Carmen Saginario, Jr.

Carmen Saginario, Jr.: Attorney with Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.
  • Shareholder; Chair, Labor and Employment Department at Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.
  • Suite 300 S, 8000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300 S, P.O. Box 5016, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
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Co-Chair Employment & Labor Practice

Mr. Saginario focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling. He regularly counsels clients on litigation avoidance, personnel policies and procedures including those associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, employment discipline, layoffs and other terminations. Mr. Saginario directs and participates in internal investigations involving claims of harassment, policy violations, ethics and other employment issues. He also appears on behalf of private and public sector clients before the judiciary as well as State and Federal administrative agencies (EEOC, N.J. Division on Civil Rights, etc.). Mr. Saginario is also experienced in representing clients before arbitrators and mediators. He has negotiated numerous public collective negotiations agreements (e.g., law enforcement, public works, etc.). Mr. Saginario has been certified by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) as a Contract Advisor (player agent).

Mr. Saginario also regularly represents clients in administrative and complex civil litigation matters and also supervises Capehart Scatchard’s Corporate Compliance Group which counsels and assists public and private sector entities on establishing and implementing legal and ethics compliance programs.

Mr. Saginario serves as counsel for governmental and other entities (including counties, municipalities, school boards, and fire districts) and individuals with respect to laws governing public entities, as well as educational, procurement, environmental, transportation, and public safety issues.

Mr. Saginario served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and Assistant Counsel to Governor Thomas H. Kean, has served as Vice Chair and Director of Administration for the Cinnaminson Sewerage Authority, and Vice Chair and Treasurer of the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority.


“HResource ” a blog published by the attorneys in Capehart Scatchard’s labor and employment group featuring useful tips for employers and human resources professionals as to how to keep the workplace, and workplace policies, in compliance with state and federal employment laws, contributing author, 2016.

Professional Awards & Honors

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers (2010) - 5% of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers.

South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys”, SJ Magazine.

Classes & Seminars

“Panel Discussion: Termination of Employees for Violation of Drug and Alcohol Policies, Reasonable Accommodation Issues and Medical Marijuana,” Millennium Seminars, April 2019

“Dazed and Confused: Medical Marijuana And The Workplace,” NJHEHNA, February 2019

“Drug Testing and the Mysteries of Medical Marijuana: Are We Dazed and Confused,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, December 2018

“MMI Has Been Obtained. Now What?,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, July 2018

“Fighting the Good Fight: Tips in Preventing FMLA Abuse,” SEAK, June 2018

“Panel Discussion: Breaking Bad: How Workers’ Comp Cases Become FMLA and ADA Nightmares,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, July 2017

“The Mysteries of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Medical Marijuana: Are We Dazed and Confused?” Millennium Seminars, LLC, April 2017

“Panel Discussion: Terminating Workers On Workers’ Comp While Avoiding A Civil Suit,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, April 2017

“The Mysteries of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Medical Marijuana: Are We Dazed and Confused?” New Jersey Self-Insurers’ Association, November 2017

“How Workers’ Compensation Cases Become FMLA and ADA,” Millennium Seminars, LLC, July 2017

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Cannabis Law
  • Employment & Labor
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
856-914-2081  Phone
856-235-2786  Fax
University Attended:
Union College, Schenectady, New York, B.A., Cum Laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, J.D., Cum Laude, 1983
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 1983, New Jersey

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Member

Burlington County Bar Association, Member

Cinnaminson Education Foundation, Chairman, Board of Trustees

Cinnaminson Sewerage Authority (former Board Member and Vice-Chair)

New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority (former Finance Chairman, Board Member and Treasurer)

New Jersey State Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; Represented and served as chief trial counsel for multi-national engineering firm against governmental entity seeking reimbursement for project development costs; successfully negotiated $2.5 million settlement several days after trial. Represent financial institution defending class accident suit. Represent solid waste collection/hauling/processing entities in defense of administrative action seeking injunctive and substantial monetary relief. Serve as counsel to international franchisor on regulatory and legal compliance issues. Represent governmental entities on regulatory issues (financing, planning, disposal) involving solid waste.

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