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Alan Genitempo

  • Principal


Nutley, NJ





Alan Genitempo is currently the Township Attorney for the Township of Nutley, and is a partner at Piro, Zinna, Cifelli, Paris & Genitempo.  He is well-known throughout Essex County for his more than 32 years of experience as a labor and employment law attorney. He specializes in the litigation of sexual harassment claims and employment matters, under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, including wrongful termination, age, gender, race and sex discrimination and hostile work environment claims. He also handles matters before the EEOC and NJ Division of Civil Rights, and the Administrative Law Court. He also handles employment contracts, professional liability, commercial law, construction law and other litigation matters. He advises companies and municipalities regularly on a wide variety of workplace employment issues and provides training on the issues of risk management, employment practices and civil rights. The Seton Hall University and New York Law School graduate was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1987 and the New York Bar the following year. He joined the firm in 1988, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, and previously served as the Township of Nutley's Prosecutor from 2002 until 2013.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1988

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation of Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Employment Matters
  • Wrongful Terminations
  • Age, Gender, Race and Sex Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environments Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Other Litigation Matters

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1987
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1984

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine Super Lawyer for Employment

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Essex County Bar Association, Member, 1988 to Present
  • NELA - National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 2008 to 2012

Verdicts & Settlements

$2 million present value policy limit structured settlement of serious motorcycle/truck accident with brain injury (pay-out anticipated of over $10 million)

Approx. $2 million settlement to clients who were victims of the Labor Day Passaic industrial fire

$1.9 million settlement for construction site accident causing neurological injuries

$750,000 settlement for construction site accident causing ankle injury and emotional distress

Over $25 million dollar anticipated lifetime structured settlement for infant vaccine injury claim

Multimillion-dollar lifetime structured settlement of cerebral palsy claim

$3 million jury verdict for delayed diagnosis of breast cancer

$2.6 million settlement for birth injury caused by medical malpractice

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