Christopher P. Lenzo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Morristown, NJ

Lenzo & Reis, LLC
 | 360 Mt. Kemble Ave., Suite 1004
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-845-9922
Fax: 973-845-9933
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)

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Attorney Profile

A partner at Lenzo & Reis, LLC, located in Morristown, New Jersey, Christopher P. Lenzo has provided aggressive representation to clients throughout the state for more than 20 years. Focusing his practice exclusively on employment law, he represents employees in cases involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblower retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, failure to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled workers and other related matters.

Mr. Lenzo received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1990, graduating in only three years while also being recognized as an Echols Scholar. He then went on to attend Harvard Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Lenzo spent a year as a law clerk to an associate justice on the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Lenzo has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America** every year since 2006. An active participant in several professional organizations, he is a member of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association and a member of the executive committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Lenzo has written numerous articles on employment law matters for professional journals.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Christopher Lenzo

Admitted: 1993, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.newjerseyemploymentattorneys.com/christopher-p-le...

Honors/Awards:

  • Echols Scholar, Dean’s List, Graduation in Three Years , University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Law, Best Lawyers, 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer, Top 100, Thomson Reuters, 2014 - 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law-Individuals, Newark Metropolitan Area, Best Lawyers in America, 2013 and 2016
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer, Labor and Employment Law and Plaintiffs’ Employment Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2005 – Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charge Committee, Employment Law Subcommittee, 2002 – 2014
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New Jersey, Member, Executive Board, 2000 – 2004, 2006 – 2008
  • American Bar Association, Plaintiffs' Co-Chair, Statutory Rights Subcommittee, 2003-2005
  • Mediator, New Jersey Superior Court Civil Mediation Program, 2002 – 2007
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Employment Trial Practices Subcommittee  Co-Chair, 2010 – 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1996
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New Jersey, Secretary, 2002 – 2004, 2006 – 2008
  • American Bar Association, Plaintiffs’ Co-Chair, Disabilities and Leaves of Absence Subcommittee, 2013 - 2016
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New Jersey, Chair, Amicus Committee, 1999 – 2001 
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Model Jury Charges Subcommittee Coordinator, 2011 – 2017
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, E-Discovery, Privacy and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Coordinator, 2017 – Present
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New Jersey, Chair, Legislative Committee, 2006 – 2008
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee Member, 2011 – Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Post-Employment Restrictions Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2006 – 2010
  • Master, Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, 2003 – Present
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Bar Association, Pro-Bono Committee Member, 2003-2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Remittitur Motions After He v. Miller: A Three-Judge Supreme Court Attack on Juries, Trial Lawyers, and Due Process Rights, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4, May 2012 
  • Conducting and Attacking Employment Investigations, New Jersey Law Journal 171 N.J.L.J. 1092, March 24, 2003 (with Kirsten S. Branigan) 
  • The Changing Contours of New Jersey Whistleblower Law, New Jersey Lawyer The Magazine, No. 196, April, 1999
  • Employment Litigation Handbook, Chapter 14, Arbitration and Mediation, Second Part: Arbitration of Employment Disputes: The Employee's Perspective (with Nancy Erika Smith), American Bar Association, 1998
  • Employment Litigation Handbook, Chapter 4, Experts (with Herbert E. Gerson, Maureen M. Rayborn, and Nancy Erika Smith), American Bar Association, 1998
  • Cramped Construction: Court Takes Too Narrow a View of the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. CLI, No. 12, 1998
  • The Pitfalls of Mandatory Arbitration for Employment Litigation Plaintiffs and How to Avoid Them, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter 1998
  • Traps for the Unwary, Chapter 27, Sexual Harassment, Essex County Bar Ass'n, 1997
  • Sexual Harassment Litigation: Plaintiffs' and Defendants' Strategies, Chapter 4, Current Issues in Evidence Law Regarding Sexual Harassment Cases (co-author), PLI, 1995
  • Employment Litigation in New Jersey, Chapter 12, Race, Religion and Other Discrimination, LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2006

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Theresa Frizalone v. NJ Transit Corporation -- Denial of Promotions in Retaliation for Gender Discrimination Complaints -- $1.549 million jury verdict, including $1 million in punitive damages, 2009
  • Estate of Roach v. TRW, Inc., 164 N.J. 598 (2000)
  • Payton v. New Jersey Turnpike Authority, 148 N.J. 524 (1997)
  • D'Annunzio v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America, 192 N.J. 110 (2007)
  • Higgins v. Pascack Valley Hospital, 158 N.J. 404 (1999)
  • Rost v. Pfizer, Inc., 248 F.R.D. 417 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Quigley v. KPMG Peat Marwick, 330 N.J. Super. 252 (App. Div. 2000)
  • Rendine v. Pantzer, 141 N.J. 292 (1995)

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, Charlottesville, B.A., Foreign Affairs, Honors: Echols Scholar, Dean's List, Graduation in Three Years, 1990
Office Location for Christopher P. Lenzo

360 Mt. Kemble Ave.
Suite 1004
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 973-845-9922

Fax: 973-845-9933

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Last Updated: 12/24/2018

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