Areas of Practice
Sammartino & Berg LLP is a full service law firm, and can address all of your
legal needs, however, we have developed a reputation for the following areas of
Employment Law • Civil
• FINRA (formerly NASD)
Disability Insurance Claims and Denials
- Employee Complaint Investigation and Mediation
- Many times, employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, or unfair
treatment can be quickly resolved with the right kind of early intervention.
We have decades of experience in this area. If faced with a workplace issue,
we can provide an independent investigation, and often, provide mediation
services to quickly and fairly bring peace back to the office.
- Executive Agreements and Compensation - If you
are changing employers, or being promoted, we can assist you in the
negotiation of executive employment agreements. Frequently, a well
negotiated and comprehensive employment agreement can prevent issues down
the road if things do not work out.
- Mediation and Arbitration Services -
see separate page
- Severance Agreement Review - Before signing
away important rights in a severance agreement, it pays to have an
experienced attorney review the package to protect your interests, and
ensure a fair severance.
- Denial Of Job Benefits - This includes denial
of pension benefits, as well as claims under ERISA.
- Human Resources Management - We can assist you
with all of your company’s human resource issues, including drafting
policies, formulating an employee handbook, crisis management, defending
claims, and conducting seminars for your employees.
- Unemployment Benefit Denial Hearings.
We are experienced in all areas of personal injury
- Automobile Accidents
- Injury Caused By Defective Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
Sammartino & Berg LLP has handled numerous personal injury
cases, from the “fender bender” to multi-million dollar cases. See our “Notable
Cases & Settlement” page for a few examples.
All areas of law, including business and contract
– Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
FINRA is responsible for resolution of any
disputes involving the financial industry, including customer complaints against
securities brokers, and broker disputes with their current or former banking
employers. Sammartino & Berg LLP is one of very few firms with experience in
providing representation for all areas of FINRA proceedings, including
investigations and arbitrations. To learn more about FINRA, go to
State and Federal Courts
Partner Andrew Berg started his career
as a prosecutor in Rhode Island’s Department of the Attorney General. Since
leaving the Department in 1998, Andrew has maintained a successful criminal
defense practice, having appeared before every Rhode Island criminal court,
state and federal, on numerous occasions. Andrew can guide you through the
criminal justice system, whether it entails negotiating the best possible plea
agreement, or providing a vigorous and thorough trial defense. Andrew can assist
you in every area of criminal law, including the following:
The attorneys of Sammartino & Berg LLP
have appeared before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and the Federal Court of
Appeals on over one hundred occasions. We can provide experienced, comprehensive
representation for both civil and criminal case appeals.
Disability Insurance Claims & Denials
Private insurance and employer offered