Scott D. Samansky

New Jersey: 973-560-9000

Fax: 973-560-0060

Scott D. Samansky

Scott is a successful litigator and appellate advocate. He has tried many cases in the field of insurance defense and general liability litigation. Scott has a very diverse range of defense experience including professional malpractice, workers' compensation and all general liability matters. Mr. Samansky began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Francis M. Cocchia, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Upon entering private practice as a trial attorney for the insureds of various general liability and workers’ compensation insurance carriers, Scott continues his career today as a highly respected attorney for self-insured companies, third-party administrators and insurance carriers. His extensive litigation experience includes various areas of the law throughout the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey. In addition, Scott is trial counsel for large retail and distribution companies, national supermarkets and property owners.

Scott successfully argued the case of Sciarrotta, et al. v. East Coast Hockey League, et al. before the Supreme Court of New Jersey which ruled that warnings or precautions are not necessary if outside the zone of danger at a sporting event.

Scott is an elected member of the Springfield Township Board of Education, an appointed member of the Springfield Recreation Committee, and takes an active role in many youth and high school sports in his town.

Practice Areas:

  • Premises/Retail Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Dram Shop/Social Host Liability
  • General Liability
  • Amusement Parks, Sports and Leisure Liability
  • Appellate Practice

Admitted to Practice:

  • State of New Jersey -1989
  • District of Columbia – 1992
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College – 1983
  • Juris Doctor, University of Baltimore Law School – 1989

Published Decisions:

  • Scottsdale Insurance Co., v. Weiner, (U.S.D.C. 2010)
  • Sciarrotta v. Global Spectrum, 194 N.J. 345 (2008)
  • Halbach v. Boyman, 377 N.J. Super. 202 (App. Div. 2005)
  • Alampi v. Russo, 345 N.J. Super. 360 (App. Div. 2001)
  • LaBracio Family Partnership v. 1239 Roosevelt Avenue, Inc.,
    340 N.J. Super. 155 (App. Div. 2001)
  • Leslie v. USA, 178 F.3d 1279 (3d Cir. 1999)

Personal Information:
  • Elected member of Springfield Board of Education
  • Director of Umpires, Springfield Junior Baseball League
  • Former coach of youth baseball, soccer and basketball teams
  • Member of the Jonathan Dayton High School baseball and ice hockey parents’ organizations