Scott G. Leonard, Esq.

Leonard & Leonard
165 Washington Street
Suite 1
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 984-1414
www.leonardlawyers.com


CURRICULUM VITAE

SCOTT G. LEONARD, ESQ.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Springfield, New Jersey, 1989

University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1993

Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996

ADMISSIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

New Jersey, 1996

District Court of New Jersey, 1996

United States Supreme Court, 2005

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

PROFESSIONAL

Owner, Leonard Legal Group, LLC., 165 Washington Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960.

Extensive personal injury practice, including automobile negligence, product liability, fall downs, roadway defects, sex assaults/abuse, nursing home neglect, claims against public entities, wrongful death, civil rights and workplace injuries.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Past President, New Jersey Association for Justice  (NJAJ) 2012-2013

Member, NJAJ Executive Committee

Member, Board of Governors, NJAJ

Member, NJAJ

Past Chairman, NJAJ  Political Action Committee (PAC)

Trustee, NJAJ  Political Action Committee (PAC)

Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Chair. State Delegates, American Association for Justice (2017)

Past President, AAJ Council of Presidents (2015)

Member, District XB Ethics Committee

Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Member. Northern New Jersey Chapter of ABOTA

Barrister,  Worall F. Mountain American Inns of Court Foundation, Morris County

Trustee, Alvin R. Leonard Foundation

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS (CONTINUED)

Member, Morris County Civil Practice Committee

Member, Morris and Union County Bar Associations

Member, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

Member, Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)

Volunteer Attorney, Trial Lawyers Care

Volunteer Mediator, Morris County Superior Court-Special Civil Part

Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Volunteer EMT

PRESENTATIONS

New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)  Meadowlands Seminar 2017 - East Rutherford, NJ, Speaker, “Is it Ethical- Referral Fees”, November 15, 2017.

NJAJ  Boardwalk Seminar 2017 -Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair and Moderator, “Ethics”, April 28, 2017.

NJAJ Meadowlands  Seminar 2016 - East Rutherford, NJ, Co-Chair and  Moderator, “Verdicts from the Masters”, November 18, 2016.

NJAJ Meadowlands  Seminar 2016 - East Rutherford, NJ, Speaker, “Building Your Practice and Your Reputation- Case Selection” November 17, 2016.

Morris County Bar Association -Morristown, NJ, Speaker, “The Leading Cases in Civil Law from 2015 to the Present”, June 15, 2016.

New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)  Boardwalk Seminar 2016 -Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair and Moderator, “Ethics”, April 8, 2015.

NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar 2015 - East Rutherford, NJ, Co-Chair, “Hot Topics in Torts”, November 20, 2015.

NJAJ  Boardwalk Seminar 2015 -Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair and Moderator, “Ethics”, May 1, 2015.

NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar 2014- East Rutherford, NJ, Speaker, Litigation at Sunrise-“ Voir Dire: What Works and What to Avoid”, November 14, 2014.

NJAJ  Boardwalk Seminar 2014 -Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair and Moderator, “Ethics”, May 2, 2014.

NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar 2013- East Rutherford, NJ, Co-Chair, “ Proving Damages”, November 15, 2013.

NJAJ  Boardwalk Seminar 2013 -Atlantic City, NJ, Moderator, "Post Sandy: Understanding and Handling Insurance Claims", April 19, 2013. 

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2013 -Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, "The Year in Torts in New Jersey/ The Top Ten", April 18, 2013.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2013 -Atlantic City, NJ, Moderator, “Ethics”, April 18, 2013.

Morris County Bar Association- Morristown, NJ, Speaker, “What About the Jury? From Jury Voir Dire to your closing Statement; Closing Statements-Caveats and Pitfalls”, March 12, 2013.

American Association for Justice (AAJ), Annual Convention, Miami, FL., February 11, 2013, Moderator, “Representing Hurricane Victims: Obtaining Justice from Insurance Companies”

NJAJ Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ., Co-Chair, “The Seven Keys to Persuading and Prevailing in Court”, June 16, 2012

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2012 -Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, "Litigation at Sunrise- Deposing the Hostile Defendant”, April 27, 2012.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2012 -Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker/Moderator, Ethics Program "The Ethics of Internet Marketing”, April 26, 2012.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2012 -Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, "The Year in Torts in New Jersey/ The Top Ten", April 26, 2012.

NJAJ  Short Hills Hilton, Short Hills, NJ, Moderator/Speaker, “ Law Office Management for the Personal Injury Law Firm-from Big to Small”, January 16, 2012.

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education-  NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, Speaker, “ How to Stay on Your Feet in Slip ‘N Fall Litigation- Plaintiff’s Perspective”, December 10, 2011.

NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar 2011- East Rutherford, NJ, Speaker, “ Litigation at Sunrise-New Jersey Tort Claims Act- Special Considerations When Handling Title 59 Claims”, November 11, 2011.

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, New York , NY, Speaker, Regional TLA Program, “Financial Management of the Practice of Law”, July 13, 2011.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2011 -Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, "The Year in Torts in New Jersey/ The Top Ten", April 14, 2011.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2011 -Atlantic City, NJ, Moderator, "Ethics", April 14, 2011 and April 15, 2011.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2011 -Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, "Litigation at Sunrise- Ethics-

Conflicts of Interest: Steering Clear of Trouble", April 15, 2011.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2010- Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/ The Top Ten”, April 22, 2010.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2010- Atlantic City, NJ, Moderator, “Debunking Defense Junk Science”, April 23, 2010.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2009- Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/ The Top Ten”, April 23, 2009.

NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2009- Atlantic City, NJ, Moderator, “Maximizing Case Outcome Through Exceptional Depositions and Discovery”, April 24, 2009.

ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2008- Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten”, May 1, 2008.

ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2008- Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair, “Winning Works”, May 1, 2008.

Morris County Bar Association- Morristown, NJ, Speaker, “Year in Review/Top Civil Cases”, September 26, 2007.

ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2007- Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten”, April 26, 2007.

ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2007- Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair, “Personal Injury 2007, Trials: Turning the Tide”,  April 26, 2007.

ATLA-NJ Hot Tips in Torts – 2006- Pines Manor, Edison, NJ, Co-Chair/Speaker, “Fighting City Hall: Investigating and Handling Claims Against Public Entities”, October 28, 2006.

ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2006- Atlantic City, NJ,  Moderator, “David Ball & Joshua Carton: Damages - Get Up & Do It”, April 28, 2006.

ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2006- Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten”, April 27, 2006.

ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation, Exposing Defense Medicine: Orthopedists & Neurologists- Jamesburg, NJ, Co-Chair/Speaker, “Medical Research- Internet Style”, June 11, 2005.

ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2005- Atlantic City, NJ, Moderator, Medical Injuries, April 21,2005.

ATLA-NJ  Educational Foundation, Exposing Defense Medicine: Radiology- Jamesburg,  NJ, Co-Chair/ Speaker, “How to Find Medical Literature”, October 16, 2004.