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 employers 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 cannot hide behind the attorney-client privilege to avoid depositions;

Being lead counsel on a 189 plaintiff age discrimination case while 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 jury’s 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.

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Special Honors*

  • Included in the Super Lawyers® list “Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers” (2008-2020)
  • Included in the Super Lawyers® list “Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” (2008-2020)
  • Included in the Super Lawyers® list “Super Lawyers New Jersey in Employment Litigation” (2020)
  • Included in the Best Lawyers list “Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Labor and Employment, Philadelphia” (2014)
  • Included in the Best Lawyers list “Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law – Individuals, Philadelphia” (2012)
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America list “Litigation – Labor and Employment” (2011-2020)
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America list “Employment Law – Individuals” (2011-2020)
  • Console Mattiacci Law, LLC is included in the U.S. News Tier 1 Philadelphia Regional list “Employment Law – Individual” (2020)
  • Console Mattiacci Law, LLC is included in the U.S. News Tier 1 Philadelphia Regional list “Litigation Labor & Employment” (2020)
  • Executive Board of Directors of the National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey (1998-2000)

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Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers


Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers


Super Lawyers New Jersey in Employment Litigation


U.S. News Tier 1 law Firm in Philadelphia for Employment Law and Litigation Labor & Employment

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


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


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

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)

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)
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