Nancy Morgan | Finkelstein and Partners
Nancy Y. Morgan is a Partner and Director of Legal Operations at Finkelstein and Partners and Jacoby and Meyers. Nancy graduated from the Lois D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 1986 and joined Finkelstein & Partners in early 1987. Her practice has involved all facets of litigation. In the first five years with the firm, Nancy took over 45 verdicts. She continues to negotiate or litigate various types of personal injury cases for trial, in New York and New Jersey. Her goal is to hold the negligent party accountable for all harm caused.
Between 1991 – and 1996, Nancy accompanied her Active-Duty Army husband when he was transferred. out of state. During those five years, she worked at Colorado Interstate Gas Company (Coastal) in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she was a senior trial attorney. She then worked at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, PA. where she developed the national litigation protocol for an asbestos product used in shipbuilding. Nancy’s practice area expertise spans personal injury law, but she also has a specialized focus on negligent supervision, lack of security, and ski cases. She achieved multiple large, confidential, six and seven-figure settlements. Nancy oversees the legal operations of the firm and is the founder of the Veterans’ Services Group. Additionally, she administers the firm’s mentoring and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs.
Sarajane (Sally) Stenton | Law Offices of Robert A. Ebberup
Lt Col (Ret) Sarajane (Sally) Stenton is currently Of Counsel at the Law Offices of Robert A. Ebberup, specializing in Veteran’s Law. Also, formerly an adjunct law professor at Rutgers Law School and an expert legal commentator on Court TV. Sally graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law with an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy in May 2017; winner of the Advocacy Award. She was the Chairwoman of the Military Law and Veterans Affairs section of the NJSBA, May 2019-May 2020.
Sally is a retired Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) with extensive experience and expertise in criminal law, courts-martial, and trial advocacy training, as well as International Law, serving as the legal advisor to Air Component Command for NATO, Izmir Turkey, and Operations Law. May 2010-May 2011, Lt Col Stenton was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan where she was the Legal Advisor for the Afghan Air Force and Afghan National Army Staff Judge Advocates and the Staff Judge Advocate for the 438 Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, AFG. Before entering the Air Force she was an investigator for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office for five years and was a member of the Army National Guard for four years. She initially served as an enlisted MP and later earned her commission as an officer. As an AF JAG Lt Col Stenton was a prosecutor, defense counsel, senior prosecutor, chief of military law, and a certified military judge. Lt Col Stenton was an adjunct professor of Family Law at Butler County Community College. She has extensive experience training both US Air Force Judge Advocates, on the Uniform Code of Military Justice and criminal law, as well as international Legal Advisors on their country’s military criminal justice systems.
Sally graduated from Rutgers Law School, Camden with a J.D. in 1990, and from West Chester State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1982. She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claim, and U.S. Supreme Court.
Her military decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Afghanistan Campaign, Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, NATO ISAF Medal.
Kian Hudson | Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Kian assists clients throughout the litigation process. At the outset of cases, he works to spot issues and arguments other lawyers may miss, and as cases proceed, he provides clients with clear and compelling dispositive motions and appellate briefs – including, if necessary, cert-stage and merits-stage briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before joining the firm, Kian was deputy solicitor general for the state of Indiana, where he led the state’s efforts in scores of high-stakes and high-profile cases. In that role, he drafted nearly one hundred party and amicus briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, multiple federal circuit courts, and the Indiana Supreme Court.
Kian has presented 10 oral arguments in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Seventh Circuits and the Indiana Supreme Court, including a winning en banc Seventh Circuit argument that resulted in a significant decision rejecting a constitutional challenge to Indiana’s sex offender registry.
A prolific writer, Kian keeps his skills sharp by penning essays for a variety of non-legal publications, including National Affairs, The Bulwark, The Public Interest, Law & Liberty, FedSoc Blog, and The Federalist.
Thomas J. Kniffen | Law Office of Thomas J. Kniffen
Over 20 years of experience in the area of VA Disability Compensation Benefits while working as an attorney for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and in his private practice, Thomas J. Kniffen provides legal advocacy to Veterans and Dependents of Veterans who desire to obtain the maximum available VA Disability Compensation Benefits.
Focus upon Appeals from VA to Federal Courts.
Tom Kniffen is a veteran himself and includes in his representation an understanding of the needs and concerns of Veterans and their Dependents, who seek his counsel. During his service on active duty and in the reserves, Tom was deployed to the Persian Gulf, Iceland, and served in the Pentagon directly after 9/11.
Tom presented Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on the subject of Veterans Disability Law to various Bar Associations in New York.
Licensed to Practice in NY, PA, and before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the Federal Circuit. Fully Accredited by VA.