Scott B. Piekarsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Phillips Nizer LLP
 | 433 Hackensack Ave, 8th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-487-3700
Fax: 201-646-1764
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)


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Attorney Profile

The manager of Piekarsky & Associates, LLC, in Wyckoff, New Jersey, Scott B. Piekarsky represents clients throughout the state in matters involving professional liability, legal malpractice, real estate litigation, legal ethics and expert review. A versatile litigator with a track record stretching back nearly three decades, he also takes on cases involving general litigation and mediation, including personal injury cases from both sides of the docket.

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in civil trial law, Mr. Piekarsky has been practicing law since he obtained his Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1986. He laid the foundation for his career as a clerk to the Honorable Peter Ciolino, the Bergen County Superior Court's assignment judge. Prior to law school, he earned his Bachelor of Science with great honors from Ramapo College in 1983. In addition to his trial law specialization, Mr. Piekarsky is an approved mortgage foreclosure mediator and a court-qualified mediator pursuant to Rule 1:40 in New Jersey. As such, he is a widely recognized authority on professional ethics.

Mr. Piekarsky is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. Formerly a barrister with the Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court, he has conducted more than 20 seminars for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and at conferences across the country on all aspects of civil law since 1994. In addition, Mr. Piekarsky published an article on avoiding malpractice litigation for the New Jersey Law Journal in 1998.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Professional Liability
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Real Estate
Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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About Scott Piekarsky

Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Rule 1:40 Court Qualified Mediator, Approved Mediator Mentor & Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator
  • Former Barrister, Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. N.Y. (White Plains), 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1986
  • New Jersey, 1986

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Appointed to the N.J. Supreme Court Committee on Women In The Courts

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • How to Get Evidence & Expert Testimony Admitted Into Court, NBI, April, 2007
  • Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics, NBI, March, 2009
  • Paralegal Litigation Skills: Managing Civil Discovery - IPE, June, 2008
  • Community Association's Institute at the 2000 National Conference in Anaheim, California - on Expert Witnesses, 2000
  • Community Association's Institute at the National Conference in Austin, Texas, Handling of Catastrophic Property Damage Claims, April of 1998
  • Proving Damage Caused by Mold Infestation, NBI, January 2007
  • Professional Responsibility and Trust and Business Accounting. Skills and Methods Course for Newly Admitted Attorneys,1998 - 2009
  • The Dermatologist as Expert Witness, Health Law Seminar, Fordham Law School, 2003 - 2009
  • Liability and Expert Witness Issues. Hackensack University Medical Center, Department of Dentistry - Grand Rounds, September 2006
  • Problem Solving For Condominiums and Homeowners Associations in New Jersey, NBI, August 2006
  • Evidence in Trial Practice, NBI, July 2006
  • 5th Annual Litigation Forum for Paralegals, NJ ICLE, 2006
  • Taking the Pledge - How to Conduct a "Civil" Practice, NJ ICLE, 2005
  • Getting Your Evidence and Expert Testimony Admitted into Court in New Jersey, NBI, November 2005
  • 4th Annual Litigation Forum for Paralegals, NJ ICLE, 2005
  • Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics in New Jersey, NBI, June 2004
  • Litigating The Legal Malpractice Claim, NJ - ICLE, 2004
  • Retainer Agreements For Litigators, NJ ICLE, January 2004
  • Document Gathering, Production and Management for Litigation Paralegals in New Jersey, NBI, 2003
  • Trial Ethics- How to Be Zealous Without Stepping Over The Line, NJ ICLE, November 2003
  • Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners Associations in New Jersey, NBI, April 2003
  • Legal Malpractice Update: NJICLE, 2001
  • Legal Malpractice Update: NJICLE. 2006 - 2009
  • Paralegals and The Litigation Team in New Jersey. IPE, December 1995
  • Good Faith Claim Handling For Maryland Casualty Company, Claims Dept. Parsippany, New Jersey, 1994
  • Author, "Avoiding Malpractice Claims," New Jersey Law Journal, July 1998

Representative Clients:

  • Grubbs v. Knoll, 376 N.J. Super 420 (App. Div.), 2005
  • Fraser v. Bovino, 317 N.J. Super 23 (App. Div.), 1998
  • Caputa v. Antiles, 296 N.J. Super 123 (App. Div.), 1996

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Educational Background:

  • Ramapo College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1983
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Office Location for Scott B. Piekarsky

433 Hackensack Ave
8th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-487-3700

Fax: 201-646-1764

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