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Fred S Shahrooz-Scampato

Sexual harassment Attorney at Westfield, NJ

4.3   11 reviews

also known as Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Fred Scampato

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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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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Location

Fred Shahrooz Scampato, Attorney at Law
121 South Euclid Avenue
Second Floor
Westfield, NJ, 07090

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Posted by Terry | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Mr. Scampto responds quickly, takes the matter in hand and immediately gets results! He doesn't play around, and he doesn't delay in getting satisfaction for his client! He is trustworthy and fair at all times. He runs a small practice so you know you're getting the gold each time, not a paralegal doing all the work - I highly recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel!
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Posted by Tenesha | August 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fred was wonderful to work with
Fred helped me with a case back in 2018 and he was very professional and knowledgeable! He helped me with any questions I had and was always sure to fill me in on what was happening with the case. You can tell he is very passionate about his work and really does put his client first. I would definitely recommend hiring Fred he was wonderful to work with!
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Posted by Roj | January 13, 2013
A Diligent and Aggressive Employment Attorney that Fights for Me and Protects my Business
Fred is our Business Attorney for over 10 years and manages all of our business contracts and agreements. Since we launched our software in 2010 we need Fred's expertise in business contracts even more. He also represented me on several personal employment cases. We won 3 of 3 cases so far because Fred took time to work diligently on my case and followed through t a victory. I highly recommend Fred for your personal and business cases.
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Posted by cheryl | June 20, 2012
A Great Detailed Investigative Attorney
I've met with Fred Scampato and he was truly polite as well as attentive to determining the direction a case should be presented. He gives suggestions on approaching a case in order for it to be a justified argument. My first intial meeting with Mr. Scampato was pleasant and would recommend him to business associates.
Posted by M. | January 31, 2011
A Labor Atty Client
I used Fred Scampato for an enployment contract and was pleasantly surprised with how effectively and efficiently he handled the matter. Fred has a wonderful demeanor that is not combative in that he causes situations to expand out of proportion; alternatively, he definitely looks out for you and offers options. After my experience, he handled another labor matter for family and we were again satisfied with the outcome. You will not see the inefficiencies of a firm with junior or inexperienced attorneys who then report to the partner. Services were reasonable priced and I certainly would use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2010
excellent professional
I have had many bad experiences with lawyers before Mr Scampato. Normally they are keen to get your business then just go on vacation as they continuously bill you. Mr Scampato was completely different. He was always available when I called and would often call me to keep me updated with my case. He worked hard and was very professional. Unlike most other lawyers he actually spent the time to familiarise himself with my case.i recommend him highly. I wish more lawyers ere like him.
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Posted by Marky | October 22, 2008
Excellent Law knowledge, situational wisdom, and communication skills.
Fred represented me on a sensitive matter regarding discrimination and employment at a large international corporation. We won the issue. He has been praised by doctors at the top of their profession for his ability to handled highly sensitive situations in a very efficient manner. Fred’s Law knowledge, wisdom and communication skills make him a very valuable asset to have in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2008
excellent, detail oriented, sincere
Fred represented me in a very unique and difficult case regarding a school district and a school union. We ultimately won the battle. He was always thorough and very detail oriented. A very sincere person, not what the usual persona of a lawyer is, just a really nice guy.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2008
Highly Recommend this attorney
Fred Scampato represented me on a number of business litigation matters. And he won each and every one, without exception. Freds attention to detail and communications skills with clients are the best I've ever seen with an attorney. Fred has handled matters for me for the last 10 years, and continues to represent me as needed in business litigation. They don't come more attentive or qualified.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
poor communication
Hired Mr. Fred S Shahrooz-Scampato his communication was very poor. He did not answer my questions. Would not recommend this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2012
Dissapointed Client In The End
At first, I thought Mr Scampato was an ok attorney. That was until he had received my payment and I ended up doing his job for him. After the initial payment was received, he barely fought to insure the best offer in my favor. Rather, he attempted to cast shadow of receiving a better offer from the defendant. At that point, I felt he wanted to make a quick buck and finish my case immediately to leave court early. In my opinion, Mr. Scampato doesn't work in the client's best interest rather in his.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Fred Shahrooz Scampato, PC
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Drew University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1985
  • Drew University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Paris vs. Mercer County
  • The parties entered into a settlement during jury selection.

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2023
  • Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Superlawyer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • 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
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Publications

  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Criminal Procedure/Exclusionary Rule/Standing/Residential Premises
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012, NELA/NJ Dinner Meeting
  • E-Discovery Overview for Employment Cases
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (17)
Endorse Fred
General practice Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is a good attorney and a good man. He genuinely cares about his clients. I recommend him."
Discrimination Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fred Shahrooz-Scampato, Esq. is very knowledgeable, insightful and professional in every aspect of his practice. He is an expert in his field, I would take his advice as authoritative and refer my clients who can use his services without hesitation. On top of the professional skills and talents Fred is easy to speak with and gives the time and thought to everyone he meets. His clients benefit by his service and demeanor."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fred is an excellent attorney who has an encyclopedic knowledge of employment law and litigation strategy. He uses these with great skill in zealously representing his clients. If you have a case that is in Fred's practice areas, you will be very lucky to have Fred represent you."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Fred is a true professional - intuitive, creative and well-versed in the facts and law of every case he handles. He is the "go to" lawyer who cares deeply about his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fred for years. I have a personal injury practice, and whenever a client calls me with an employment issue, I refer him/her to Fred, without hesitation. Every client that I have referred to Fred has been very satisfied with his services. Fred is very thorough and knowledgeable in his field of expertise, and is simply the best in in his field."
Business Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is an excellent attorney, very well versed and knowledgeable in matters relating to business law. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked or consulted with Mr. Shahrooz-Scampato on a number of employment discrimination case. I have always found him to be hard-working, insightful and dedicated to the clients. Also an excellent writer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is a superb lawyer in every way. He focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment. His burning goal is to insure that people's rights are protected in the workplace. He is a fighter who goes to great lengths to support his client, yet he is a man of great ethical strength. He is an advocate inside and outside the courtroom. If you face any employment issue, Fred should be the first stop."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Fred on a case and have also referred clients to him. He is an excellent lawyer with a stellar reputation. Fred is a zealous advocate for his clients and gets them the results they deserve."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fred is a careful and competent employment attorney who has assisted a close friend of a family member with his rights regarding a recent termination and employment contract. I would recommend him for his passion and technical expertise, the two most imortant qualities for any lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated attorney who is an expert in Employment Law. He has won high awards for a multitude of happy clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred has always been professional in my dealings with him. Also, as a long standing member of NJ NELA, I know that he's dedicated to fighting for the rights of employees in the workplace. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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