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A New Jersey native, Bob focuses his practice on Labor and Employment Law. He is the author of a book on reducing stress and violence in the workplace, and written numerous other articles about legal issues in the area of Labor and Employment Law. In addition to being a member of various business organizations, Bob still finds time to run in marathons, play softball, and the saxophone.


Practice Areas

Labor & Employment

  • Representation and Defense of Private and Public Sector         Employers on Traditional Labor and Employment Law, Human Resources, and Employee-Relations Matters

  • Providing counsel in the areas of union recognition and organization, collective bargaining, contract and grievance administration, labor arbitration, unfair labor practice charges, OSHA, FLSA and wage and hour issues, unemployment claims, and worker's compensation law. Equal emphasis on the defense of employers in employment discrimination law including Title VII, ADA, ADAAA, ADEA, Pregnancy Discrimination, Workplace and Sexual Harassment, and the FMLA.

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association

  • State Bar of Michigan

  • State Bar of Pennsylvania (inactive)

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Mishawaka Business Association

  • Board of Directors, Chairman, Consultants Roundtable

  • Member, Granger Business Association

  • Member and Former Ambassador, St. Joseph County Chamber      of Commerce

  • Member, Christians in Commerce



Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

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Contact info

4100 Edison Lakes Pkwy Ste 100
Mishawaka, IN, 46545


INActive In Good Standing200210/31/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing197511/03/2015
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Legal answers
Publication nameTitleDate
May Oberfell LorberTips for Minimizing FCRA Risks*2015
May Oberfell LorberDoes “Protected Concerted Activity” Really Mean One?2014
May Oberfell LorberEmployee or Independent Contractor? It’s a Control Thing2014
May Oberfell LorberWhat’s in Your Document Retention Policy?2014
Bristol Banner BooksThey Never Saw it Coming ... An Employer's Guide for Reducing Stress and Violence in the Workplace2003
Drake Law ReviewSexual Harassment in Employment — Some Proposals Toward More Realistic Standards of Liability1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLabor LawLL.M - Master of Laws1982
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Villanova UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1964