Alan S. Ripka, Esq.
Mr. Ripka, a renowned trial attorney, is a senior partner of the firm. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York. He holds various pro hac vice appointments, including in New Jersey, California, and Florida. He began his legal career[…]
Babu Uthaman is the Chief Financial Officer of Alan Ripka and Associates, LLP and has been with the firm over five years. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the States of New York and California. Mr. Uthaman is also an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue […]
Andrey Demidov, Esq.
Rachel Brent, Esq.
Chad P. Ayoub, Esq.
Chad P. Ayoub joined Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP, as an associate attorney in 2017. Since joining the firm, Mr. Ayoub has devoted himself to zealously and passionately advocating on behalf of the firm’s seriously injured clients in a wide range of personal injury […]
Gary Farole, Esq.
Sr. Review Counsel
Upon graduating Brooklyn law school in 1988, Gary practiced for over 35 years exclusively defending insurance companies and their insureds. He has handled every aspect of major personal injury cases from inception to numerous verdicts. Gary worked closely with senior level claim management[…]
Jonathan Tand, Esq.
Jonathan A. Tand joined Alan Ripka & Associates in July of 2022. He brings to the firm over 15 years of experience litigating matters including automobile accident, employment law, products liability, and slip and fall, along with many other areas of expertise. He has also successfully tried numerous cases to verdict. Mr. Tand has been honored by Super Lawyers in the past.
Zachary Naidich, Esq
As an associate in the Firm’s Medical Malpractice Litigation Group, Zachary represents individuals and families that have been hurt by the medical professionals they trusted to help and protect them. He is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.[…]
Darik Knutsen, IT Administrator, has over 10 years of professional IT experience. He took his first helpdesk job as a sophomore in college, at Northwestern University. After graduation, he became the sole help-desk provider for an anesthesiology department at a Chicago[…]
Carmen M. Rojas
Senior Manager & Paralegal
Carmen (Cookie) Rojas is a Senior Manager at Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP. She has over 24 years experience working alongside the Senior Partner, Alan Ripka, first as a receptionist and then as a paralegal for personal injury and medical malpractice. […]
Senior Manager & Paralegal
Wanda Rivera is a Senior Manager and Paralegal. Mrs. Rivera obtained her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies and is currently enrolled for her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Mrs. Rivera is a litigation paralegal who assists in all phases of litigation, from inception, through[…]
Jenny Rivera is a recent hire of Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP. In 2016, she began her career as a paralegal specializing in trial preparation. Her previous background consists of over 15 years in legal and administrative support. A graduate, bachelors degree in Social Sciences as well as a licensed Notary Public. […]
Valentina Morozova obtained her law Degree from Russian State Social University in Moscow and Paralegal Certificate from Hunter College. In 2011 She began her career as a paralegal specializing in No-Fault cases. […]
Jazmine Rojas joined Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP as an Intern in the summer of 2018. She has obtained her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the College of Education at Old Dominion University with Cum Laude honors. Although she […]
Kateryna Demidova joined Alan Ripka & Associates in September 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Demidova worked as a paralegal in a Matrimonial law firm in lower Manhattan. In her position as a paralegal, she works on all aspects of a personal injury matter […]
Angelina Martinez is a recent hire of Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP. She has over 20 years of legal experience, in areas such as, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Personal Injury, and both plaintiff and defense medical malpractice. Her focus at the firm is medical malpractice, in which she[…]