Admitted to the New Jersey and Federal District Court Bars
Also Admitted to New York Bar, The Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Valenzano is a partner at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. Mr. Valenzano’s primary areas of practice are employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Valenzano actively litigates in all areas of employment law, including but not limited to matters involving discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, as well as non-compete, whistleblower, wage and hour, and qui tam actions.
As an employment attorney, Mr. Valenzano has experience litigating on behalf of both employees and employers. As a member and board member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Mr. Valenzano believes everyone deserves a voice – especially those who have unfairly lost their job due to the insidious and shameful discrimination of their employer. Mr. Valenzano became an employment lawyer so that he could speak up for and defend workers who are unable to defend themselves against the disproportionate power of their employer.
Throughout his career, Mr. Valenzano has successfully litigated against international corporations, counties and municipalities, the State of New Jersey and the Federal Government. In addition, Mr. Valenzano routinely represents public employees such as teachers, police officers, and corrections officers when they are being unjustly brought up on phony disciplinary charges. Mr. Valenzano does not shy away from complex litigation matters. In addition to litigating employment discrimination and whistleblower matters, Mr. Valenzano has successfully litigated personal injury matters, consumer fraud matters, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, and the enforceability of restrictive covenants.
Recently, Mr. Valenzano successfully argued before the New Jersey Appellate Division in Roman v. Bergen Logistics, 456 NJ Super. 157, where the court held that an arbitration agreement’s bar of punitive damage claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) was unenforceable because it violates the public policy of “eradicating the cancer of discrimination” embodied in the LAD. Beyond his passion for litigation, Mr. Valenzano has considerable experience representing small businesses, partnerships, and sole proprietors in transactional work, such as preparing employment agreements, employee handbooks, operating agreements, shareholder’s agreements, partnership agreements, stockholder agreements, and by-laws. Mr. Valenzano has also successfully negotiated several sales, mergers, and acquisitions on behalf of small and mid-size businesses within the State of New Jersey.
Mr. Valenzano graduated from Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Sociology. Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Valenzano worked for United Cerebral Palsy as a Medicaid Service Coordinator providing access to social services to families caring for loved ones with disabilities and special health care needs in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan. After several years working for United Cerebral Palsy, Mr. Valenzano attended Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. Mr. Valenzano served as President of the Touro Law Center Student Bar Association from 2009-2010. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Valenzano was awarded the Excellence in Contribution to the Growth of the Law Center Award by the administration and faculty of Touro Law Center. Additionally, Mr. Valenzano served as the notes and comments editor of the Touro Law Center International Law Review and received an award in 2009 for Academic Excellence in the Study of International Human Rights.
I was able to overcome a hard situation thanks to Peter Valenzano. From day one, Peter and his team continuously put in hours and hard work towards my case and making sure justice was served where it was needed. If I sent a call, text or email, I could expect a reply within the hour. Peter consistently kept me updated with what was happening and what to expect. Just as another review stated, my only regret was not contacting them sooner. Peter was not only a great lawyer, but an amazing mentor. He genuinely cares and I couldn’t have went with anyone better. Thank you so much for helping me through all of this. You reminded me that no one should have to go through this alone, and i’m glad I had your support the entire way!
Working with the McOmber team was truly a pleasure. They’re real professionals, have an impeccable work ethic, and are compassionate individuals who genuinely care about their clients. Special thanks to Peter D. Valenzano and Chris McOmber for their hard work, dedication, and for always having my back. I highly recommend them!
Peter Valenzano is an excellent, superb, highly recommended professional and I couldn’t be happier with his exceptional service. He exceeded my expectations.
Felicia Imber Bogan
Peter Valenzano was extremely thorough through our entire process. He went above and beyond to communicate any and all necessary information. pertinent to our case. Peter put us at ease and respected our thoughts and opinions, allowing us the necessary time to make the right decisions. We appreciate the support that helped us with our resolution. We definitely recommend this team. Thank you!
Christian McOmber and Peter Valenzano are the best attorneys in town. I cannot say more positive things about them or thank them enough. Their tenacity, their knowledge and their passion for their work is what makes them great attorneys. When my voice was not being heard, I prayed to God to help me find a great lawyer and I thank God I found Christian and Peter. They always treated me with respect and seemed to care about my case. They fought for me like they promised!!! Thank you Christian and Peter. God bless you!!
Jim R, Jackson NJ; I want to thank Armen Mcomber and Peter Valenzano for their expertise, support and professionalism they provide.They both are amazing attorneys putting your best interest as a priority. As well, much gratitude to Tracey Brigance Paralegal and the rest of the support staff, in all creating a power house team in your corner.
Primary Practice Areas
- Age Discrimination
- Business Law
- Civil Litigation
- Disability Discrimination
- Employment Discrimination
- Employment Law
- Gender Discrimination
- Gender Identity Discrimination
- HIV and AIDS Discrimination
- LGBTQ Discrimination
- Personal Injury
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Product Liability
- Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment
- Transgender Discrimination
- Unemployment Compensation Appeals
In The News
- Christian V. McOmber & Peter D. Valenzano File Suit Against Motor Vehicle Assurance Company Alleging Workplace Riddled With Racism, Drug Use, and Fraud
- Partners Christian V. McOmber and Peter D. Valenzano represent Jannelly Peralta and Yusuf Rimawi in a two (2) plaintiff harassment and discrimination claim against Route 23 Auto Mall in Butler, New Jersey.
- Partners Christian V. McOmber and Peter D. Valenzano represent Nadia Zevallos in a whistleblower retaliation claim filed against Garden State Dental in Union, New Jersey.
- Christian V. McOmber and Peter D. Valenzano Represent Applebees Employee Who Stood Up To Racism
- Ex-pizzeria manager who texted anti-Semitic rant apologizes, will attend Holocaust program
- Armen McOmber, Peter Valenzano, & Nick Carlson Represent Client Nicholas Bogan In a Anti-Semitic Lawsuit Against Maurizio’s Pizzeria in Eatontown, NJ
- Peter Valenzano Represents Female Sexually Harassed By School Superintendent
- Arbitration Clause Can’t Bar Punitive Damages, Appeals Court Says
- Fired Novo Nordisk rep claims retaliation in miscarriage discrimination suit
- Novo Nordisk Hit With Bias, Whistleblower Suit In NJ