Attorneys at Law

Practicing Law in New Jersey

and New York.












  • Ronald A. Dario

    A lifelong resident of New Jersey, born in Hoboken and raised in Union City, Ron and his family are well known throughout North Jersey. After completing his undergraduate work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Ron received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Ron focuses his practice in the area of Personal Injury, where he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in damages for his clients.


    In addition to his Personal Injury practice, Ron represents several Municipalities in collective bargaining agreements, interpretation of local government and Municipal law, housing guidelines, and labor law. Ron was also appointed to several Municipalities as a Municipal Prosecutor including Jersey City, Upper Saddle River and Woodridge.


    Ron is the recipient of several awards including the Good Neighbor Award, and he was named to the Hall of Fame for Emerson High School in Union City, New Jersey.   Ron’s practice includes cases in New York and New Jersey. You can reach Ron at the Hackensack office, through his assistant, or via email at ron@damelegal.com

  • Shelley Albert

    After completing her undergraduate and law school degrees at Temple University in Philadelphia, Shelley Albert was an Assistant District Attorney for the prestigious New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. Under the direction of her boss, Robert Morgenthau, Shelley was a Felony Trial Assistant District Attorney. There, she was responsible for prosecution of thousands of felonies. She personally handled all forms of investigations and preparation through jury trial and verdict, and she was accepted to Homicide call and the Sex Crimes Unit. She trained and supervised other Assistant District Attorneys, handled Court calendars for Office of the District Attorney, worked in conjunction with various law enforcement agencies, criminal justice agencies, and victim’s rights groups. Her cases included narcotic felonies, fraud including welfare and identity fraud, violent street crime, robbery patterns, sexual crimes including offenses against children, homicide, police shooting investigations, and Grand Jury investigations.


    Since being in private practice, Shelley has focused her practice in Criminal Defense and all aspects of Family Law litigation including Domestic Violence. Shelley has personally tried over 100 trial cases to verdict in her career. Shelley is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, the Federal District Court in New Jerey, the First and Second Federal Districts in New York, and the United States supreme Court.


    Currently, in addition to her practice, Shelley volunteers her time for Legal Services of New Jersey, and she has acted as a mentor for young attorneys through the Trial Lawyers Association


    For Shelley, contact the main Hackensack office, her assistant Melissa Pavesio, at melissa@damelegal.com.



    Manhattan College, criminal defense and representation in New York

    Kane College, the art of cross examination

    American Association of Trial Lawyers, New Jersey Division

    Frequent Guest appearances: Court T.V., MSNBC, and other media.

    Additional television appearances on CNBC, Fox News, Hannity & Combs


    Shelley has been recognized with several awards including 2000 Women of 2000, Top 20 Attorneys in Bergen County, New Jersey, 'Ten Best' of Family Law attorneys in 2015 and 2016, and the Boy Scouts of America. Shelley is also a Mensa Member.


  • Patrick M. Metz

    Patrick M. Metz, Esq. graduated from Rutgers College in 1988 with Bachelors of Arts in Political Science/English. He graduated Seton Hall University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1991. Mr. Metz was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the United States District Court in 1992.


    Mr. Metz has practiced law for 22 years with concentrations in Personal Injury both as an insurance defense attorney and plaintiffs’ attorney with heavy caseloads and substantial trial and appellate work. Mr. Metz presently continues to practice in both areas representing plaintiffs with severe personal injuries and defense clients such as Doctors, Lawyers and several County/ Municipal entities through the Joint Insurance Fund (JIF). Mr. Metz prides himself on constant interaction with clients to insure a team effort leading to the best possible results for his clients.


    Patrick can be contacted via the office phones or his email: metz@damelegal.com.

  • Brian E. Eyerman

    Brian E. Eyerman, LL.M., Esq., one of the firm’s partners, a native of New Jersey has enjoyed the vast array of experiences in taking his education in different areas of the Untied Sates and abroad. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida then attended and graduated from Rutgers University-Camden School of Law in the greater Philadelphia area. He was accepted into the United Kingdom's prestigious University of Southampton's Institute of Maritime Law program to study and earn his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in the areas on maritime and international trade. Upon returning to the United States, he joined Dario, Albert, Suarez, & Eyerman, LLC first as an associate and was named partner in 2008.


