Skip to main content

Christopher P Lenzo

Discrimination Attorney at Morristown, NJ

5.0   32 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 29 years
    New Jersey - NJ 30 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    30%

    30 years, 150 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    30%

    30 years, 200 cases

  3. Wrongful termination
    30%

    30 years, 175 cases

  4. Sexual harassment
    10%

    30 years, 15 cases

WE FIGHT AS HARD AS YOU WORK. WE HELP ALL KINDS OF EMPLOYEES WITH LEGAL ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE.

Chris Lenzo has been fighting to protect the rights of employees in the workplaces of New Jersey and New York for over a quarter-century. During that time, Chris has represented employees at all levels, from custodians to CEOs, and even a New Jersey Air National Guard fighter pilot. The cases that Chris has handled have involved virtually every area of employment law, including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, failure to accommodate disabilities, medical leave retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations. The wrongful employment actions at issue in those matters have included firings, job eliminations, layoffs, reductions in force, reorganizations, restructurings, hostile work environments, demotions, and failures to promote.

 

The approach Chris takes in representing clients is first and foremost practical. What does the client want? What does the client really need? What can reasonably be accomplished? How can we get to that outcome in the least time-consuming and most cost-effective way? What are the pros and cons of each potential course of action? The methodologies Chris uses range from advising the client behind the scenes, to negotiating directly on the client’s behalf, to engaging experienced and knowledgeable mediators both before and after filing suit to get the other side to recognize its potential liability to his client, to litigating cases in court and trying cases before juries.

 

However, his practicality does not stop Chris from being aggressive when necessary. Multiple clients have told Chris that another attorney referred them to him because he is known as a “bulldog” who does not back down.

 

Practicality also does not stop Chris from being creative when necessary. Chris is known by his peers in the employment law bar as an attorney who is willing to think outside the box and pursue novel claims to expand the law and take it to where it needs to go to protect employees from unfairness in the workplace.

 

Much of Chris’s success stems from the respect he has earned from his adversaries in the defense bar, who have repeatedly voted to include Chris in lists of New Jersey Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America for several years.* Those lawyers know that when their clients receive a demand letter or lawsuit from Chris, it is to be taken seriously, because Chris screens his clients and cases carefully. They also know that while Chris will fight for his clients zealously, his credibility and ethics are impeccable.

 

Chris knows what it means to work for a living. Before attending Harvard Law School, Chris worked as a dishwasher, custodian, laborer, warehouse clerk, and delivery driver. He understands how hard his clients work and appreciates how much it hurts when their employers betray them.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2019,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2019 2015 2014

