to the inner workings of the litigation process. read less

One of the top Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

JANET HELLER SMITELLI

Of Counsel

Janet Heller Smitelli is a seasoned and successful trial attorney for over thirty years. She has an impressive trial verdict & motion decision record and received one of the Top Verdicts in New York State. She received a dual major degree from State University at Plattsburgh. After graduation, Janet worked as an Associate Trial Attorney and then as a Partner defending various types of personal injury lawsuits. Currently Janet now represents those seriously injured as a trial attorney for Siler & Ingber, LLP. read more

In her spare time, Janet has given numerous public and teaching presentations in both litigation and non-law settings. She also has continued to volunteer in her community; most recently with the Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scout Master for the past thirteen years. Janet has also recently served on the vestry of her church for the past six years and co-managed their last two major renovation projects. Additionally, Janet is fluent in Spanish and can speak some French as well.

Lastly, but certainly not least, Janet is also politically involved in her local community as a Committee Person with the Huntington Republican Committee since 2007, and an officer of the Republican Women of Huntington for the past three years. She may also, with a little luck and a lot of hard work, soon be even more involved.read less

One of the top Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

JEFFREY MILLER

Associate

Jeffrey P. Miller is an associate attorney at Siler & Ingber, LLP, and is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Jeffrey received his Bachelor of Arts in Law & Society from American University and his Juris Doctor from the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was a Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellow, Public Justice Foundation Fellow, and earned the highest-tiered Public Service Certificate. As a member of the Family Court Review, Jeffrey authored “Physical Education: Amending the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to Restrict Restraint and Seclusion in Public and Private Schools[,]” an analysis of the need for federal legislation to ensure a uniform standard for restraint and seclusion and to limit their use to proper scenarios while ensuring that they are safely and properly performed in reasonable manners. While Jeffrey focuses on plaintiffs’ personal injury cases, his prior experience in defense work gives him insight into the way defense attorneys think and allows him to avoid or mitigate pitfalls along the way.
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