Attorney profiles

John M. Vlasac, Jr. Esq.

Mr. Vlasac has won millions of dollars for his clients as an established and aggressive trial attorney who has handled personal injury and other civil matters in virtually every county in New Jersey. He is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a designation achieved by only 2% of all practicing attorneys in New Jersey. For more information on the qualifications on a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, please visit New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification, www.njbac.org. In 2005 Mr. Vlasac was lead plaintiff’s counsel before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a matter that changed the way commercial automobile polices would be written from that point forward. In 2010 Mr. Vlasac received the 11th highest award in the State of New Jersey achieved for an injury victim and is consistently in New Jersey’s top reported awards.

He has been admitted to practice law by the New Jersey Supreme Court and by the United States Federal District Court. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Association for Justice and the Middlesex County Bar Association. He also serves on the Foundation Board of Directors for Robert Wood Johnson – Hamilton.

Mr. Vlasac is the head of all civil litigation at Vlasac & Shmaruk and handles a wide range of personal injury cases including auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, construction, slip and falls, product liability (defective products), medical malpractice, and work related accidents. He also handles residential real estate, real estate litigation, commercial litigation, municipal court, and toxic/mass tort matters.

Jack graduated from West Virginia University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and was a Sigma Chi fraternity member. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of law in 2000, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and was awarded the Deans Awards for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and Service to the University.

Boris Shmaruk, Esq.

Boris founded Vlasac & Shmaruk with John M. Vlasac, Jr. in 2006. He works primarily out of the Metuchen office and is the head of the workers’ compensation department at the firm. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, District of Columbia, New York, by the New Jersey Supreme Court and by the United States Federal District Court. Boris is a graduate of Fair Lawn High School, where he lettered in baseball.

In 1996, Boris graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. Following graduation, Boris was employed as a paralegal with the firm of Thacher, Proffitt & Wood in New York City, working primarily on civil litigation issues. While attending New York Law School, Boris interned in the Rackets Division of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. In 2000 he received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.

Boris Shmaruk is a proud member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Boris’ practice consists of all aspects of workers’ compensation, Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), construction, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and municipal court matters. Boris is an avid supporter of the New Jersey Association for Justice and the New Jersey Association for Justice – PAC.

Boris was Born in Kiev, Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States in 1979 and is active in the Russian community in New Jersey.

James (Jamie) W. Sutton, III, Esq.
(Of Counsel)

Jamie is an aggressive and experienced Plaintiffs litigation attorney, who has handled very complicated personal injury and medical malpractice matters for close to fifteen years. He has been successful in litigating cases involving wrongful death, survivor actions, motor vehicle accidents (including trucking accidents, automobile accidents and motorcycle accidents), medical malpractice, dramshop actions, premises liability, products liability, slip and falls, workers compensation and contractual disputes.

He has litigated many catastrophic fatality cases throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey and has obtained multiple Plaintiffs’ verdicts and settlements recently, which total multiple millions of dollars.

Jamie received his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law and he was awarded a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for excellence in legal research and writing. After graduation, Jamie served as a judicial law clerk for the Presiding Judge of Cumberland County, New Jersey, Rushton H. Ridgway. He then worked as an attorney for the law firms of Fox Rothschild and Stark & Stark, where he concentrated his practice in litigation and real estate.

Jamie is Of Counsel to Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC and operates the Law Offices of James Sutton, III, LLC headquartered in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. He is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Federal Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Federal Appellate Court and the Federal Courts of New Jersey.

He has also argued appellate issues at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Third Circuit Federal Appellate Court. These appellate issues have resulted in multiple published decisions, some of which have made new law.

Mr. Sutton appeared on Verdict Search-Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2014.

Stavros E. Sitinas, Esq.
(Of Counsel)

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Stavros E. Sitinas has been a practicing attorney for over 17 years, focusing exclusively on plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. He founded the law firm of Stavros E. Sitinas, LLC, in 2010.
Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Sitinas spent nine years with one of New York City’s prominent personal injury and medical malpractice firms. He joined the firm as an associate in 2001 and quickly moved up the ranks, becoming a partner in 2005. He developed invaluable contacts and relationships while there, which he brings with him to his new firm.

Mr. Sitinas is a seasoned litigator, with experience arguing and bringing to verdict complex personal injury cases in some of New York’s most challenging jurisdictions. Unlike some attorneys who avoid taking cases to trial, Mr. Sitinas welcomes the opportunity, as it is oftentimes the only way to secure a fair and just settlement for an injured victim. Because of his skills and tenacity in the courtroom, Mr. Sitinas is honored to count numerous defense attorneys as some of his best referral sources.

Mr. Sitinas earned both an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Boston University. After graduating, he spent the next seven years in professional sales, in both the construction and medical industries. He graduated from Quinnipiac College School of Law in 1996 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1997. He also studied at Brooklyn Law School and Fordham University’s School of Law, and attended the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, one of the nation’s leading providers of legal advocacy skills training. He is admitted to practice in all State Courts of New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. He is an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Hellenic Lawyers Association, and also is an inductee of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Sitinas is assisted by an experienced team of legal professionals, including experts in the fields of medical malpractice, accident reconstruction, economics, and product design.