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Scott D. Salmon

PARTNER
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Employment
Government Representation
Elections
Office: (973) 845-7634
Cell: (908) 312-2124
Fax: (973) 845-7645
ssalmon@jmslawyers.com
Court Admissions
  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.

  • Washington and Lee University
    School of Law, J.D.

Scott Salmon, a Partner with the firm, is the Chair of the firm's Election Group and Co-Chair of the Government Representation Group. He also practices employment law and civil and commercial litigation.

Scott has handled complex matters involving employment discrimination (including discrimination based upon gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, and disability) and wrongful termination. He routinely advises clients on termination and employee discipline, employee rights and benefits, and other personnel matters. Through this ongoing counseling, Scott assists clients in the development and implementation of sound personnel policies consistent with the law and ensuring his clients will avoid litigation.

Scott has also advised and represented multiple local and congressional political campaigns on various election-related issues, including ballot access, recounts/election contests, and initiative and referendum petitions. Scott advises campaigns and organizations such as 501(c)(4) entities and PACs on campaign finance rules and regulations.

He has also provided counseling and litigation services to many governmental entities, including the City of Jersey City, the Borough of Garwood, the Township of Springfield, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, the Town of Westfield, Passaic County, the Union County Improvement Authority, and the Union County Utilities Authority. Scott also currently serves as Labor Counsel to the Town of Dover.

Scott serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, Action Together New Jersey, and Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, New Jersey. He is an Eagle Scout, has run three marathons, and is a devout fan (read: sucker) of the New York Jets. Scott has been quoted by the New York Times and the Washington Post, among numerous other media outlets.

Prior to engaging in the private practice of law, Scott worked for Judge Eric N. Vitaliano, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, as well as Judge Philip S. Straniere, New York City Civil Court. Scott also worked for the Richmond County District Attorney as well as for the Honorable Michael E. McMahon (NY-13) in the United States House of Representatives. He earned his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (with honors) from Franklin and Marshall College.

Representative Matters
  • Served as General Counsel to a successful campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.
     

  • Successfully had Kanye West removed from the presidential ballot in New Jersey, which received international recognition. Read a feature article written about Scott by clicking on this link.
     

  • Successfully prevented an individual charged with election fraud from being sworn into the office pending an election contest, in a matter of first impression. This case received national recognition during the 2020 Presidential Election as the Paterson Voter Fraud Case.
     

  • Won an appeal to the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, in which the Court ruled, for the first time and in a published opinion, that a municipal clerk may be equitably estopped from refusing to put a public question on the ballot even when the question’s proponents fail to adhere to strict compliance of statutory requirements.
     

  • Won an appeal to the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, in a matter that guaranteed bilingual ballots to a municipality in which nearly 70 percent of the population is Hispanic.
     

  • Secured favorable results for a whistleblower client who was terminated for reporting illegal activity to their superiors.
     

  • Secured favorable results for a sexual harassment and assault victim asserting claims against a large public institution.

Awards and Honors
  • Named a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers® in Employment Law for 2020 and 2021.*

  • Recipient of the Annual Dover First Award for Civil Rights.

*The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.