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MAY 2024

 

ZAZZALI, P.C. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT RAYMOND M. BALDINO HAS BECOME A PARTNER IN THE FIRM

Ray joined the Firm as an Associate in July 2018. Since joining the Firm, he has successfully represented the Firm’s public and private sector Union clients before the New Jersey and Federal courts, as well as before both State and Federal agencies, including the Public Employment Relations Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.

Ray has also developed a successful litigation practice, representing employees in both litigation and arbitration proceedings with respect to claims of employment discrimination and retaliation, as well as Wage and Hour claims under the State’s labor laws. 

 

Ray is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark. He was a member and served as an organizer for the Rutgers AUUP-AFT chapter when he was appointed as an instructor of writing courses in the English department of Rutgers University for several years.

 

An experienced litigator, Ray has previously handled commercial litigation for major national companies and banks, and he has also developed an expertise in claims for public records under OPRA in the both Appellate Division and Supreme Court of New Jersey as well as under the federal Freedom of Information Act in Federal Courts.

 

In addition, Ray is a former journalist experienced in First Amendment and media law, and has handled copyright, trademark, privacy law, art law, First Amendment, and defamation matters. He has represented citizen journalists and independent journalists, as well as developing and well-known visual artists, and musicians. He also previously worked as an attorney in the legal department of The Record and Herald News, handling diverse transactional and litigation needs, as well as aiding journalists.  

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Ray has published numerous articles on both labor and employment law topics, as well as media law, and lectured on both subjects at conferences sponsored by the New Jersey Bar Association.

 

We are delighted that Ray will continue with the Firm as its newest Partner.

JANUARY 2022
Super Lawyers*
Congratulations to Firm partners Robert A. Fagella, Paul L. Kleinbaum, and Colin M. Lynch, each of whom have again been named to New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine's 2022 list of Super Lawyers in the field of Labor and Employment Law.  Robert A. Fagella has been named as a Super Lawyer for 18 consecutive years, Paul L. Kleinbaum as a Super Lawyer for 16 consecutive years (2007-2022), and Colin M. Lynch as a Super Lawyer for 3 consecutive years (2022-2022).  The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters who selects attorneys using independent research, peer nominations and professional achievement.  Only 5% of all nominations are selected as Super Lawyers.  The process underlying the selection process for Super Lawyers may be found here
Best Law Firm*
The Firm is also pleased to announce that US News and World Report/Best Law Firms has again selected the firm as a “Regional Tier One Best Law Firm” in the labor law – union category, as well as a "Regional Tier Two Best Law Firm" in the Employment Law - Individuals category.  The list is issued by U.S. News & World Report L.P. 
NOVEMBER 2020

 

Super Lawyers*

 

Congratulations to Firm partners Robert A. Fagella (Super Lawyer 2005-2021), Paul L. Kleinbaum (Super Lawyer 2007-2021), and Colin M. Lynch (Super Lawyer 2020-2021), who were named to New Jersey Lawyers Magazine's 2020 list of Super Lawyers in the field of Labor and Employment Law.  The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters who selects attorneys using independent research, peer nominations and professional achievement.  Only 5% of all nominations are selected as Super Lawyers.  The process underlying the selection process for Super Lawyers may be found here

 

Best Law Firm*

 

The Firm is also pleased to announce that US News and World Report/Best Law Firms has again selected the firm as a “Regional Tier One Best Law Firm” in the labor law – union category.  The list is issued by U.S. News & World Report L.P. 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Super Lawyers*


Managing partner Robert A. Fagella has been named as a 2020 Super Lawyer for the 11th consecutive year. Firm partner Paul L. Kleinbaum has again been selected as a 2020 Super Lawyer in the area of labor and employment law. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. The process underlying the selection process for Super Lawyers may be found here.

Best Law Firm*

US News and World Report/Best  Law Firms has again selected Zazzali Law as a “Regional Tier One Best Law Firm” in the labor law – union category. The list is issued by U.S. News & World Report L.P. The process underlying the selection process for US News and World Reports can be found here

 

Highest Ethical Standards*

Zazzali Law also received an “AV highest ethical standards“ rating from Martindale Hubbell for the 25th consecutive year. The ratings are issued by Martindale Hubble.  The process underlying the ratings process for Martindale Hubble can be found here.

New Jersey Bar Association

Firm partner Colin M. Lynch has been named Treasurer of the Labor Law section of the New Jersey Bar Association. Mr. Lynch has also been selected as a member of the Essex County Fee Arbitration Committee for 2020.

AUGUST 2019

Firm Partner Colin M. Lynch Appointed to District V-A Fee Arbitration Committee

     

On August 26, 2019, by way of Order of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Mr. Lynch was appointed to the District V-A Fee Arbitration Committee which cover the Essex County – Newark Vicinage.  Members of the Committee assist in the resolution of attorney fee disputes between law firms and their respective clients.  They serve at the pleasure of the Supreme Court for a four-year term.

NOVEMBER 2018

Best Law Firm*

Zazzali Law was included in U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firm" rankings for 2018. The Firm was ranked as a "Tier 1" firm in the Labor Law - Union category,  and a "Tier 2" firm in the Employment Law - Individuals category. The process underlying the selection process for these rankings may be found here.

MAY 2018

Firm Partner Colin M. Lynch Elected to the Position of Recording Secretary of the Labor Section of the New Jersey Bar

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At the annual meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Firm partner Colin M. Lynch was elected to the position of Recording Secretary to the Bar’s Labor Section.  Mr. Lynch had previously served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board Committee and most recently served as co-chair of the Section’s Legislative Committee.

MARCH 2018

Former Chief Justice James Zazzali Selected to Chair Governor Murphy's Judicial Nominations Panel

Former Chief Justice James R. Zazzali, Esq., Of Counsel to the Firm, has been selected by Gov. Murphy to Chair a panel on judicial nominations. Gov. Murphy created a seven-member advisory panel to advise him on future judicial nominations. He did so pursuant to his execution - along with the State Bar - of the Hughes Compact, under which governors have historically agreed to hold off on nominations of judges, justices and prosecutors until the panel deems them qualified. Gov. Christie implemented a revised version of the Hughes Compact, but Gov. Murphy has rejected that revised version and has also focused on the panel's makeup by increasing geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity. The seven-member panel includes five retired Supreme Court justices, including former Chief Justice Zazzali. 

AUGUST 2017​

Firm Partner Flavio L. Komuves Appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Extrajudicial Activities

Mr. Komuves was recently appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Extrajudicial Activities for the 2017-2019 term.  Upon his appointment, Mr. Komuves said: “I am grateful to the Chief Justice, Judge Grant, and the management of the Administrative Office of the Courts for the opportunity to serve the Bench and the Bar as a member of the Advisory Committee."

MAY 2017

Flavio L. Komuves Named Partner of Zazzali Law

Mr. Komuves has been practicing law for almost 20 years, has previously worked with large firms and has extensive government and nonprofit sector experience. He currently serves as Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Election Law Committee.

Super Lawyers*

 

Firm partners Robert A. Fagella and Paul L. Kleinbaum were recently named to New Jersey Lawyers Magazine's 2017 list of Super Lawyers in the field of Labor and Employment Law. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. The process underlying the selection process for Super Lawyers may be found here.  

 

 

 

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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