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I am a litigator with over 20 years of experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Although a large part of my practice is focused on employment litigation and civil rights issues, I have also represented clients in a variety of matters involving complex commercial litigation.


 


In the employment field, I represent both employees and employers who want to do the right thing.  I have handled cases involve claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and wage and hour claims.  We also conduct independent investigations of workplace misconduct.


 


I bring extensive experice, including teaching at Seton Hall Law School and practice in top notch law firms.  I am a graduate of Cornell University, and N.Y.U. School of Law, where I was on the Editorial Board of the NYU Law Review.  After law school, I was a federal judicial law clerk to the Hon. John J. Gibbons, on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals


 


In addition to the highest quality legal work, my clients tell me that they appreciate that I am accessible, honest, and easy to talk to.  I will return your phone calls promptly, I promise.  I will be honest with you, always.  I will take the time to listen to your concerns.  I will give you my best professional opinion about your options, and then encourage you to make the choices that work best for you.


 


I take a great deal of pride in the quality of legal services that I provide my clients. Employment litigation takes tenacity, sensitivity and smarts.  My partner Tiffanie Benfer and I work together to be sure that every client is served as well as possible. We are proud that much of our work comes from referrals from other lawyers who have seen us in action, and from the clients we have served.


 


Feel free to give our office a call and see whether our firm is a good match for your needs.


 


 


 



 

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Practice areas

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  1. Discrimination: 30%
  2. Employment: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Civil Rights: 15%
  5. Constitutional: 5%

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Contact info

Hardwick Benfer LLC

179 North Broad St.
Doylestown, PA, 18901

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200612/01/2015
NJActive198509/10/2015
NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2011
Senior Editor, NYU Law ReviewNYU Law Review1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHardwick Collier LLC2009 - Present
PartnerHill Wallack LLP2006 - 2009
AttorneySugarman & Associates2005 - 2006
Associate Clinical ProfessorSeton Hall School of Law1999 - 2004
School Board Member, Vice PresidentWestfield Board of Education1996 - 1999
Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and Appellate AdvocacySeton Hall School of Law1992 - 1996
AssociateGibbons Del Deo Dolan Griffinger & Vecchione1985 - 1991
N/AHon. John J. Gibbons, 3rd Circuit Ct of Appeals1984 - 1985
Summer AssociateSullivan & Cromwell1983 - 1983
Law Student InternNAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund1982 - 1982
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities CommitteeMembership co-Chair2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Alternatives to Litigation SubcommitteeCo-Chair2009 - 2011
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities CommitteeMember2007 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Bucks County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Star Ledger"Burning Questions: Religion in the workplace"2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Cornell UniversityEconomics and HistoryBA1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyDeposition Skills, Faculty2011
ABA, 5th Annual Labor and Employment Law ConferenceAnatomy of a Layoff: The Legal and Psychological Implications of RIF's2011
American Bar Association, Annual MeetingFlexible Workplaces, Alternative Work Schedules & Furloughs2010
ABA, Labor and Employment Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Mid-winter meetingSurfing a Big Wave or Heading for a Wipeout: A Look at Corporate ADR Programs2010
NITADeposition Skills Faculty2009
ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Mid-Winter MeetingLitigation of Electronic Information Theft Claims2009
BCBA, Continuing Legal EducationSupreme Court 2008 Developments2008
BCBA, Continuing Legal EducationHow to Recognize a Valid Employment Discrimination/Harassment Claim and What to Do About It2007
BCBA, Continuing Legal EducationSignificant Supreme Court Developments, employment law2007