Jeffrey R. Schott, Esq.Senior Associate Attorney
Attorney Jeffrey R. Schott joined Scaringi Law in December 2020 and brought his twenty years of experience in employment and labor law, civil rights, patients’ rights, education, mental health & firearms restoration, and disability law. He is based in our Harrisburg Office and represents clients throughout Central Pennsylvania.
In employment and labor law, he has represented unions, including both the unions and their members, and business clients for 20 years, as well as individuals, advising on employment contracts, including covenants not to compete, trade secrets among others, severance agreements, wage and hour law claims, arbitration, discrimination, unemployment, workers’ compensation, contractor/subcontractor claims, and Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
In his civil rights practice, Attorney Schott has handled both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ cases in race, gender, age, religious discrimination/freedom, and education cases, including Title VII Civil Rights Act claims. Attorney Schott is one of the leading attorneys in Pennsylvania in obtaining religious-based exemptions to employer vaccine mandates.
In his patients’ rights law practice, he assists patients with disabilities and in obtaining medical treatment and in gaining access to clinical trials for critically ill patients, asserting HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) claims.
Attorney Schott also represents individuals subjected to involuntary commitments under the Mental Health Procedures Act (MHPA) and seeks to have them freed from commitment or have their prior commitment under Section 302 expunged. Attorney Schott also represents individuals subjected to a prior commitment under the MHPA in the restoration of their firearms rights.
In his education law practice, Attorney Schott represents students and/or parents in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) actions, IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings, Due Process hearings, dress code (political speech) and expulsion, suspension, and other disciplinary actions. Attorney Schott has handled many ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) cases and advises parents on 504 plans (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) to remove barriers and allow students with disabilities to participate freely in both public elementary and secondary education. Attorney Schott also advises on the Pennsylvania Sunshine Law and represents claimants in Right to Know Act requests.
In his disability law practice, he represents individuals denied life insurance benefits and short and long term disability benefits, he handles appeals of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plan denials, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases, including failure or refusal to hire, discrimination in promotions, refusal to provide reasonable accommodations, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases, including denial of FMLA leave requests and retaliation claims, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases.
Joined the Firm
Areas of Practice
- Employment Law
- Labor Law
- Civil Rights
- Patients’ Rights
- Civil Litigation
- Mental Health & Firearms Restoration
- Education Law
- Social Security Disability (SSDI)
- Pennsylvania, New Jersey (inactive status in NJ)
- United States Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Widener University School of Law, J.D. awarded cum laude, May 1998
- G.P.A.: 3.456 (9th of 168)
- Law Review
- Trial Advocacy Honor Society
- Dean’s Honors List every semester
- 1995 American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Methods I Analysis
- 1996 American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Methods II Advocacy
- Finalist - Moot Court Brief Competition
- Faculty Award Scholarship
- 1998 Legal Research and Writing Award
Lebanon Valley College
- B.A. with majors in Economics and Political Science awarded May 1995
- G.P.A.: 3.626
- Harmon v. Mifflin County School District: THE COMMONWEALTH COURT HOLDS THAT THE INFERENCE RESULTING FROM A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE’S REFUSAL TO TESTIFY IS SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE OF GUILT, 6 WIDENER J. PUB. L. 697 (1997).
- McIntyre v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review: THE COMMONWEALTH COURT HOLDS THAT AN EMPLOYEE’S SILENCE IS AN ADMISSION OF GUILT IN A DRUG TESTING CASE, 7 WIDENER J. PUB. L. 805 (1998).
- Lebanon County Relay for Life Mission and Cancer Action Network, Chair (2014-15)
- Cancer Action Network, Chair (2015-16)
- Bark for Life Chair (2015-16, 2016-17)
- Serves on Borough Council, Jonestown, Pennsylvania.
- Director, Pennsylvania Freedom Alliance