Serious Results in Serious Cases

Million Dollar Litigators:
Serious Results in Serious Cases

At Savo, Schalk, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher, we are proud of the results that we have obtained for our clients. The following are examples of the verdicts and settlements that we have recently obtained on behalf of our clients:

Savo Schalk Obtains Approvals for 126 Unit Residential Project in Hillsborough.

Partner, Michael P. O’Grodnick, obtained Hillsborough Township Planning Board Preliminary and Final Site Plan Approval with Bulk Variances and Waivers necessary to construct a multi-family residential development of 126 dwelling units consisting of nine (9) buildings, including 36 affordable units. This approval represents five (5) years of working with the municipality to fulfill their affordable housing requirements for a high-end apartment rental development on Amwell Road in Hillsborough.  Savo Schalk represents both municipalities for COAH compliance and private developers in land use applications across Central Jersey and is one of the leading land use firms in Somerset County.

Savo Schalk Partner Obtains Approvals for One of the Largest Self-Storage Facilities on the East Coast in Branchburg

Irv Cyzner, of Cyzner Properties, a Green Brook-based company that owns properties throughout the state, hired Savo Schalk Law Firm to represent them in a lengthy Board of Adjustment application to come up with a unique solution to recycle a 40-year-old building on Route 22.

Savo Schalk Partner, Michael P. O’Grodnick, Esq., who represents Cyzner Properties, calls for the conversion of the 3421 Route 22 east building, which used to house Sun National Bank, to a “state-of-the-art” self-storage facility and was approved June 2019 by the township’s zoning board of adjustment. The building has been vacant for nearly three years.

Savo Schalk is well-know for representing all types of land use application throughout the State of New Jersey and especially in Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren and Middlesex Counties.  Savo Schalk also represents various land use boards throughout the State.

$2.5 Million Personal Injury Arbitration Award

On January 15, 2015, Charles Schalk obtained a $2.5 million arbitration award in a complex and unusual personal injury matter in Mercer County.

$8 Million Saved In Brain Injury Defense

Highly successful defense in brain injury matter. Through the experience and persistence of our trial attorneys, our firm saved the client over $8 million after a lengthy jury trial.

$950,000 Settlement

Savo, Schalk, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher represented the plaintiff in a $950,000 settlement for mechanic injured by defective tool. This case involved a severe hand injury from a product was defectively designed and lacked warnings that would have prevented the injury.

Close to $3 Million Settlement

Charles Schalk was lead counsel in this matter in which a matter was resolved for close to $3 million settlement for minority shareholders. This case involved minority shareholders who were oppressed by the majority shareholder.

$2 Million Settlement

Our firm represented the plaintiff in a $2 million settlement for massive head trauma and multiple fractures. This case involved a passenger in an automobile accident. The driver had been drinking, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree. The injuries from the crash left the passenger permanently disabled.

Top Published Verdicts

Our law firm’s verdicts have been published by the New Jersey Law Journal as the top employment and civil verdicts in the State of New Jersey several years running.

$3 Million Verdict

Charles Schalk was lead counsel in this matter in which a more than three million dollar verdict was entered against a large corporation for an employee alleging violation of the Conscientious Employee Protection Act

$2.25 Million Student Verdict

Charles Schalk was lead counsel and was assisted by Michael O’Grodnick in this three-week long trial in which a $2.025 million jury verdict was entered by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County for an expelled dental student at UMDNJ (Vladimer v. UMDNJ, et al). This case involved the #1 student expelled from dental school who accidentally nicked a patient during clinic of his junior year. The jury found 14th Amendment Constitutional violations and awarded the largest known student verdict in the United States after a three-week trial.

If you have any questions about any of these verdicts or settlements, or wish to discuss a legal matter of your own, please contact Savo, Schalk, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher at (908) 526-0707 or you may contact Charles Schalk directly at