Successfully litigated my first jury trial; obtained $65,000 award for my client in November of 1992. Meticulously followed the coaching of senior colleagues at the firm while performing alone in the courtroom. Dealt with a range of unforeseen events in high-pressure circumstances lasting several days. Prevailed securing the judgment and prevailed again upon appeal.
In 2003, obtained a verdict for $1.2 million dollars in commercial litigation matter involving attempted fraudulent transfer of corporate assets. Successfully utilized forensic CPA expert testimony to prove fraud and to provide basis for damages. Over the course of the next three years, defeated all of adversary’s efforts in post judgment motion and appellate stages of litigation to overturn judgment.
Instrumental in obtaining a more than one quarter million dollar verdict in a complicated personal injury case. Proved my ability to quickly and effectively deal with numerous anticipated objections and motions over a two-week trial. Successful in securing verdict by defeating post-judgment motion for new trial and appeal.
Developed reputation for skill in satisfying difficult, hard to deal with clients. Devoted considerable extra time to these individuals to protect the business, assure its profitability and cement relationships. Considered by colleagues as an expert at nurturing important but challenging new clients.
Continuing to develop representation of state, county and local law enforcement officers. Represent officers at Departmental Hearings and Administrative Court in defense of disciplinary charges. Successfully settled harassment suit for county corrections officer. Represented dozens of officers in various personal injury lawsuits. Successful in arbitration where a police officers vehicle was intentionally struck by the uninsured motorist's vehicle. After extensive study of the issue, I developed the argument that the police officer did not intentionally cause the accident while the uninsured motorist did, therefore the officer should be allowed compensation under his insurance policy. This legal argument was victorious at arbitration. A year later, a similar case was litigated to the same conclusion.
Demonstrated strong capability to perform effectively, winning jury trials years before other members of my graduating law school class. Secured high intensity, high quality experience by talking on dozens of new and difficult situations and delivering positive results.
Acquired fifteen years of experience being responsible for handling hundreds of cases from start to finish. I am a results oriented performer in personal injury, employment problems, civil litigation, municipal court, criminal law, divorce and other fields of law.
On a slip and fall case involving snow, our engineering expert could not find a reason to find the owner of the property to be held in for structural deficiencies in the property. I took the initiative and personally went to the site and determined that the pavement in the lot was not level. This enabled a report finding the owner of the premises to have some liability. A settlement exceeding $200,000 was achieved but would have been impossible without my resourcefulness in finding a way to keep both the tenant and the owner in the case.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer, Employment Litigation||New Jersey Super Lawyer||2014|
|Best of New Jersey: Award of Excellence||The Italian Voice||2014|
|Businessman of the Year||National Republican Congressional Committee, Business Advisory Council||2005|
|Adjunct Professor||Fairleigh Dickinson University||2001 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Fred Shahrooz Scampato, PC||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)||Vice President||2016 - Present|
|Boys and Girls Clubs of Union County||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)||Board of Trustees||2012 - Present|
|Calais School||Board of Trustees||2012 - Present|
|Union County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||1991 - Present|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Middlesex County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|NJ Institute For Continuing Legal Education||New Jersey Civil Rights Act||2010|
|New Jersey Law Journal||State Discrimination Law Awaits Gay Rights Test||1994|
|Illinois Bar Journal||Criminal Procedure/Exclusionary Rule/Standing/Residential Premises||1991|
|University of Illinois College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Drew University||MA - Masters||1985|
|Drew University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|NELA-NJ Dinner Meeting & CLE Program||Examining Workplace Investigations in Sexual Harssment Litigation||2016|
|New Jersey Paralegal Convention||Employment Law Basics||2015|
|Wednesday, January 18, 2012, NELA/NJ Dinner Meeting||E-Discovery Overview for Employment Cases||2012|
|NELA-NJ Dinner Meeting & CLE Program||How to Address Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Federal and State Courts for Employment Attorneys||2011|
|NELA-NJ 2010 Annual Conference||New Jersey Civil Rights Act Update||2010|
|Paris vs. Mercer County||The parties entered into a settlement during jury selection.|
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