Attorney Profile

Arthur J. Timins

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Practice areas

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Corrective Action
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Staff Organization
  • Peer Review

Admitted

New Jersey, 1967

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1966
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1963

Biographical details

Law Clerk to Honorable John Barger, J.S.C., 1966-1967. Assistant Union County Prosecutor, mostly in charge of the appellate section, 1967-1970. Partner: Timins and Lesniak, Elizabeth, New Jersey, later known as Weiner, Timins & Lesniak of Roseland, New Jersey, 1970-1989; Braff, Harris & Sukoneck, Livingston, New Jersey, 1989-1991; Timins and Weiner, Roseland, New Jersey, 1991-1994; Shiriak & Timins, Morris Plains, New Jersey, April 2005-Present. Sole equity partner of firm initially known as Timins and Associates, then known as Timins, Larsen, Beacham & Hughes, and lastly Timins, Beacham & Hughes, 1995-2004.
I have been a member of the New Jersey Bar since 1967. I have been chairman of The Employment Law Council Inc. and I have had extensive experience in the fields of disability insurance, employment law, commercial litigation and health law. My experience in litigation includes representing physicians before The State Board of Medical Examiners, defending against various claims including defending medical malpractice claims, and handling insurance coverage and employment law matters.
I am an active member of The Health and Hospital Law Section of The New Jersey State Bar Association and of The End of Life Task Force of the Bar Association.
I am a member of The Corporate Partners Program of The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and I have had a relationship with MSNJ since 1997.
More recently I have been approved to participate in an Employment Contract Review Program instituted by the Medical Society of New Jersey in 2014. This program is intended to benefit doctors who are employed by hospitals and groups.
I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Medicine and Public Health-New Jersey (IOMPH-NJ).
I have lectured on numerous subjects involving insurance, such as examinations under oath, medical insurance fraud, fraudulent claims arising from low-speed impacts and “bad faith.” I have also conducted seminars involving employment law, such as defending wrongful discharge and privacy rights. On multiple occasions I have conducted seminars on employment law subjects for Lorman Education Services and for The Medical Society of New Jersey. On insurance law subjects I have provided seminars on behalf of Sun Life, Employers Reinsurance Corporation and Munich American Reassurance Company, as well as at the International Claims Association and the Eastern Claims Conference. I am a member of The New Jersey State Bar Association and The Morris County Bar Association.
I have been counsel for an insurer respecting the investigation of hundreds of suspected fraudulent claims. I have been a consultant to disability carriers respecting the investigation of suspicious claims and the utilization of examinations under oath to combat fraud.
I am an active member of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel (ASMAC).
I have represented, or am representing, the Medical Staff at St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey and the Medical/Dental Staff at Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and the Medical Staff of the Memorial Hospital of Salem County.

Ben D. Shiriak

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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law 1973, Executive Officer of the Rutgers Law Review.
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Business, M.B.A 1967.
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick,BA 1961, philosophy major.

Background as an attorney:

After a clerkship with the Hon. Philip Forman, Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, I was with the Division of Rate Counsel, Department of the Public Advocate where I tried Public utility rate cases. I subsequently specialized in railroad ratemaking, appearing before the Interstate Commerce Commission. In 1987, I joined the firm of Hutt & Berkow in Woodbridge, New Jersey where I engaged in the general practice of law, including public utility rate cases and challenges to the service charges and connection fees of municipalities and public authorities. Since 1997, I have had my own practice concentrating on the representation of developers.


Business background:

From 1994 through 2002, I ran Maxim Sewerage Corporation,a small wastewater company.

Publications:

I have published articles in the Rutgers Law Review, West Virginia Law Review, and Public Utilities Fortnightly.


Clients:

Current clients include Middlesex Water Company, The Wilf Organization, and Continental Properties. I have represented numerous medical and dental practices in connection with commercial matters.

Biographical details

I became an attorney in 1973. I am a graduate of Rutgers University and its law school, and also have an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. I was executive officer of the Rutgers Law Review, and have published articles in the West Virginia Law Review and Public Utilities Fortnightly.
I have been in private practice since 1979. My experience in litigation includes challenges to the connection fees and municipalities and authorities brought on behalf of developers, real property tax appeals, securities fraud, Consumer Fraud Act, creditor’s rights, and problem mortgages. I have tried more than a hundred public utilities rate cases before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and also the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
I have lectured before various groups on subjects relating to public utilities and railroad ratemaking, and taught corporate law at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.

Shiriak & Timins serves clients in Morris Plains and throughout the state of New Jersey.