Attorney Scott P. Kessler- Workers Comp Attorney
Scott Kessler specializes in personal injury, premises liability, Workers’ Compensation and municipal court matters. Mr. Kessler was for many years Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Attorney, a specialty designation earned by only 1/10 of one percent of all New Jersey lawyers.
Mr. Kessler’s name has frequently appeared on the annual “Super Lawyers” list published in New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Appearing in the New Jersey Supreme Court, he successfully fought to establish new legal precedents and expand the rights of injured workers in the Supreme Court case of Sager vs. O. A. Peterson Construction Co. He was the Acting Municipal Prosecutor for Freehold Borough from 1990 – 1991, and was the Managing Attorney of the Team Law Workers’ Compensation Department from 1991 – 2011.
Mr. Kessler graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980, and received his Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 1988. He became licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, in 1988. He has been a Vice-President of The New Jersey Advisory Council on Safety and Health, a workers’ rights advocacy group, since 2008, and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Team Law - Scott Kessler Bio Video
I didn’t go to a fancy school; I don’t come from a fancy place. I come from the Bronx, and my family came here in 1961 into New Jersey. My father was a warehouse worker; he worked in a warehouse his whole life, a frozen food warehouse, and he would leave for work at 5:00 in the morning and get home at 7:30 at night, and every other weekend he worked Saturdays too. My brother is a construction worker; he’s been a construction worker for 35 years, and my other brother is a salesman. We are not white tower people who don’t understand what its like to be working. I worked in a warehouse in prior jobs; I was a road salesman while I was going to law school, and I know what it’s like to work, and I know what it’s like to get injured at work cause it’s happened to me, and I know how powerless you can feel when you’re just an hourly employee, and you got a boss who looks at you like a disposable paper towel, and when you get hurt, he’d just as soon make you disappear and get the next guy in there. Well that not going to happen. I was always drawn to representing the little guy. Pretty much I’ve always represented David against Goliath. That’s what I do. I see my job as an attorney to represent people who really need representation against powerful people and powerful entities, like their companies, that need somebody to stand up for them and say “Oh no you don’t. Oh no you don’t. You’re not pushing this guy around.” Because we’re going to make sure that doesn’t happen. That’s what we do for our clients.