Thomas P. Scrivo - Partner
THOMAS P. SCRIVO is the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Newark office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer and a trusted advisor to clients in the public and private sectors. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. He is also the author of the New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, a leading governmental treatise covering a wide variety of topics, including ethics for public officials.
He has extensive experience in a diverse range of practice areas, including complex commercial and business litigation, labor and employment law, local government and redevelopment law, construction litigation, health care law, estates and trusts litigation, professional liability litigation, patent, copyright, trademark infringement and anti-trust litigation, toxic tort and product liability litigation, class actions, and securities litigation. He regularly appears before the state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitration tribunals throughout New Jersey. He has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on several occasions.
Mr. Scrivo represents employers’ interests in employment discrimination claims involving race, sex, religion, age, handicap or sexual orientation. He regularly handles cases involving wrongful discharge, retaliation, breach of contract, whistleblowing, and related claims. He has litigated many cases involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants in employment agreements. He provides counseling to clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including general employment advice and counseling, preparing employee manuals and handbooks, and conducting internal investigations. He also conducts management and employee training. Mr. Scrivo has a traditional labor practice in the public and private sectors, representing management as principal spokesperson and as counsel to principal negotiators.
Mr. Scrivo serves as the municipal attorney to several New Jersey municipalities. He has also served as special counsel to governmental agencies in a wide array of litigated matters, including real estate tax appeals, labor and employment, construction litigation, civil rights litigation, public bidding and contracts, and redevelopment law. He also represents developers in land use matters before planning boards, boards of adjustment and municipal bodies.
Mr. Scrivo is past President of the Essex County Bar Association and a current Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He served as Chair of the Essex County Bar Association’s WTC Disaster Relief Task Force and supervised the training of more than 250 attorneys to provide free legal services to families and victims of the 9/11 attacks. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He has served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-B Ethics Committee. A frequent lecturer, he has spoken on dozens of occasions at legal seminars on a variety of topics, including attorney ethics. Mr. Scrivo was appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner as Vice-Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Working Group on Ethical Issues Involving Metadata in Electronic Documents.
Mr. Scrivo has previously been named one of New Jersey’s “Top 40 Lawyers under 40” by the New Jersey Law Journal. He was also the recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award by the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Society at Seton Hall University School of Law. He served on the Essex County College Board of Trustees for fifteen years. Mr. Scrivo has also been listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2015), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Business Litigation and State, Local & Municipal since and in 2015 was listed as one of New Jersey’s Top 100 Lawyers. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court). In 2014, Mr. Scrivo served as Chair of the Essex County Heart Walk, which raised more than $500,000 for the American Heart Association.