Green, Savits & Lenzo LLC
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Experiencing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or other unlawful conduct in the workplace can be both emotionally and financially devastating, whether it results in you being fired, suffering a demotion, being denied a promotion, losing pay, or being subjected to some less obvious but no less harmful illegal action. Starting with an initial consultation, the employment lawyers at Green, Savits & Lenzo can guide you in addressing these stressful situations by helping you understand the complex employment laws covering your particular situation. Green, Savits & Lenzo will also advice you on the various ways to legally address your legal issues, whether through behind-the-scenes counseling, direct negotiations, or litigation. The attorneys at Green, Savits & Lenzo have over 50 years of collective experience representing employees of all types, from Fortune 500 executives to professionals such as doctors, lawyers, and scientists to business people such as sales representatives to government employees such as police officers and teachers. The firm's lawyers have successfully tried cases of age discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblower retaliation. Our attorneys have also successfully appeared in eleven New Jersey Supreme Court decisions, involving issues such as pregnancy discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment, and punitive damages.
Jon Green, Glen Savits, and Christopher Lenzo have received the highest rating of AV from the national attorney peer-rating system maintained by the legal directory Martindale-Hubbell. They have also been selected by their peers in the labor and employment law bar to be included in the Thomson Reuters list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the practice areas of labor and employment law and plaintiffs’ employment litigation. Christopher Lenzo has been selected by his peers to be included in the list of Best Lawyers In America in the practice area of labor and employment law. Claudia Reis has been selected by her peers to be included in the Thomson Reuters list of New Jersey Rising Stars in the practice areas of labor and employment law and plaintiffs’ employment litigation. Green, Savits & Lenzo has been included in the list of Best Law Firms published by US News & World Report in the practice area of representing individuals in employment law matters.*
While offering the personal service of a small firm, Green, Savits & Lenzo uses state-of-the-art technology and has successfully challenged powerful opponents, such as AT&T, CNA Insurance, ExxonMobil, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Pfizer, RCN, and other Fortune 500 companies. In recognition of the varied financial circumstances of our clients, we tailor our fees to each client's unique situation. To that end, Green, Savits & Lenzo offers various fee arrangements in an effort to make high-quality employment law services affordable and available to everyone.
We are conveniently located in Morristown, which is one of New Jersey's corporate centers and only a short distance from New York City.
The respected New Jersey employment lawyers at Green, Savits & Lenzo, LLC, serve clients throughout Northern and Central New Jersey, as well as New York. They provide comprehensive employment law representation to those facing a wide variety of issues, including the following:
JON W. GREEN is a partner in the law firm of Green, Savits & Lenzo, LLC. He currently concentrates in the practice of employment law and civil rights litigation on behalf of employees. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits. He has been designated as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court since 1998.
Over his career, Mr. Green has tried over thirty (30) cases in New York and New Jersey state courts and New Jersey federal courts with about half of them going to verdict. Those cases involved employment law claims, personal injury claims, insurance policy coverage disputes, commercial contracts and leases, residential real estate disputes including boundary disputes and contract claims and construction contract disputes. Mr. Green's experience in employment law litigation runs the gamut from wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation claims, whistle-blowing claims, reasonable accommodation claims, employment contracts and hostile work environment/harassment claims. He has obtained favorable trial verdicts in cases of sexual harassment, color and age discrimination and retaliatory discharge against CNA Insurance Companies, Mercedes Benz USA, the State of New Jersey’s Division of Mental Health, and IBM Corp. Other employment law or discrimination cases that Mr. Green has tried and then settled during trial included a breach of contract claim involving bonus and severance payments and a motel franchise termination claim.
Additionally, he has also been involved in a number of ground-breaking appellate decisions in employment law either as counsel of record or as amicus curiae before the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey Appellate Division and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Those decisions are listed below. Each and every year since 2005, Mr. Green has been selected by his peers as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in Plaintiff’s Employment Litigation.* He has also been given the highest rating of “AV” by the nationwide Martindale-Hubble directory for the last ten years.
Mr. Green is currently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In 2007, he was named Co-Chair of the Electronic Discovery Subcommittee of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. He has in the last several years given seminars on the nuts and bolts of the cutting edge field of electronic discovery, i.e., obtaining relevant evidence contained in electronic format including emails and attachments, electronic presentations and social media. He has been for the past decade a Master in New Jersey’s Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court that concentrates solely on teaching new lawyers in the fundamentals of practicing employment law.
He is also a member of the American Bar Association. He was selected in 2010 to participate in the ABA’s Labor & Employment Section’s Leadership Development Program. He was previously Co-Chair of the Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee of the ABA’s Litigation Section. He was also Co-Chief Editor of the ABA Employment Litigation Deskbook, in which he co-wrote chapters on Summary Judgment and Trial Preparation. He was also the Co-Chief Editor of the ABA's Model Jury Instructions on Employment Law that was published in 2005.
He speaks and writes frequently about employment law both in New Jersey and nationally.
Areas of Practice:
Harassment/hostile work environment
Family and Medical Leave
Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification, 1998-present
New York, 1980
New Jersey, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, 1979
Honors: Finalist, Jacob Burns Moot Court Competition
Claremont McKenna College, 1976
Honors: Cum Laude
“Employment Litigation in New Jersey, Chapter 1 Co-Author, “Retention of Counsel, Client Counseling and Pre-Claim Fact Investigation”, Lexis-Nexis/Matthew Bender 2006
"Model Jury Instructions: Employment Litigation", 2nd ed., Co-Chief Editor, American Bar Association, 2005
The Scarlet W, Worth Magazine, February, 2005
"Employment Litigation Handbook" (Co-Chief Editor), Summary Judgment and Trial Preparation Chapters (Co-Author), American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 1998
"Farragher, Ellerth & Lehmann, Ingredients for a Great Recipe or Oil and Water?", New Jersey Lawyer, No. 196, April, 1999
"So, What's The Case Worth? A Guide for Plaintiff's Counsel", New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter, 1998
"Selecting the Forum for an Employment Case: State or Federal", (Co-Author), New Jersey Lawyer, July/August, 1996
Rost v. Pfizer, Inc., 248 F.R.D. 417 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
DeWees v. RCN Corp., 380 N.J. Super. 511 (App. Div. 2005)
Delli Santi v. CNA Insurance Companies, 88 F. 3d 192 (3d Cir. 1996)
Rendine v. Pantzer, 141 N.J. 292 (1995)
Rathemacher v. IBM Corp., 57 FEP Cases 460 (D. N.J. 1990)
Green v. City of Jersey City, 177 N.J. 434 (2003) (Amicus curiae counsel)
Lockley v. New Jersey Department of Corrections, 177 N.J. 413 (2003) (Amicus curiae counsel)
Holmin v. TRW, Inc., 167 N.J. 205 (2001) (Amicus curiae counsel )
Cutler v. Dorn, 196 N.J. 419 (2008)(Amicus curiae counsel)
Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright, ___ N.J. ____ (dec’d 12/2/2010)(Amicus curiae counsel)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Committee Electronic Discovery Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2007-Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section Co-Chair, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee, 1998-2001
National Employment Lawyers Association Co-Chair, Amicus Committee, New Jersey Chapter, 2002-2008
National Employment Lawyers Association
Member, Executive Committee, New Jersey Chapter, 2002-2006
Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, 1999 - Present
Township of Springfield, 1988
Chairman, Ethics Committee
May 9, 1954, Manhasset, New York
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