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Richard Steven Swartz

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Richard Swartz, Esquire, is a founding member of Swartz Swidler, LLC, a boutique law firm that focuses on employment litigation and counseling in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Previously, Richard practiced law in the labor and employment departments of Ballard Spahr, Pepper Hamilton, and Blank Rome.  Drawing on this big firm experience, Richard offers the "know how" associated with big firms along with the "personal contact" associated with the boutique.


Richard received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law in 1997. While at Temple, he interned for the Honorable Robert S. Gawthrop, III, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Prior to attending law school, Richard received his Bachelor of Arts from the Curtis Institute of Music where he majored in French Horn. He played the French Horn professionally with such organizations as the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops with Peter Nero, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and, as a substitute, with the Philadelphia Orchestra.


Richard is admitted to the Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and to the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and to the Third Circuit.


Richard is conversational in Spanish and welcomes the opportunity to brush up on his Spanish with clients.  While at Temple, Richard was a member of L.A.L.S.A.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    18 years



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1101 Kings Highway North
Suite 10
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2014
Winner of Chamber Music CompetitionLos Angelos Philharmonic Institute1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate Attorney - Labor & EmploymentBlank Rome, Pepper Hamilton, Ballard Spahr1998 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Camden County Partnership for ChildrenBoard of Directors2004 - 2008
Cerebral Palsy of New JerseyBoard of Directors2003 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
G.F. v. P.M.Case settled after close of second day of arbitration hearing.
C. Amuso v. N.B.S., Inc.Verdict for my client, the plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Consequences of Misclassifying Employees2015
Rutgers Law SchoolGuest Speaker2015
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)PA and Federal Wage and Hour Law Basics2014
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Understanding Damages & Indemnities in Commercial Contracts (Employment Related Contracts Section)2013 blogFacebook Passwords . . . Employers, Be Careful What You Ask For2012
PBI - 18th Annual Employment Law InstituteAge Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Legal Update2012
CLEFLSA Wage and Hour Ethical Issues2011
Lorman Education Services publicationEmployment Law from A to Z in Pennsylvania2011
Lorman Education Services publicationEmployment Law A-Z in Pennsylvania2007
Lorman Education Services publicationPayroll Management in New Jersey2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
The Curtis Institute of MusicN/ABachelor of MusicN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) - 19th Annual Employment Law InstituteFLSA - Wage and Hour - Minimum Wage and Overtime Primer2014
Understanding Damages & Indemnities in Commercial Contracts (Employment Related Contracts Section)Contracts in the Employment World - Damages Available2013
Rutgers Law School Employment Law ClassFLSA - Wage and Hour, Overtime Primer2013
SJPA: CLE for NJCPRelevant Court Rules for Paralegals2012
PBI - 18th Annual Employment Law InstituteLitigating Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Claims2012
Ethical Issues in FLSA Collective ActionsFLSA Wage and Hour Ethical Issues2011
Employment Law from A to Z in PAEmployment Law from A to Z in PA2011
PBI Continuing Legal Education SeminarDamages in the Employment Arena2010
Understanding and Complying With the Ever- Changing Employment and Labor Laws in PennsylvaniaUnderstanding and Complying With the Ever- Changing Employment and Labor Laws in Pennsylvania2008
Employment Law A-ZEmployment Law A-Z in Pennsylvania2007
Employment Discrimination LawEmployment Discrimination Law in New Jersey2007
Lorman Education ServicesPayroll Management in New Jersey2005