Domenick Carmagnola

Domenick Carmagnola

Attorney
Location:
Morristown, New Jersey
Phone:
973-267-4445
Fax:
973-267-4456
Email:

DOMENICK CARMAGNOLA concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law representing management and defendants; non-compete litigation; governmental law representing public entities and officials in litigation; appellate practice; and commercial and business litigation. His practice involves counseling on, and litigation of, all types of labor and employment matters including discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, breach of contract, public policy and employment-at-will claims, restrictive covenant and trade secret matters, business torts, NLRB claims and ERISA claims. He also provides advice concerning company policies and procedures, training of employees and performs investigations.

He is a past President of the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA), having also served ECBA as Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and a Trustee. He is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). He serves on the NJSBA Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee (currently Secretary) and is an Editor Emeritus of the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, having previously served as Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Editorial Board member. He is the President of the Sidney Reitman Labor and Employment Law American Inn of Court, having previously served as a Bencher and Program Chair. He is also Subcommittee Chair of the American Bar Association's Litigation Section, Committee on Labor and Employment Relations, Subcommittee on Alternate Dispute Resolution and Judicial Reform.

He co-authored the chapter on "Employment Torts" in the Desk Reference Book, Business Torts Litigation (ABA 1992, 1999 and 2004) and was an Editor/Chapter Co-Author of the ABA publication Employment Litigation Handbook (ABA, 1998) Desk Reference and was an Editor/Chapter Author of New Jersey Labor and Employment Law, published by New Jersey ICLE (ICLE, 1998). He was an Associate Editor of the ECBA book, Traps for the Unwary (ECBA, 1997) and also served as Chair of ECBA History Committee which compiled a book celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Essex County Bar Association. He also served as Special Editor of the Employment Law issue of New Jersey Lawyer, the Magazine published in April, 1999.

He is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment, trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters, and is a New Jersey Court Approved Mediator. His many honors and awards include being named "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2002 and being the recipient of the NJBA young lawyers Division "Young Lawyers of The Year: Professional Achievement Award" in 1998.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified civil trial attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1988
  • Seton Hall University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1985
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Chapter, Employment Torts (Co-Author), Business Torts Desk Reference Book, American Bar Association, 1992
  • Chapter, Employment Torts (Co-Author), Business Torts Desk Reference Book, American Bar Association, 1999
  • Chapter, Employment Torts (Co-Author), Business Torts Desk Reference Book, American Bar Association, 2004
  • "Special Evidentiary Concerns" (Co-Author), Employment Litigation Handbook, ABA, 1998
  • Editor, With Honor and Dignity: 100 Years of the Practice of Law in Essex County, ECBA, November, 1998
  • Associate Editor, Traps for the Unwary, ECBA/New Jersey Lawyers Diary and Manual, 1997
  • Editor/Chapter Author, NJSBA-ICLE Book, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law, ICLE, 1998
  • Special Editor, New Jersey Lawyer, The Magazine, Employment Law, No. 196, April, 1999
  • "Damage Issues in Employment Suits", 5 NJL 2268, October 21, 1996
  • "The Changing Landscape of Restrictive Covenants", 144 N.J.L.J. 1266, June 24, 1996
  • Emerging Defense Considerations in Public Policy and Employment Discrimination Cases (Co-Author), American Bar Association Section on Litigation, Fall, 1989
  • Resume Fraud, New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Spring, 1993
  • Recent Judicial Developments, New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Newsletter

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker/Moderator, Judicial College, Teaneck, NJ, 1993
  • Speaker, "Statutory Attorneys' Fees in Employment Litigation", NJSBA Mid Year Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas, November 7, 2003
  • Moderator, "Understanding the Employment-at-Will Doctrine & Common Law Actions", New Brunswick, NJ, June 12, 2003
  • Speaker, "Staying Out of Court and Limiting Liability in Employment Cases", NJSBA Mid Year Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 7, 2002
  • Speaker, "Employment-at-Will and Common Law Actions", New Brunswick, NJ, October 17, 2002
  • Speaker, "Covenants Not to Compete: Issues to Consider in an Era of Job Mobility", New Brunswick, NJ, 2001
  • Moderator, "Labor Law Forum and Bench-Bar Conference", Woodbridge, NJ, 2001
  • Speaker, "Negotiating & Valuing the Employment Discrimination Case", New Brunswick, NJ, 2000
  • Speaker, "Labor Law Forum & Bench-Bar Conference", Iselin, NJ, 2000
  • Speaker, "Litigating the Employment Discrimination Case", Fairfield, NJ, 2000
  • Speaker, "Workplace Harassment - 1999 Update", New Brunswick, NJ, 1999
  • Speaker, "1998 Labor Law Forum", New Brunswick, NJ, 1998
  • Speaker, "Litigating the Employment Discrimination Case", Fairfield, NJ, 1997
  • Speaker, "1996 Labor Law Forum", 1996
  • Organizer/Moderator/Speaker, "Damage Issues in Employment Litigation", Woodbridge, NJ, 1995
  • Speaker, "Employment Law for General Practitioners", Brunswick, New Jersey, 1995
  • Organizer/Moderator, "Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Litigation in New Jersey", Fairfield, Cherry Hill and Woodbridge, New Jersey, 1995
  • Speaker, "First Amendment Issues Under the NLRA and NJLAD", NLRB Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, 1995
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in New Jersey Law", NLRB Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, 1991
  • Speaker, "Practical Ethical Issues - What Every Inside and Outside Counsel Must Know", American Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York, 1993
  • Speaker, Fiduciary Duties Under ERISA, Building Contractors Association Funds Program, 1991
  • Moderator/Organizer, Litigation Employment Discrimination Cases: Practice Before the Division on Civil Rights and an Overview of Substantive Discrimination Law, 1992

Honors and Awards

  • "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40", New Jersey Law Journal, 2002
  • Named as One of New Jersey's Top Lawyers by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2003
  • Chambers USA, "Leading Business Lawyers" in Labor and Employment Law, 2003 – Present, 2003 - Present
  • "The Best Lawyers in America", Woodward White
  • NJBA Young Lawyer Division, "Young Lawyers of The Year: Professional Achievement Award", 1998
  • Recipient, "Special Merit Award", Essex County Bar Association, 1998
  • Recipient, "The David Solomon Award" (Most Outstanding Barrister), Sidney Reitman Labor and Employment Law American Inn of Court, 1997
  • Recognition, “SuperLawyers – Top 10 Lawyers in N.J. ”, New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2007, 2009, 2010)
  • Recognition, “SuperLawyers – Top 100 Lawyers in N.J. ”, New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2005-2010)
  • Civil Trial Attorney Award, ECBA (2005)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment, Civil Trial Bar Sections, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member and Pro Bono Committee Chair, Committee on Labor and Employment Relations
  • American Bar Association, Litigation, Labor and Employment Sections, Member
  • Sidney Reitman Labor and Employment Law American Inn of Court, 2001 - 2007
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, Standing Committee on Elections, 1990 - 1991
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Trustee, 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee, First Vice Chair, Secretary, 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Civil Trial Bar Section, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, President, 2002 - 2003
  • NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Editor-in-Chief, 1997 - 1999