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
Licensed since 1997
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Awesome Attorney||South Jersey Magazine||2014|
|Winner of Chamber Music Competition||Los Angelos Philharmonic Institute||1990|
|Associate Attorney - Labor & Employment||Blank Rome, Pepper Hamilton, Ballard Spahr||1998 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Camden County Partnership for Children||Board of Directors||2004 - 2008|
|Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey||Board of Directors||2003 - 2009|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||Consequences of Misclassifying Employees||2015|
|Rutgers Law School||Guest Speaker||2015|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||PA and Federal Wage and Hour Law Basics||2014|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||Understanding Damages & Indemnities in Commercial Contracts (Employment Related Contracts Section)||2013|
|nj-discrimination.com blog||Facebook Passwords . . . Employers, Be Careful What You Ask For||2012|
|PBI - 18th Annual Employment Law Institute||Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Legal Update||2012|
|CLE||FLSA Wage and Hour Ethical Issues||2011|
|Lorman Education Services publication||Employment Law from A to Z in Pennsylvania||2011|
|Lorman Education Services publication||Employment Law A-Z in Pennsylvania||2007|
|Lorman Education Services publication||Payroll Management in New Jersey||2005|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|The Curtis Institute of Music||N/A||Bachelor of Music||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) - 19th Annual Employment Law Institute||FLSA - Wage and Hour - Minimum Wage and Overtime Primer||2014|
|Understanding Damages & Indemnities in Commercial Contracts (Employment Related Contracts Section)||Contracts in the Employment World - Damages Available||2013|
|Rutgers Law School Employment Law Class||FLSA - Wage and Hour, Overtime Primer||2013|
|SJPA: CLE for NJCP||Relevant Court Rules for Paralegals||2012|
|PBI - 18th Annual Employment Law Institute||Litigating Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Claims||2012|
|Ethical Issues in FLSA Collective Actions||FLSA Wage and Hour Ethical Issues||2011|
|Employment Law from A to Z in PA||Employment Law from A to Z in PA||2011|
|PBI Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Damages in the Employment Arena||2010|
|Understanding and Complying With the Ever- Changing Employment and Labor Laws in Pennsylvania||Understanding and Complying With the Ever- Changing Employment and Labor Laws in Pennsylvania||2008|
|Employment Law A-Z||Employment Law A-Z in Pennsylvania||2007|
|Employment Discrimination Law||Employment Discrimination Law in New Jersey||2007|
|Lorman Education Services||Payroll Management in New Jersey||2005|