Attorney Scott G. Leonard

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Scott Leonard has become one of the most respected personal injury attorneys in the country since he began practicing law in 1996. His commitment to clients and their needs sets the standard in the profession for what injury victims should expect from the attorney. The acknowledgements he has received include being named a New Jersey Super Lawyer. Scott is Board Certified by the New Jersey supreme court as a trial attorney and served as President of the New Jersey Association for Justice. Scott has also been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Jersey. In addition to giving back as an attorney, Mr. Leonard has proudly served as a volunteer EMT for many years.

Bar Admissions

  • » New Jersey, 1996
  • » U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996
  • » U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • » Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

Education              

  • » Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1996, Juris Doctor
  • » University of South Florida, 1993, Bachelor of Arts
  • » Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, Springfield, New Jersey, 1989

Honors and Awards:

  • » New Jersey Super Lawyers® – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • » The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers – 2013,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • » Leonard Legal Group, LLC, Morristown, New Jersey, Managing member
  • » Leonard & Leonard, P.A., Morristown, New Jersey Managing Partner
  • » Past President, NJAJ for 2012-2013 term
  • » Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)
  • » NJAJ Executive Committee Member
  • » Past-Chairman, NJAJ Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • » Past-Trustee, NJAJ Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • » American Association for Justice (AAJ) – National Member
  • » Past President, Council of Presidents AAJ
  • » Past-Chair, State Delegates, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Member
  • » Morris County Bar Trustee
  • » Morris Museum Trustee
  • » New Jersey State Bar Association
  • » Member, District XB Ethics Committee
  • » Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • » Member. Northern New Jersey Chapter of ABOTA
  • » Worall F. Mountain American Inns of Court Foundation Barrister, Morris County
  • » Morris and Union County Bar Associations Member
  • » Morris County Civil Practice Committee Member
  • » Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) Member
  • » Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) Member
  • » Member of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ)
  • » Volunteer Attorney, Trial Lawyers Care
  • » Volunteer Mediator, Morris County Superior Court-Special Civil Part
  • » Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Volunteer EMT

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Boardwalk Seminar 2019 – Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair and Moderator, “Ethics- Managing Stress in the Digital Age: A Guide to Attorney Well- Being and a Happier Life”, May 10, 2019.
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Boardwalk Seminar 2018 – Atlantic City, NJ, Co-Chair and Moderator, “Ethics”, May 11, 2018
  • » East Rutherford, NJ, Speaker, “Is it Ethical- Referral Fees”, November 15, 2017
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Meadowlands Seminar 2017
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (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.
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (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.
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Boardwalk Seminar 2014 – Atlantic City, New Jersey Co- Chair and Moderator, “Ethics” May 2, 2014
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Meadowlands Seminar 2014- East Rutherford, NJ, Speaker, Litigation at Sunrise- “Voir Dire: What Works and What to Avoid”, November 14, 2014
  • » NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar 2013 East Rutherford, New Jersey, Co- Chair, “Proving Damages” November 15, 2013
  • » NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2013Atlantic City, NJ, Moderator, “Post Sandy: Understanding and Handling Insurance Claims”, April 19, 2013.
  • » NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2013Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/ The Top Ten”, April 18, 2013.
  • » NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2013Atlantic 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, Annual Convention, Miami, FL., Moderator, “Representing Hurricane Victims: Obtaining Justice from Insurance Companies”, February 12, 2013.
  • » New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ., Co-Chair, “The Seven Keys to Persuading and Prevailing in Court”, June 16, 2012.
  • » NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2012Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker, “Litigation at Sunrise- Deposing the Hostile Defendant”, April 27, 2012.
  • » NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2012Atlantic City, NJ, Speaker/Moderator, Ethics Program “The Ethics of Internet Marketing”, April 26, 2012.
  • » NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2012Atlantic 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
  • » Speaker, Regional TLA Program, “Financial Management of the Practice of Law”, July 13, 2011, American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention, New York , NY
  • » Speaker, “Litigation at Sunrise- Ethics- Conflicts of Interest: Steering Clear of Trouble”, April 15, 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, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/ The Top Ten”, April 14, 2011, NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2011, Atlantic City, NJ
  • » Moderator, “Medicine for Personal Injury Lawyers”, November 12, 2010., NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar 2010- East Rutherford, 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”, NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar 2010- Atlantic City, NJ
  • » Moderator, “Maximizing Case Outcome Through Exceptional Depositions and Discovery”, April 24, 2009. 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
  • » 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. ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2008- Atlantic City, NJ
  • » Speaker, “Year in Review/Top Civil Cases”, September 26, 2007. Morris County Bar Association- Morristown, NJ
  • » Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten”, ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2007, April 26, 2007, April 26, 2007
  • » Co-Chair, Personal Injury 2007, Trials: Turning the Tide , ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2007, April 26, 2007
  • » Co-Chair/Speaker, “Fighting City Hall: Investigating and Handling Claims Against Public Entities”, ATLA-NJ Hot Tips in Torts, October 28, 2006
  • » Moderator, “David Ball & Joshua Carton: Damages – Get Up & Do It, ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2006, April 28, 2006
  • » Speaker, “The Year in Torts in New Jersey/The Top Ten”, ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2006, April 27, 2006
  • » Co-Chair/Speaker, “Medical Research-Internet Style”, ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation, Exposing Defense Medicine: Orthopedists & Neurologists-Jamesburg, NJ, June 11, 2005
  • » NJ Moderator, Medical Injuries, ATLA-NJ Boardwalk Seminar 2005-Atlantic City, April 21, 2005
  • » Co-Chair/Speaker, “How to Find Medical Literature”, ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation, Exposing Defense Medicine: Radiology-Jamesburg, NJ, October 16, 2004

Pro Bono Activities:

  • » Volunteer Attorney for Trial Lawyers Care, representing victims of 9/11, collecting millions of dollars for pro bono clients
  • » Volunteer Mediator, Morris County Superior Court, Special Civil
  • » Volunteer EMT, Certified Emergency Medical Technician