About Stephen

Stephen G. Console is the founding partner of the firm – which was formed in 1990. He currently is the managing partner.

In 36 years of practice, Steve has been at the forefront of both fighting for, and expanding, the rights of employees who are the victims of abuse of power by their employees and who have had their civil rights violated. Examples include: trying the first case ever televised in a federal court of the United States in 1991; bringing the first case ever filed under CEPA – the NJ whistle-blower law; establishing the legal precedent that investigators in claims of sexual harassment can not hide behind the attorney-client privilege to avoid depositions; being lead counsel on a 189 plaintiff age discrimination case wheee the court ruled that the crime fraud exception to the attorney client privilege existed in relation to fraudulent release agreements that the company gave its older laid off workers; and, winning a jury trial where the court upheld the juries award of both liquidated damages and punitive damages.

Steve has represented over 3,000 individuals bringing actions against their current or former employers and has spoken at over 100 seminars concerning employment rights. He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his passionate representation of individuals.

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Attorney
Highlights

2018

Named Top-Rated Lawyer

2012

Named "Lawyer of the Year"

2011

Named Best Lawyers

2010

Member of Executive Board

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • United State Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Villanova Law School, Juris Doctor, 1982
  • Drew University, 1979

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Special Honors

  • Named to the list of "Awesome Attorneys" by South Jersey Magazine (2018)
  • Recognized in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of “Employment Law – Individuals” (2011-2019)
  • Recognized in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2011-2019)
  • AV Rated Peer Review honor of Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell (2007-2019)
  • Recognized in the Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide (2018)
  • Named as a Top-Rated Lawyer, by the AVVO (2018-2017).
  • Named as one of the Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania, by the Wall Street Journal (2018)
  • Has been named to the Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania list by Philadelphia Magazine (2008-2018)
  • Has been named as a Super Lawyer®* in the area of employment litigation by Philadelphia Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine (2004-2018)
  • Named as one of the Best Lawyers in The Best of the U.S. (2008-2013)
  • Console Mattiacci Law, LLC was recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell (2006-2013)
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Litigation-Labor and Employment, Philadelphia (2014)

Litigation Background and Notable Cases

  • Bringing the first lawsuit under New Jersey’s “whistleblower law:” The Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
  • Representing the age and disability discrimination plaintiff in the first ever televised case in a United States federal court in the case ofBecker v. Unisys, E.D.Pa.
  • Being co-lead counsel in a nationwide class action suit involving thousands of class members in the case of Oakes v. Okidata, E.D.Pa.
  • Representing the plaintiff in the case of Garden v. General Electric, D.NJ., which resulted in an age discrimination verdict of $950,000 (including an award of both liquidated and punitive damages)
  • Representing the plaintiffs in the case of Harding, et al. v. Dana Transport, D.NJ., which resulted in the precedent-setting opinion permitting the deposition of defense attorneys who conduct sexual harassment investigations
  • Representing, as co-counsel, over 100 terminated employees in an ERISA class action suit involving severance benefits in the case of Feret v. Corestates, E.D.Pa.
  • Representing the plaintiff in the case of Karl C. Schurr v. Resorts International Hotel, Inc., et al. (3d. cir. 1999) where the Third Circuit held that affirmative action plan of Resorts which was prepared to comply with the Casino Control Act of New Jersey was in violation of Title VII, Section 1981 and the NJLAD and entered judgment in favor of the plaintiff
  • Co-representing the plaintiff class in the case of John D. Rudolph v. Adamar of New Jersey, Inc., d/b/a Tropicana Casino Casino and Resort, D.NJ. 2002, where the court struck down as unconstitutional all regulations of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission relating to affirmative action
  • Being co-lead counsel in the 189 plaintiff age discrimination case ofKaminski, et al. v. Wachovia Corporation, E.D.Pa. 2002, in which the Court ordered defendant to turn over all attorney-client protected documents due to plaintiff’s having established that the “crime-fraud” exception to the privilege
  • 2007 arbitration of Aaron, et al. v. ACE in which 68 former ACE employees successfully sued ACE under the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law for accrued vacation benefits that were not paid to them (plus liquidated damages and attorney’s fees)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Strategic Trial Decisions: Perspectives from Counsel and the Court" - Speaker, Employment Law Institute (2018)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School - Guest Lecturer spoke on Settlement Strategy (2015-2018)
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