Location

Lenzo & Reis, LLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Anthony | November 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Depot
Christoper Lenzo is a great lawyer. He effectively and successfully represented my interests. I greatly appreciated his clear analysis of my circumstances, as well as his strong communication skills-he always kept me up to date regarding my case I would recommend him.
Posted by Michael | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Discrimination
I had great experience working with Chris. He is very professional, confident, detailed oriented. He was on top of the entire process and always kept me informed. Was great working with such professional.
Posted by Gary | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GAC
Chris was informative, helpful, patient and always professional with me, the court and his adversary. He handled some "thorny" issues skillfully.
Posted by Kathleen | May 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb lawyer - Christopher Lenzo
Christoper Lenzo is a superb lawyer. He effectively and successfully represented my interests. I greatly appreciated his clear analysis of my circumstances, as well as his strong communication skills - he always kept me in the loop regarding my case. Perhaps most importantly, he is a skilled negotiator. I would recommend him to any family member or friend seeking legal counsel
Read less
Posted by Sofia | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, integrity, and determination. Outstanding representation!
Chris Lenzo did an outstanding job in my employment discrimination case. He responded to my questions in a timely fashion, provided clear communication through each step of the process, and handled my case in an honest and straight forward manner. Chris’s expertise in employment law along with his hard work ensured justice would prevail in my case and got me the compensation I deserved. Likewise, Chris’s law firm staff was professional, courteous, organized, and effective. I highly recommend Chirs Lenzo’s firm to anyone with an employment legal matter in New Jersey or New York.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Trustworthy, Dependable
Chris and his firm are exactly what I was looking for in representation. He came highly recommended to me, and exceeded my expectations. Most of all I wanted someone to represent me fairly and honestly, and be dependable... do what he says he would and when. He walked me through the process and was very patient with me when he needed to be, and direct when he needed to be. He and his firm were more than I could've wanted. I highly recommend him!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Outcome at Reasonable Cost
Mr. Lenzo handled an employment matter for me and negotiated a very favorable severance package. During my first meeting with him, he provided me with a realistic expectation of the potential outcome, and we ended up about where he had predicted. Although I'm sure he would be the first to say that there are no guarantees in legal matters, in my particular case he was right on. Mr. Lenzo made the entire process relatively painless and almost stress-free for me, which was especially important because I was dealing with health issues at the time. Mr. Lenzo's fees were very reasonable and he delivered great value for the money. I highly recommend Mr. Lenzo.
Read less
Posted by Thomas Daugherty | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, savvy, attentive, effective.
From the first meeting, he was consistently attentive to listening and understanding the facts of the case as I described it. Made sure I understood the legal perspective (ours, opponents, and the courts) when it came to important aspects. Never over-complicated situations that could have been drawn out into the details. Always an appropriate communicator (not over not under). I never felt "handled" (and I have by other attorneys in the past). And yes, won a settlement that was above my expectation.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Age Discrimination Claim
Before the initial consultation with Chris, he and staff carefully reviewed my information to ensure there was a sound basis for a claim. I very much appreciated this time taken to avoid any false expectations. Once I met with Chris he clearly set a reasonable goal for me. With that being said, Chris worked diligently, confidently and very professionally to achieve the desired outcome. I am beyond pleased and highly recommend Chris and his team.
Read less
Posted by Jessica | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You’re in the best hands
It’s stressful when you find yourself in a position of needing an employment lawyer but working with Chris made a difficult situation that much better. Chris is one of the smartest, most thorough and well-spoken people I have ever met and it was a blessing to have him in my corner. He communicates well and is very responsive. He truly has his client’s best interest at heart. I would recommend Chris in a heart beat and know that anyone who works with him will have the same positive experience that I did.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Christopher Lenzo
I was referred to Chris Lenzo by a very dear friend who is a prominent employment attorney. Chris was introduced as a talented, accomplished litigator who would bring energy and passion every day. He certainly did not disappoint. Chris kept me in the loop and up to date every step of the way. His entire staff was courteous and efficient. The settlement Chris was able to orchestrate is right in line with the goals we established at the outset of my lawsuit. I am thoroughly satisfied with the representation I received and will confidently recommend him in the future.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Law Expert
I hired Mr. Lenzo to represent me in a gender discrimination case against my former employer while I was still employed by the company. I had consulted with other attorneys prior to meeting Mr. Lenzo and each had expressed doubt about commencing the case while I was a current employee. Mr. Lenzo on the other hand did not hesitate, showing that he was not afraid to fight for his clients’ rights and take on seemingly “tougher” cases even if it means ruffling a few feathers. Mr. Lenzo’s attention to detail is phenomenal. Aside from being an employment law expert, he takes the time to make sure that all his T’s are crossed and his I’s dotted. Mr. Lenzo and his team took the daunting process of standing up to my employer and made it almost painless. There was never a moment where I needed Mr. Lenzo and could not reach him, or where his office “dropped the ball”. I am truly grateful to have been a beneficiary of the well-oiled machine that is Lenzo & Reis, LLC.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Mr. Lenzo guided and advised us expertly through our case. He accomplished exactly what he set out to do and in a complete professional manner.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful termination
