John E. Croot, Jr., a partner in the firm, has over 25 years of experience representing public and private schools in their legal matters. Mr. Croot counsels clients in all aspects of school law and related fields, including: student discipline, HIB, residency, tenure and seniority, labor negotiations, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, New Jersey Family Leave Act, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Open Public Meetings Act, Open Public Records Act, contract negotiation and interpretation, and the review and drafting of policies and by-laws. Mr. Croot has extensive experience representing public and private education clients in litigation before the Superior Courts of New Jersey, the United States District Court, the Office of Administrative Law, Commissioner of Education, Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, Division of Workers Compensation, United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the Government Records Council.
Mr. Croot is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is a member of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, the School Law Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.
He is a graduate of the Fordham University School of Law and Rutgers College.