The lawyers in the firm of Kimmel, Carter, Roman, Peltz & O’Neill may not have the same last names, but Morton Kimmel considers them all part of one family.
“We are together all the time,” said Kimmel, who founded the firm in 1972 with Harold Leshem. “We’re together at work, socializing, at the ballgame, at our kids’ games. We have won the award for having the best work atmosphere for the last three years [by The News Journal]. “I call the lawyers my brothers.”
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Kimmel Carter specializes in personal injury, workers’ compensation and nursing home negligence cases, and has 11 attorneys, with more than 30 paralegals, assistants, clerks and other professionals providing support.
Kimmel represented insurance companies at the beginning of his career but changed his focus and help those “who had been injured, rather than helping the other side.” Kimmel’s son, Larry, is the firm’s managing partner, having taken over the role in 2013.
“Everyone respects Larry,” Kimmel said. “He’s the rainmaker for the firm. He brings in the most business for the firm, and he works the hardest of everyone.”
Kimmel Carter supports several charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, the Junior Achievement Center and the Arthritis Foundation. It is also primary sponsor of the annual Blue-Gold High School All-Star Basketball Games, which bring together the top boys and girls players in the state each year at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center. All of the proceeds to go Best Buddies Delaware.
And help the “family” keep on giving.