I hired Chris Lenzo, after talking to three attorneys, because of his passion and responsiveness. He has an excellent record of dedicated service and proven results. It was his strong belief in my conviction that I was wrongfully terminated that tipped my decision. Throughout the process, through to resolution, Chris responded quickly to my inquiries until I understood the legal aspects of the matters at hand, and he leveraged my expertise of the subject matter and the other parties involved. When an unusual legal issue, unrelated to my termination, arose, outside of his primary expertise, he sought additional legal counsel to help both of us understand the situation. He delivered stellar support during the final phase of the resolution of the matter, demonstrating his strong passion and commitment to my case, knowing when to listen and knowing when to argue and fight for my cause. Because of his strong passion and championship, I was absolutely satisfied with the outcome and believe together we achieved justice for a clear case of wrongful termination.
Read less
Posted by Dominick | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Chris was very attentive and knowledgeable on all aspects of employment law. He kept me informed of the process and any responses received from the other party. Chris was always easily reachable by phone or email - even outside of work hours and on weekends. He was very honest in his interpretation of the case and what the possible outcomes could be if we followed his recommendations, but always giving me the choice to make the final decision. He effortlessly picked apart the other attorney and was able to quickly obtain a better settlement than I was even expecting. I would strongly recommend him as a lawyer and as a person of integrity.
Read less
Posted by Eddie | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment Race Discrimination
Chris handled my executive employment discrimination claim against my former employer. He was recommended by a trusted friend/attorney. From the initial consultation through the final contact and case closing Chris has been excellent. He built a very strong case from the facts I provided and his deep understanding of the laws associated with employment discrimination. His due diligence in working through the process with corporate attorneys and their outside counsel was very professional and effective. Chris' approach to negotiation (aggressive but reasonable targets) was critical to us reaching a settlement via mediation. This proved best for all parties. I am very pleased with the service Chris and his firm provided along with the outcome. He is a strong advocate for the employee, tenacious and follows through on execution.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Seperation Agreement
Chris help me negotiate a separation agreement. He is very understanding in regards to your personal situation and that you might be stressed out on occasion. His guidance in the process was very valuable, helped avoiding litigation and I feel that the result was very fair for both parties. In addition he is very persistent and follows up regularly to keep the process moving forward and as short as possible.
Read less
Posted by Mark | July 1, 2015
A lawyer's lawyer!
Having recently concluded a case with Chris, and having practiced law for over 30 years in more then one state, I can attest to the fact that Chris represents the "upper range" of the top 1% of the practicing employment lawyers in his field. Representing a fellow lawyer can be a pain in the ____, but Chris was dead on in his advice, his knowledge, and at times his demeanor and helped me through a difficult time and case. I wholeheartedly recommend him to others needing a great employment lawyer!
Read less
Posted by David | June 27, 2015
Great Employment Attorney
Chris is an excellent employment attorney. He is knowledgable, experienced, and hard working. He worked to negotiate a settlement almost four times greater than the original offer made by my previous employer. I am very pleased with his work and will recommend him to anyone who has been wrongfully terminated. Chris will fight for you and see you are compensated fairly.
Read less
Posted by Lou | June 5, 2015
Five Star Guidance
When you find yourself in the need of an attorney to help you fight an unfair labor issue with (in my case a major corporation) its not just about the facts. There is a level of emotional stress that I didn't realize would be part of the process. Chris provided me with the right balance of intelligence, skill and yes emotional support all leading to a favorable outcome.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Green Savits & Lenzo, LLC
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Counsel
  • Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Member
  • Francis, Lenzo & Manshel, LLC
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Smith Mullin, PC
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Law Clerk to Associate Justice Daniel O'Hern
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 1993 - 1994
View all work experience

Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Frizalone v. NJ Transit
  • $1,549,000 Jury Verdict for Plaintiff

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 1994 - Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charge Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2014
  • New Jersey Superior Court Civil Mediation Program
  • Mediator
  • 2002 - 2007
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • New Jersey Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • New Jersey Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law -- Individuals, Newark
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • New Jersey Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • New Jersey Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • New Jersey Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law -- Individuals, Newark
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2013
  • Labor & Employment Litigation and Employment Law -- Individuals
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Labor & Employment Law and Plaintiffs' Employment Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
View all awards

Publications

  • New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 2
  • The Free Speech Rights of Lawyers and Litigants in Civil Matters
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Current Workplace Investigation Trends 2020
  • Attacking Employer Investigations of Employee Complaints of Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
Endorse Christopher
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Discrimination Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent attorney, very well versed and knowledgeable in matters relating to employment law. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lenzo is a well respected and knowledgeable member of the labor and employment community in New Jersey."
This attorney hasn't created any attorney endorsements recently on Avvo.

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Morristown Discrimination Lawyer Christopher P Lenzo
Christopher P Lenzo
Discrimination Attorney
Morristown, NJ
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available