Castronovo & McKinney, LLC

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Firm Overview

Castronovo & McKinney is a law firm focusing on employment law in New Jersey. We represent employees who have been wrongfully discharged, suffered discrimination, sexually harassed or had their employment law rights violated. We handle employment law matters including:



  • Sexual Harrassment

  • Workplace Harassment

  • Workplace Discrimination (race, sex, pregnancy, age, religion, disability)

  • Severance and Employment Agreements (review & negotiation)

  • Wage and Hour Claims (unpaid overtime)

  • Whistle-Blower Claims

  • Family and Medical Leave Act


Castronovo & McKinney's attorneys have received over $10 million dollars in verdicts for their clients and millions of dollars in settlement.


Both Paul Castronovo and Tom McKinney have been recognized by their peers as Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in the area of Labor and Employment law.

Main Office

Castronovo & McKinney, LLC
71 Maple Avenue
Morristown  NJ  07960

Phone
  • (973) 920-7923
Fax
  • (973) 920-7924

Other Offices


  • 228 Park Ave South #80990
    New York,  NY  10003

Thomas McKinney

Tom McKinney is an experienced litigator in all major areas of labor and employment law, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA and New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Tom also has substantive experience in all phases of commercial and general litigation.  Tom was selected as a Super Lawyer - Rising Star and ranked as one of the Best Employment Attorneys in New Jersey and a Top 10 attorney in New Jersey by LegalForce.com.


Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom was associated with Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ.


Tom received his juris doctorate from Seton Hall University Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY. Tom is also a graduate of the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ.


Tom speaks annually to the entire freshman class of the Delbarton School regarding "The Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination in Schools and the Workplace." Tom served on the Board of Trustees for Employment Horizons, a not-for-profit agency which provides comprehensive employment, training and job placement services to persons with disabilities and other disadvantages in the greater Morris County, NJ area.


Contact Information
18 MacCulloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Direct: (973) 920-7923
Main: (973) 920-7888
Fax: (973) 920-7924


tom@law-cm.com

Paul Castronovo

Paul Castronovo is an experienced trial attorney focusing on employment law, construction disputes/bid protests, and business litigation. Paul has won $4.4 million in verdicts for his clients. The New Jersey Law Journal reported that Paul was the first lawyer in New Jersey to use state law to win a jury verdict against the mortgage industry for unconscionable business practices.


Paul began his career in private practice with two of New Jersey's largest law firms representing Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and closely-held businesses. He founded the firm to apply his knowledge and experience to help individuals and small businesses in need of an experienced attorney. Before entering private practice, he served as the Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Helen Hoens (now a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey). Paul practices in both the federal and state courts of New Jersey and New York.


In addition to his bar association activities, he has served as a member of the Tewksbury Township Planning Board, the Board of Health, and as a Little League coach. Paul graduated from Rutgers Law School where he received awards for best oral advocate and highest score for knowledge of civil procedure.


Contact Information
18 MacCulloch Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Direct: (973) 920-7921
Main: (973) 920-7888
Fax: (973) 920-7924


paul@law-cm.com

Megan Porio

Megan Frese Porio focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling on behalf of individuals and management. Her experience includes litigating claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract brought before state and federal courts, the EEOC, and state administrative agencies. Megan also counsels clients on restrictive covenants, employee policies and practices, employment and separation agreements, federal and state family leave laws, union elections, collective bargaining, and grievance arbitrations. In addition, Megan is experienced in litigating complex commercial class actions and qui tam matters.  Prior to joining Castronovo & McKinney, Megan practiced at Gibbons, P.C. in Newark, New Jersey.

Megan has been selected by her peers to the New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star list.  Megan was the law clerk to the Honorable Edwin H. Stern, Presiding Judge for Administration, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and intern to the Honorable John W. Bissell, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Megan attended Fordham University School of Law and graduated cum laude.  She was the Senior Writing & Research Editor for the Fordham Sports Law Forum and a Member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.  Megan attended college at Georgetown University and graduated cum laude.  She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Megan's articles have been featured in several prominent legal publications: "Roa v. LAFE and the Statute of Limitation in LAD Cases," Association of Corporate Counsel Newsletter, May 11, 2010, "What is Good Faith?  Disabled Employees and the Interactive Process," New Jersey Law Journal, September 21, 2009, "Enforcing Uniform Conduct Standards Under ADA (Reprinted by permission of SHRM-Atlanta. All rights reserved.)," The Human Resource, Summer 2009, "Accommodating Disabled Employees: A Guide to the Good Faith Interactive Process," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2007, and "Rolling the Dice: Are Online Gambling Advertisers 'Aiding and Abetting' Criminal Activity or Exercising First Amendment-Protected Commercial Speech?," Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 547, 2005.

Articles Written

Oral Employment Agreements in New Jersey

Created On: 04/06/2010

In New Jersey, employment is at will unless the employee has a contract providing for different termination provisions. At-will employment means that an employee can quit at anytime for any reason, and the employer can terminate the employee's employment at anytime for any reason, with or without cause. (There are some exceptions to at-will employment.

Sexual Harassment Claims Are Not Limited to Bosses or Coworkers

Created On: 03/29/2010

 

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination outlaws any form of discrimination or harassment due to a protected trait in both the employment setting and in so-called "refusal to deal" cases...

Your Employer's Post-Termination Retaliation Is Illegal in New Jersey

Created On: 03/24/2010

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination outlaws an employer's retaliation against any employee who seeks protection under it, such as by filing a lawsuit for discrimination/harassment, reporting...

Filing an Employment Lawsuit and a Workers' Compensation Claim

Created On: 03/16/2010

Employees may file an employment lawsuit for discrimination and a separate claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

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