    Mr. Eyerman specializes in Municipal Government Law, Workers Compensation matters, Personal Injury and Criminal Law.  He has appeared before every trial level Court in the State of New Jersey and was named a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012 & 2013 and has been recognized by 201 Magazine for his litigation work.


    Reported Cases

    Osoria v. West New York Rent Control Board. 401 N.J. Super. 437, 982 A.2d 1185 (App. Div. 2009)

    North Star Management LLC v. Twp. of Saddle Brook. , A-3009-09T3 (App. Div. 2011)


    You can reach Brian at the Hackensack office via email at brian@damelegal.com


  • Richard A. Foster

    Richard A. Foster, Of Counsel with the firm, is a graduate of Seton Hall University where he majored in Political Science and minored in English.  As an undergraduate, he participated in a summer long internship program with INTERPOL at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Mr. Foster earned his law degree from the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island.  As a law student, Mr. Foster served as a summer law clerk intern in the State of Rhode Island Superior Court with the Honorable William A. Dimitri, Jr. and participated in a Comparative Advocacy Study Abroad Program in London, England.  Following law school, Mr. Foster served as a judicial law clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, Criminal Part, Sussex County with the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, J.S.C.


    After he completed his clerkship, Mr. Foster was associated with the law firms of Robinson Burns, LLC in Bridgewater, New Jersey and The Brennan Law Firm in Cranbury, New Jersey.  Mr. Foster is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  His experience includes personal injury, complex civil litigation matters, environmental and toxic tort litigation, commercial litigation, insurance defense litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.

  • Wilfredo J. Ortiz,  II

    Born in Bronx , New York, Wilfredo moved to West New York. New Jersey at the age of five, where he attended grammar school and high school. He attended Seton Hall University where he received a BS in Finance and  JD at Seton Hall School of Law. Wilfredo returned to the Bronx as Assistant District Attorney. Special  Investigations  Bureau , where he investigated  and litigated numerous high profile cases. In 1996 ,he returned to New Jersey  and developed a private practice.


    Wilfredo specializes in the areas of criminal, family, land use ,real estate, and governmental representation. He represents numerous municipalities and counties in a variety of roles, including but not limited to  special counsel, public defender , planing board attorney, tenant advocate, director of legal aid and outside litigation counsel. He  has held the position of town attorney, labor attorney, rent control attorney, and health board attorney to name a few.


    He also represents a variety of national corporations in a host of capacities including defense litigation,collections matters, and transactional work.


    Wilfredo has been recognized by multiple public and private organizations for legal abilities, including being named "Attorney of the Year"on more then one occasion.

  • David M. Krouse

    David M. Krouse, Esq. focuses his practice on family law and criminal defense and regularly appears in New Jersey Superior Court and in the Municipal Courts.


    Before joining the firm, David served as law clerk to the Honorable Gary N. Wilcox in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen Vicinage, Family Part. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Justice Studies from Montclair State University, he attended Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. While in law school, David concentrated his studies in the areas of family law and criminal law. David was an intern with the Honorable Patrick J. Roma, J.S.C., Bergen Vicinage, Criminal Division, and also served as an intern with a domestic violence advocacy center in Providence, Rhode Island. David also holds an associates degree in Paralegal Studies from Bergen Community College.


  • Jonathan S. Lasser

    Jonathan S. Lasser, Esq. focuses his practice on family law, personal injury, and criminal defense.


    Before joining the firm, Jonathan served as law clerk to the Honorable Mirtha Ospina J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson Vicinage, Family Part. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration from William Paterson University, he attended Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York where he graduated Cum Laude. While in law school, Jonathan was a member of the Pace Law Review and served as a Research Assistant. Additionally, Jonathan served as a legal intern with the New York County District Attorney’s Office, in the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, and was an intern at our office during his law school tenure. Mr. Lasser is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Lasser


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