SCOTT SALMON, Counsel with the firm, is an attorney with a wide range of experience in general civil litigation, employment law, election law, franchise law, and governmental representation.
Scott has handled complex matters involving employment discrimination (including discrimination based upon gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability) and wrongful termination. He routinely advises clients on termination and employee discipline, employee rights and benefits and other personnel matters. Through this ongoing counseling, Scott assists clients in the development and implementation of sound personnel policies consistent with the law and ensuring his clients will avoid litigation.
Scott has also advised and represented multiple local and congressional political campaigns on various election-related issues, including ballot-access, canvassing, advertisements and recounts. Scott advises organizations such as 501(c)(4) entities and Public Action Committees (“PACs”) on campaign finance rules and regulations. He has also provided counseling and litigation services to many governmental entities, including the Township of Berkeley Heights, the Borough of Garwood, and the Town of Westfield.
Scott has performed the following representative matters:
- Served as General Counsel to a successful campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Won an appeal to the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, in a matter that guaranteed bilingual ballots to a municipality in which nearly 70 percent of the population is Hispanic.
- Successfully defended the winner of a heavily contested primary in a recount, which ended with a margin of victory of just eleven votes.
- Secured favorable results for a whistleblower client who was terminated for reporting illegal activity to their superiors.
- Secured favorable results for a sexual harassment and assault victim asserting claims against a large public institution.
Scott also has significant experience in other legal areas, particularly in franchise law. He has represented both franchisors and franchisees in transactional as well as litigation matters.
He also enjoys writing. Scott’s articles have been featured and published in the following:
Scott is an Eagle Scout, has run three marathons, and is a devout fan of the New York Jets. Prior to engaging in the private practice of law, Scott worked for Judge Eric N. Vitaliano, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, as well as Judge Philip S. Straniere, New York City Civil Court. Scott also worked for the Richmond County District Attorney as well as for the Honorable Michael E. McMahon (NY-13) in the United States House of Representatives. He earned his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (with honors) from Franklin and Marshall College.