Scott K. Seelagy, Esq. has served the legal community as a highly respected civil trial attorney for the past 34 years. Mr. Seelagy attended Gettysburg College where he received a BA in Business Administration. After college, he attended the Vermont Law School, where he served as a Notes Editor on the Vermont Law Review. His Note, entitled “A Critique of the Vermont Securities Act: Is Vermont’s ‘Blue Sky’ Really Grey?” is published in the Vermont Law Review, Volume 11, No. 1, Spring 1986. Mr. Seelagy graduated cum laude from law school with a class rank of 16 out of 121 graduates.
After law school, he served one year as the Law Clerk to the Hon. Ralph V. Martin, J.S.C., the former Criminal Presiding Judge in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County.
Following his clerkship, Mr. Seelagy was employed as an associate attorney with the law firm of Pelletieri, Rabstein & Altman, a predominantly plaintiff litigation firm. After approximately three years at the Pellettieri firm, Mr. Seelagy was employed as an associate attorney at Gennet, Kallmann, Antin & Robinson in Roseland, New Jersey. At the Gennet firm, he was responsible for handling both plaintiff and defense personal injury matters, and the defense of first-party insurance and property damage subrogation claims on behalf of insurance carriers. During his time as an associate with those law firms, he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in hundreds of personal injury, insurance and property damage cases of varying complexity and tried several jury cases to verdict.
In July 1993, Mr. Seelagy opened his law practice as a solo practitioner. For the past 27 years, Mr. Seelagy has handled hundreds of complex personal injury, employment, civil rights, products liability, insurance coverage and property damage cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts throughout New Jersey and in New York. The firm has also handled numerous worker's compensation matters on behalf injured workers in the Division of Worker's Compensation.
From November 2001 until December 31, 2012, Mr. Seelagy served as a member of the Sparta Township Council in Sparta, New Jersey. During that time, he served three, 1 year terms as Mayor, two terms as the Deputy Mayor and four years as a member of the Sparta Township Planning Board. His extensive involvement in municipal government has given him a strong background regarding the internal functioning of virtually all aspects of a municipal government, policy making, the function and responsibility of municipal officials and employees, union activity and an in-depth knowledge of municipal and land-use law.
Mr. Seelagy has tried in excess of 50 jury cases and 20 non-jury cases to verdict. He has successfully settled hundreds of complex personal injury, products liability, employment, insurance and contract cases through mediation and/or arbitration proceedings as both plaintiff and defense counsel.
Mr. Seelagy is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Currently, Mr. Seelagy is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Morris County Bar Association and the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.