At the opening of a new law office in Asbury Park were (from left) Mayor John Moor, Geraldine Alencewicz (legal secretary), Stephanie Godfrey (legal secretary), Carlyn McMahon (paralegal), Adam Jon Weisberg, Esq., Richard “Rick” Klauber, Esq., Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton, Chamber Executive Director Sylvia Sylvia, and the Chamber Assistant Executive Director, Matthew Whelan.
The law offices of Weisberg and Klauber, LLC, also known as the WK Law Group, opened its third location of their trial practice at 1201 Springwood Ave., Asbury Park. It is the first law office to open in that part of the city in nearly 50 years.
Trial lawyer Adam Weisberg said he chose the Springwood Avenue area because “for a person to have equality before the law, they need to have equal access to justice.”
The law firm intends to serve the legal needs of the Asbury Park residents and to ensure that their voice is properly heard.
WK has offices in New Brunswick and Ocean Township. The new office is in the Interfaith Neighbors Business Development Center building. The opening was kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Asbury Park Mayor John Moor, Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton, Asbury Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sylvia Sylvia, and Assistant Director Matt Whelan in attendance with the law firm’s principals and staff.
The WK Law Group is a partnership between trial lawyers Adam Weisberg and Richard “Rick” Klauber. The two lawyers teamed up in 2005 on various cases and made it a formal partnership on November 1, 2016. Since then, both attorneys, aided by a dedicated staff of paraprofessionals as well as other lawyers, have worked on behalf of their clients to obtain justice and to obtain results. The practice offers legal services in criminal law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, real estate and family law (divorce, custody, post-decree motions, etc) as well as basic estate planning. In addition, they have a wide network of other lawyers in various fields that they work with throughout New Jersey and beyond.
Weisberg, who received his law degree from New York Law School, is a former assistant prosecutor who later went on to work for a major New Jersey law firm to practice workers’ compensation. Thereafter, he opened his own practice on August 10, 1992, in New Brunswick and Belmar. He founded and co-owned the well-known original music venue The Saint in Asbury Park in October of 1994 with local music promoter Scott Stamper. During his 19 year ownership,.Weisberg also co-founded the Wave Gathering Music Festival in Asbury Park that ran from 2005 through 2009 and co-owned The Saint Productions that put on concerts throughout the city.
Klauber, who graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law, was a trial lawyer for many years with the Hartford Insurance Company in New York City, then later in New Jersey, focusing his practice on personal injury law. After leaving Hartford, he formed a partnership with his wife, Amy Klauber, Esq., to create the firm of Klauber & Klauber, LLP where he continued to concentrate on personal injury, estate planning, real estate, business, and family law. He is noted for settling or winning some significant personal injury cases, including a $3.6 million case against a state agency for a severely injured client. A former mayor for Manalapan Township has been a “go-to guy” for many other lawyers in the state seeking assistance when handling personal injury cases involving governmental bodies.