Zabell & Associates Staff


Saul Zabell

Saul-Zabell

Saul D. Zabell is a principal and founding partner in the law firm of Zabell & Associates, P.C. Located at One Corporate Drive, Suite 103 Bohemia New York. Saul has dedicated his career to practicing law in the areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and harassment issues, wrongful termination, personnel policy review and development, employee discharge and discipline, employment contracts, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, Executive compensation structuring, labor relations, collective bargaining, union/management issues, and wage and hour compliance.

Mr. Zabell graduated from New York Law School after graduating from the State University of New York at Albany.

Mr. Zabell practices in a variety of labor and employment related areas of the law including the National Labor Relations Act, the Federal Railway Labor Act, State and Federal Wage/Hour Laws, COBRA, IRCA, Laws against Discrimination, FMLA, ERISA and the ADA. In addition to traditional labor and employment laws, Mr. Zabell has represented clients under the Federal False Claims Act, otherwise known as Federal Whistle-Blower Law or Qui-Tam Law. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements and individual employment agreements, as well as advised and represented employers in hundreds of grievances, mediations and arbitrations.

Mr. Zabell is an experienced litigator whose practice routinely finds him advocating and litigating on behalf of his clients before various administrative tribunals, State Courts in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Michigan, United States District Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Labor Relations Board and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Zabell is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.


Cases of Interest

Mack v. Otis Elevator Co., Docket No. 02-7056 , UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT , 326 F.3d 116; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 6948; 173 L.R.R.M. 2779; 91 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1009; 149 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P10,284; 84 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P41,422, January 3, 2003, Final Submission, April 11, 2003, Decided, As Amended May 8, 2003. US Supreme Court certiorari denied by Otis Elevator Co. v. Mack, 2003 U.S. LEXIS 8366 (U.S., Nov. 17, 2003)

Patterson v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., 01 Civ. 7513 (LMM) , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17135; 94 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1034; 34 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 1051, August 26, 2004, Decided, August 26, 2004, Filed

Astudillo v. US News & World Report, 02 Civ. 7902 (WHP) , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK , 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18685; 9 Wage & Hour Cas. 2d (BNA) 1738, September 17, 2004, Decided, Reconsideration denied by Astudillo v. U.S. News & World Report, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92 (S.D.N.Y., Jan. 6, 2005)

Canino v. County of Suffolk, No. 03-7280, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT , 81 Fed. Appx. 379; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 23808, November 21, 2003, Decided

Hansen v. Danish Tourist Bd., CV 00-1419 (ADS), UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, 147 F. Supp. 2d 142; 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6858; 85 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1606; 81 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P40,858, May 19, 2001, Decided

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Assocation

Admissions

  • New York State
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Benefits/ERISA Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Railway Labor Act
  • Hotel Law
  • Non-Profit Law
  • Federal False
  • Claims Act (Qui Tam)
  • Human Resources lectures and training

Community Involvement

  • 2006 Long Island Top 40 Under 40
  • Sayville Kiwanis Club, Treasurer
  • Coalition against Child Abuse and Neglect, Committee member
  • Clubhouse of Suffolk, Committee member
  • MacArthur Business Alliance, Past President
  • Volunteer Parent Educational Advocate for Parents of Children With Down Syndrome

Dan Johnston

Mr. Johnston is an Associate with the firm and litigates on behalf of both employee and management clients. He concentrates in cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, New York State Human Rights Law, New York Civil Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, and New York Labor Law.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Johnston practiced as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, prosecuting well over a thousand cases to disposition. This included near-daily court appearances, numerous jury and bench trials with favorable verdicts, a variety of hearings and motion practice, and conducting investigations.

Prior to admission, Mr. Johnston was a Law Clerk in the Legal Department of Fannie Mae, where he conducted research, drafting memorandum and motions, and collaborating with outside counsel on a wide range of active and potential litigation issues facing the company. Mr. Johnston frequently conducted research and advised attorneys on labor and employment issues.

He is a cum laude graduate of George Washington University School of Law, where he received the Pamela Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration award for representing the law school in the 2014 Vis International Commercial Arbitration East competition in Hong Kong. Mr. Johnston was both a Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution Board member. Mr. Johnston was also a student practitioner with the Federal Appellate Criminal clinic, drafting appeals and delivering oral arguments on behalf of indigent clients before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Employment Advisory and Executive Compensation
  • Contract Formation and Disputes

Ryan M. Eden

Ryan M. Eden, an associate attorney with Zabell & Associates, focuses his practice in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Eden is experienced representing clients in federal and state wage-and-hour class actions, discrimination suits, workplace harassment, retaliation and whistle blower claims. Mr. Eden regularly provides advice and counsel to both small and large businesses regarding employment policies and practices. Mr. Eden has handled claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York State Labor Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Eden was an associate attorney at a New York law firm, where he represented clients in matters involving civil rights, retaliation, whistle blowing, and wage-and-hour disputes.

Mr. Eden is a graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he served as the Research Editor to Volume 32 of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal.

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Benefits/ERISA
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction

Community Involvement

  • BNI - Meadow's Edge Chapter

Paralegals


Aldo Hernandez

Aldo Hernandez is a Paralegal at Zabell & Associates, P.C. He assists the Firm’s attorneys with preparing and managing materials for legal matters includingemployment, discrimination, wage and hour, and civil rights laws. Mr. Hernandez graduated from St. Johns University in New York with an A.S in Criminal Justice and a B.S in Legal Studies.


Alexandra Russell

Alexandra Russell is a Paralegal at Zabell & Associates, P.C. She assists the Firm’s attorneys with preparing and managing materials for legal matters including labor, employment and benefits matters. Ms. Russell graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in English Literature and minors in Creative Writing and Psychology.


Kelsey Zummo

Kelsey Zummo is a Paralegal at Zabell & Associates, P.C. She assists the Firm’s attorneys with preparing and managing materials for legal matters including, but not limited to, labor, employment, and benefits. Ms. Zummo graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Linguistics and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.


Mike Matson

Mike Matson is a Paralegal at Zabell & Associates, P.C. He assists the Firm’s attorneys with preparing and managing materials for legal matters including, but not limited to, employment, discrimination, wage and hour, and civil rights laws. Mr. Matson initially attended the University of Connecticut where he participated on the school’s football team for one year. Mr. Matson then transferred to West Virginia University and graduated with a B.S. in Biology. Mr. Matson plans to pursue a legal career, with the intent to enroll in law school the fall of 2017.


Samantha Hudler

Ms. Hudler has been a paralegal with the firm since 2013. Ms. Hudler is a J.D. Candidate at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University expected to graduate in May 2018. After completing her first year of law school, Ms. Hudler was invited onto the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal.

In addition to working with the firm, Ms. Hudler is interning at the New York State Division of Human Rights in Hauppauge, New York. Ms. Hudler plans to devote her career to labor and employment matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hudler received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Widener University. During her senior year, Ms. Hudler interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Rolando Delacruz

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Rolando Delacruz is a paralegal at Zabell & Associates, P.C. He assists the Firm’s attorneys with preparing and managing materials for legal matters including, but not limited to, employment, commercial and tort law. In 2010, Mr. Delacruz graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with a B.A. in Philosophy. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2014. Mr. Delacruz is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois. Mr. Delacruz is now awaiting to be certified for admission in the state of New York.