DanaLynn Colao focuses her practice on business litigation with an emphasis on employment issues, higher education, school law and professional liability counseling and litigation. She counsels clients on a wide array of issues that arise in the workplace including medical leaves of absence, wage and hour claims, employment agreements and non-compete agreements. She represents clients in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels and before administrative tribunals.
DanaLynn successfully resolves complex and routine business issues in an efficient and practical manner. Strategic thinking and affirmative measures enable DanaLynn to significantly reduce potential liability for her clients.
DanaLynn frequently lectures and conducts training for business and professional organizations on employment issues, such as discrimination, harassment, employee handbooks and hiring and firing. In addition to working diligently for her clients to ensure the best result, she has taken a leadership role in the Firm by serving on various committees and mentoring associates.
DanaLynn’s organizational and interpersonal skills have enabled her to balance the demands of being a mother of three young boys with a growing practice.
Raphaela Fernandez v. Pathmark, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, September 27, 2006
Miller v. Lambert, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Morris County
Honors and Awards
New Jersey Super Lawyers - 2013
New Jersey Law Journal - 40 Under 40 2009
New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2009-2012
“Term Limits: An Optimistic Attempt to an Unresolvable Issue,” 21 Seton Hall Legis. J. 657, 1997
"Managing Employee Performance to Improve The Bottom Line" - March 5, 2013
Frequent lecturer on labor and employment law issues for organizations such as the National Association of Temple Administrators, the Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association, Roster Financial, Mennekes Electronics, BAREWEB, D&M Holdings, Inc. and others.
Memberships and Activities
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey Federal Bar Association
Morris County Chamber of Commerce