Donald Scarinci is the Founding Partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck. He writes and lectures extensively about Constitutional Law and edits the award winning, The Constitutional Law Reporter. His practice focuses on representing public institutions and businesses that interact with government.
Mr. Scarinci is well known for his work in Municipal Law, School Law, Business and Health Care law. He has represented some of the largest municipalities and counties in New Jersey, as well as numerous planning and zoning boards, economic development authorities, school boards, utility authorities, colleges, hospitals and other public entities at all levels of municipal, county, regional and state government.
Mr. Scarinci currently serves as Corporation Counsel to the City of Union City and the Town of West New York. He previously served as counsel to the New Jersey State Assembly and as counsel to the Democratic members of both the Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions in New Jersey. Mr. Scarinci is one of approximately 100 New Jersey Attorneys designated as a Diplomate in Municipal Law. He has served as a Trustee of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys for almost two decades.
Mr. Scarinci is the author of “David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution,” a historical biography about David Brearley, signer of the Constitution from the State of New Jersey and the first Federal District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey (1789). He also authored, “Redistricting and the Politics of Reform,” published in 2010.
In addition to distinguishing himself as an attorney, Mr. Scarinci is recognized internationally as an authority on coins and medallic art. Since 2005 he has served at the pleasure of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission, the the committee created by Congress to review and approves all designs that appear on American coinage. His most recent book “Coin of the Year”, Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship was published by Krause Publications in July, 2015.
|"Coin of the Year”, Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship||Krause Publications||July, 2015|
|Redistricting and the Politics of Reform||Independent Books||November 2010|
|David Brearley and the Making of the United States Constitution||New Jersey Heritage Press||June 2005|
|New ‘Pay to Play’ Law to Impact Public Contracting in New Jersey||Municipal Law Review, Volume 27, Number 3||September 2004|
|Congressional Redistricting in New Jersey||Seton Hall Law Review - Volume Thirty-Two, Number Four||2003|
|Pay-to-Play Limits: Just More Curbs on Campaign Contributions||New Jersey Law Journal||April 28, 2003|
|New Jersey’s Experiment with Campaign Finance Reform||New Jersey Lawyer||April 2001|
|Contribution-Limits Law Sets Complex Standards||New Jersey Law Journal||May 3, 1993|
|The New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act: Is It Reform?||Seton Hall Legislative Journal, VOL. 18, Number 1||1993|
|To Disclose or Not to Disclose||New Jersey Lawyer||September/October 1992|
|Ethics Enforcement: A New Role for the Local Finance Board||Municipal Bond News||June 1991|
Thomas Jefferson & John Adams Discuss the Constitution with Donald Scarinci 07-01-2016
State of New Jersey's Recommended "Best Practices" for Public Entities 04-16-2014
Marbury v. Madison | How it gave the Supreme Court the power to decide fate of "Obama care" 05-08-2012
Griswold v. Connecticut Back in the Spotlight As Birth Control Debate Resurfaces 07-17-2012
Will Regulatory Hurdles Leave New Jersey Wind Farms Blowing in the Breeze? 09-25-2012
Gerrymandering and the Courts on Redistricting 01-16-2012
What is Redistricting in the United States 01-10-2012
- Seton Hall University (JD, 1983)
- New York University (MA in English Language and Literature, 1980)
- Montclair State University (BA, 1978)
- New Jersey
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- Diplomate in Municipal Law
- Hudson County Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association (Local Government Section, Director, 1994-)
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys
- Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission
- New Jersey State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Advisory Committee