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Donald Scarinci

State, local, and municipal law Attorney at Lyndhurst, NJ

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 33 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 39 years
    New Jersey - NJ 40 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 40 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1984
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Donald Scarinci is the Founding Partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck. Mr. Scarinci focuses his practice on Municipal Law, School Law, and Health Care Law.

Over the years, Mr. Scarinci has achieved a high level of recognition for his work with public entities throughout the entire state of New Jersey. He has worked with some of the largest New Jersey municipalities and counties, as well as numerous planning and zoning boards, economic development authorities, school boards, utility authorities, and other public sector entities at every level of municipal, county, regional and state government.

Mr. Scarinci currently serves as Corporation Counsel to the City of Union City and served as counsel to the Democratic members of both the Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions in New Jersey in 2001. Mr. Scarinci has been designated as a Diplomate in Municipal Law, is an Associate Counsel to the New Jersey League of Municipalities, a Trustee of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys, and was formerly Counsel to the New Jersey State Assembly. He continues to be named to the “New Jersey Super Lawyers” list. The list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine in conjunction with New Jersey Monthly Magazine, is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 60 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mr. Scarinci has lectured and written extensively on subjects such as campaign finance reform and municipal law. He is the author of “David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution,” a historical biography about David Brearley, signer of the Constitution from the State of New Jersey and the first Federal District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey (1789).His new book, “Redistricting and the Politics of Reform,” was published in 2010.

Mr. Scarinci has been appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission. The Commission considers and approves all designs for American coinage. He is recognized internationally as an authority on medallic art and has written and spoken extensively on the subject.

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Donald Scarinci
1100 Valley Brook Avenue
Po Box 790
Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071-0790
Donald Scarinci
802 West Park Avenue Suite 222
Ocean, NJ, 07712-8526
Donald Scarinci
729 Seventh Ave
17th Floor
New York, NY, 10019
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Posted by Rachel | January 26, 2012
Trusted Advisor. Outstanding Lawyer
There is little doubt that Donald Scarinci is the most knowledgeable attorney to call with just about any question about government or the state and US constitution. He is the "go to" lawyer for mayors and councilmen in over half of northern New Jersey and just talking to him once will show you why. Donald has a skill at taking difficult concepts and making them easy to understand. His analysis is always insightful and he can help you solve problems and consider options in a way that I have never found other lawyers do. Donald is a good business lawyer too, with skills ranging from mergers and acquisitions to litigating commercial matters. In so many areas of law he is more than a lawyer, he is a trusted advisor.
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Posted by Spiros | January 24, 2012
A top tier attorney
Donald, is not only an expert in his practice with tremendous bench strength at Scarinci and Hollebeck, but he is an attorney who forms deep trusting relationships with his clients. This allows him to be successful where others struggle. I have worked with many attorneys over the last 20 years. I find Donald's level of integrity to be unmatched among his peers
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC
  • 1988 - Present
  • Corporation Counsel
  • City of Union City
  • 1985 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Hoboken University Medical Center
  • 2009 - 2011


  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • New York University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1980
  • Montclair State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 1983 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • N/A
  • Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • The Citizen Coinage Advisory Committee
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • N/A
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Independent Books
  • Redistricting and the Politics of Reform
  • 2010
  • New Jersey Heritage Press
  • David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Training seminar
  • LinkedIn for Lawyers
  • 2012

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