Christopher P. Lenzo

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Chris Lenzo is a partner in the New Jersey law firm of Lenzo & Reis, LLC. He represents employees in employment law matters, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial litigation, and appellate litigation of claims of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower retaliation, wrongful discharge, failure to accommodate disabilities, family and medical leave violations, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations.

In his practice, Mr. Lenzo has litigated several reported cases, some of which involved landmark decisions. He and his colleague Claudia Reis won a $1.549 million jury verdict in a retaliation case against New Jersey Transit after a month-long trial during 2009.

Since 2014, Mr. Lenzo has been among the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers receiving the most votes from other members of the bar. He has been included in the Thomson Reuters list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the areas of labor and employment law and plaintiffs’ employment litigation since 2005.*

For 2013 and 2016, Best Lawyers in America designated Mr. Lenzo as Lawyer of the Year in the field of Employment Law-Individuals for the Newark Metropolitan Area based on votes cast by Mr. Lenzo’s peers in the labor and employment law bar. Mr. Lenzo has been included in the list of Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of labor and employment law since 2006.*

In March 2013, Mr. Lenzo was Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. That distinction is attained based on references by judges and other attorneys, and through passing a written examination.

Mr. Lenzo served on the Employment Law Subcommittee of the New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charge Committee for twelve years. He serves as a Master for the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court

Mr. Lenzo writes and lectures on employment law frequently for such organizations as the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the National Employment Lawyers Association/New Jersey, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America — New Jersey, New Jersey Lawyer — The Magazine, the New Jersey Law Journal, the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, the Essex County Bar Association, the Somerset County Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the Council on Education in Management, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Human Resources Advisory Group of North Jersey.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Employment Contracts
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Severance Pay
  • Employee Privacy
  • Appellate Practice
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-845-9922  Phone
973-845-9933  Fax
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1990
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1993, New Jersey; 1993, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1994, New York; 1997, U.S. Supreme Court
New Jersey State (Member, Labor and Employment Section; Member, Executive Committee, 2011-; Coordinator, Model Jury Charges Subcommittee, 2011-; Co-Chair, Employment Trial Practices Subcommittee, 2010-2011; Co-Chair, Post-Employment Restrictions Subcommittee, 2006-2010) and American (Member, Labor and Employment Section; Co-Chair, Disabilities and Leaves of Absence Subcommittee, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2013-2016; Co-Chair, Statutory Rights Subcommittee of Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 2003-2005; Member, Pro Bono Committee, 2003-2005) Bar Associations; National Employment Lawyers Association (Secretary, New Jersey Affiliate, 2002-2004, 2006-2008; Member, Executive Board, New Jersey Affiliate, 2000-2004, 2006-2008; Chair, Amicus Committee, New Jersey Affiliate, 1999-2001; Chair, Legislative Committee, New Jersey Affiliate, 2006-2008).
Birth Information:
Plainfield, New Jersey
Reported Cases:
Rendine v. Pantzer; Payton v. New Jersey Turnpike Authority (as amicus curiae); Higgins v. Pascack Valley Hospital (as amicus curiae); Estate of Roach v. TRW, Inc. (as amicus curiae); Quigley v. KPMG Peat Marwick (as amicus curiae); D'Annunzio v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America (as amicus curiae); Rost v. Pfizer, Inc.
( Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney )

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Morristown, New Jersey

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