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Scott B. Piekarsky
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Scott B. Piekarsky, Esq. is Certified by the N.J. Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney. He is an active litigator, lecturer and writer on ethics and trial practice topics. He has been involved in a variety of high profile cases and represents celebrities and business superstars.

Entries by Scott B. Piekarsky

What Goes on in a Judge's Chambers Conference?

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 3:26 PM

You ever wonder what goes on when your attorney goes into chambers with other counsel and the judge? Are they busy talking about the weekend football games or basketball games? Are they talking about you and your adversary? Is it really the secret society? Like Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, will...

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Which Watch Should I Watch Out For

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 1:05 PM

I love wristwatches. In my earlier days, I was a Swatch collector. I eventually matured into more serious watches like Concords and Omegas. They are amazing instruments to toy with, wear and collect. Better watches are also easier to sell. They come in such a vast variety of materials, colors,...

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Celebrity Twitter Freak Outs -- Now Stop That!

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 10:06 AM

Now what is going on? Amada Bynes will not let up, Alec Baldwin is going ape. Charlie Sheen was certainly not served well by his long episode. Aside from some TMZ coverage that won't help sell films, celebrities just have to learn to ignore and let go. Some attacks and...

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Skype Type Stuff at Trial and Beyond: Be Prepared

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM

I read with amazement today about the Skype caper at the Zimmerman trial in Florida. Pretty juicy -- no sorry that's my morning Florida OJ I am thinking about here while I type about Skype. I guess not quite the nonfitting glove at the other OJ trial years ago. Well...

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Professionalism and Communicating for the Non-Professional

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 8:44 PM

Today,everyone is under a lot of stress.The economy is still not great,our graduates cannot find jobs, weather is unpredictable, terrorism continues, government is prying into our personal data and we are working harder and making less. Yes,we are also tethered to those cell phones, smart phones and pads.We need to...

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Calling All Professionals: Don't Tweet Whatever Is On Your Mind!

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 6:00 PM

While Tweeting and posting on Facebook may be fun, a release and cathartic, it's not for everyone. Sure it can be fun and entertaining and a great way to network and be in touch with friends, family and others. After all, this is a free country and we do have...

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Social Media, Mobile Devices and the Demise of Social Skills

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 9:55 PM

You know what I mean. Your kids are the best example. Immersed in online dialogue with perhaps scores of friends and maybe on multiple devices at the same time. The devices can become so addictive that not a meeting or meal goes by without being tethered to that electronic friend...

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How to Successfully Behave and Dress as a Litigant

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 1:03 PM

For the past 25 years, I have represented folks both in lawsuits they have brought and in matters where they have been sued. Most people do not know how to behave and act when they are litigants. What I mean is how should the client behave in a deposition, in...

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Avoiding Legal Tangles: New Year's Resolutions for 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 2:22 PM

Life is difficult and stressful enough, never mind getting involved in legal tangles. Why not try to avoid legal problems in the New Year by being careful, preventative and law-abiding? I offer these simple suggestions based upon years of helping clients get out of trouble. Here we go:


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"If I Could Get a Hold Of the Person Who Dreamed up Condos, I'd Give Them a Piece of My Mind!"

(4) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 8:38 PM

These were the words of a Superior Court Judge in Cape May County in the Chancery Division several years ago. I was representing a local condo site that had continual problems with a resident who intimidated residents and board members at open meetings. The board could not take it any...

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Do We Have Sufficient Social Media Rules for Lawyers and Non-Lawyers?

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 3:13 PM

I know that lawyers are not the most popular folks. We rank somewhere amongst used car salesman and proctologists. But as I like to say, the profession earned it's reputation before I even decided to go to law school. However, we are a necessary evil. Certain problems, challenges and ventures...

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