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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.


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Fred Shahrooz Scampato, Attorney at Law

445 East Broad Street
Second Floor
Westfield, NJ, 07090-2123

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
    22 years
  2. Discrimination: 25%
    22 years
  3. Business: 10%
    22 years
  4. Civil Rights: 5%
    22 years


Payment types:

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: PlaintiffNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2016
Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: PlaintiffNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer, Employment LitigationNew Jersey Super Lawyer2014
Best of New Jersey: Award of ExcellenceThe Italian Voice2014
Businessman of the YearNational Republican Congressional Committee, Business Advisory Council2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorFairleigh Dickinson University2001 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Fred Shahrooz Scampato, PC1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)Vice President2016 - Present
Boys and Girls Clubs of Union CountyBoard of Directors2014 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)Board of Trustees2012 - Present
Calais SchoolBoard of Trustees2012 - Present
Union County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1991 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Middlesex County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Paris vs. Mercer CountyThe parties entered into a settlement during jury selection.
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Publication nameTitleDate
NJ Institute For Continuing Legal EducationNew Jersey Civil Rights Act2010
New Jersey Law JournalState Discrimination Law Awaits Gay Rights Test1994
Illinois Bar JournalCriminal Procedure/Exclusionary Rule/Standing/Residential Premises1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Drew UniversityInternational RelationsMA - Masters1985
Drew UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NELA-NJ Dinner Meeting & CLE ProgramExamining Workplace Investigations in Sexual Harssment Litigation2016
New Jersey Paralegal ConventionEmployment Law Basics2015
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, NELA/NJ Dinner MeetingE-Discovery Overview for Employment Cases2012
NELA-NJ Dinner Meeting & CLE ProgramHow to Address Spoliation of Evidence Issues in Federal and State Courts for Employment Attorneys2011
NELA-NJ 2010 Annual ConferenceNew Jersey Civil Rights Act Update2010