Thomas P. Scrivo - Partner
THOMAS P. SCRIVO has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. He has extensive experience in the areas of complex commercial and corporate litigation, labor and employment law, land use and zoning, construction litigation, health care law, real estate tax appeal litigation, estates and trusts litigation, professional liability litigation, patent, copyright, trademark infringement and anti-trust litigation, municipal law, ERISA, election law, environmental law, workers' compensation, toxic tort and product liability litigation, class actions, and securities litigation.
In his labor and employment practice, Mr. Scrivo represents management in labor and employment matters. He 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. In addition, Mr. Scrivo has a traditional labor practice in the public and private sectors, representing management as principal spokesperson and as counsel to principal negotiators.
In his municipal law practice, Mr. Scrivo serves as Township Attorney to three New Jersey municipalities. In addition, Mr. Scrivo has served as special counsel to municipalities for matters involving real estate tax appeals, labor and employment, construction litigation, civil rights litigation, public bidding and contracts, redevelopment law, and election law. He also represents developers in land use matters before planning boards, boards of adjustment and municipal bodies. Mr. Scrivo is the author of the treatise, New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, which is updated annually.
Mr. Scrivo is a past President of the Essex County Bar Association. In 2001, he served as Chair of the Essex County Bar Association’s WTC Disaster Relief Task Force, which coordinated the training of more than 250 attorneys to provide free legal services to families and victims of 9/11. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. In 2002, he was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the District V-B Ethics Committee, where he served until 2006. He regularly lectures at seminars presented by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Essex County Bar Association, and other groups. In January 2015, Mr. Scrivo was appointed by Chief Justice Rabner as Vice-Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Working Group on Ethical Issues Involving Metadata in Electronic Documents.
In 2002, Mr. Scrivo was named one of New Jersey’s “Top 40 Lawyers under 40” by the New Jersey Law Journal. He was also presented with the Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2002 by the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Society at Seton Hall University School of Law. He also serves on the Essex County College Board of Trustees. In addition, Mr. Scrivo has also been listed in Super Lawyers® (2005-2014), a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas of Business Litigation and State, Local & Municipal. 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 was selected as Chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Essex County Heart Walk.