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Leslie A Farber

Discrimination Attorney at Montclair, NJ

4.8   16 reviews

also known as Leslie Farber, Law Office of Leslie A. Farber

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 8 years
    New York - NY 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 31 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Leslie

Learn Leslie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    Employment discrimination because of race, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity. (Percentage of practice number is only a placeholder)

  2. Family
    Divorce, property settlement agreements, 2nd parent adoptions, prenuptial agreements with the least pain possible. (Percentage of practice number is only a placeholder)

    20 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment contracts, separation agreements, non-compete agreements, INITIAL CONSULTATION FEE (Percentage of practice number is only a placeholder)

    24 years

  4. Litigation
    Contract disputes, business disputes, appeals

    31 years

  5. Estate planning
    Wills, living wills, power of attorney to protect your interests and those of your loved ones and heirs. (Percentage of practice number is only a placeholder)

    30 years

  6. Contracts and agreements
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  7. Domestic violence
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  8. LGBT+ Law
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  9. Marriage and prenuptials
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  10. Power of attorney
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  11. Sexual harassment
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  12. Uncontested divorce
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  13. Wills and living wills
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Leslie A. Farber, Esq. has been practicing law since 1991.  She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Drew University, and her Law Degree from Pace University School of Law.  In law school, she was an editor of the Pace Law Review and participated in Pace's Appellate Litigation Clinic.

For the past 22 years, she has represented both individuals and businesses in many areas of litigation in state, federal and municipal courts from initial consultation through discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal, when necessary.

Ms. Farber has lectured and published works in a variety of areas. She currently is a member of the regional American, New Jersey, New York, and Essex County Bar Associations, and the New Jersey Association of Justice and Essex County LGBTQ Advisory Board.  Ms. Farber also has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Employment Lawyers Association–New Jersey, Chair and Legislative Coordinator of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a Board member of the National LGBT Bar Association.

Several of Ms. Farber's cases have resulted in published, precedent setting decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Leslie A. Farber Attorney at Law
105 Grove Street
Suite 1
Montclair, NJ, 07042


4.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Marce | December 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was the best and most professional lawyer I have ever met who solved my problem. thank you and super indicate
Response from Leslie Farber January 21, 2020
Thank you.
Posted by Eileen | April 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
Ms. Leslie Farber represented me in a case involving Employment Law and from the first meeting, I had complete faith that she was extremely experienced, thorough and honest with me about all aspects of my case. I would absolutely want Leslie as my attorney again if the need presents itself. I highly recommend.
Posted by Aaron | November 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Knowledgeable, Kind
I was sued for copyright infringement, on top of drowning in debt. Leslie explained all my options, always responding to my emails quickly and thoroughly, no matter how many questions I had. She turned an ordeal into a managed situation. I hope I don't have any need for a lawyer again, but if I do, I will absolutely go to her, first.
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Posted by Mike | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Trusted Resource and Advisor
Ms. Farber has been our attorney for years and has worked FOR and WITH us in varied legal situations. She is tenacious, incredibly astute with today’s laws and she won’t “sugar coat” anything. Her experience in state and national legislation only adds to her impeccable acumen. I can honestly say, I would not be married today if it weren’t for her! I could go on and on about her legal prowess...go and find out for yourself!
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Posted by Margo | December 9, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Competent Attorney
Ive utilized Ms. Farber for a variety of matters over the past 10 years. She has always steered me in the right direction with great advice! She doesn't overcharge and is smart. I am thankful to have found her. She's great and I highly recommend her!
Posted by William | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Leslie was excellent explaining the processes involved in my case. She was honest and direct. Although it is not a necessary characteristic of a good attorney she was sincere, which, helped clam my fears. I couldn't have hoped for a better experience.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2015
Couldn't have been better
Leslie Farber represented me in a copyright infringement case. She did an excellent job explaining my options, and I always felt the options she advised were the correct course of action. Ms. Farber kept me up to date with all developments, even returning an email while she was away for a conference. She was accessible, patient, and compassionate. I would highly recommend her legal services for anyone else who requires representation for their copyright infringement legal problems.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2015
Excellent, Honest, and Great Communication
Leslie helped to educate and advise me in a legal matter regarding copyright infringement. She was very open and honest as she provided counsel for my case. She also kept me very well informed and the communications (both detail and volume) were great.
Posted by John | March 22, 2010
Imagine it - an honest lawyer!
Leslie has helped us out twice now to our complete satisfaction. We are pleased to refer to her as "our lawyer." She is thoughtful and thorough and doesn't hesitate to go the extra mile without being asked. John and Frank [last name removed]
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2009
Working with Leslie
Leslie is a great lawyer. After she listened to my situation and understood my concerns, she proceeded to do what needs to be done with my case. I appreciate that she's always willing to explain what needs to be done and why. She is just the smart and pro-active advocate I was looking for.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2009
Excellent Attorney
Made a bad situation very easy.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2009
An Excellent Attorney
Ms Farber has advised our company for over 8 years. She is always professional, knowledgeable and reliable. I highly recommend her. Jackie Skipper Barrios President GEDI Systems Inc. NYC
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2009
Supremely competent, caring, and thoughtful!
Leslie's help to me with various things across several different legal disciplines including financial, contract, real estate (and, yes, traffic tickets, too!) and others, has been wonderful! Supremely competent, caring, and thoughtful is the absolute best way I can describe her practice...
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2009
High Quality Professional Legal Service.
My experience with Leslie Farber was very professional I felt I could trust her with anything I needed. She always returns calls, keeps you informed and update with all aspects of your case. I would reccomend her services to anyone who is looking for a smart, warm, caring professional and knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2009
Company Owner
I have used Leslie a couple of times and would not have any problem doing so again. I have recomended her to other clients
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2012
Had to find someone new
I felt like I was left completely in the dark regarding my case. I had to retain another attorney so that I felt adequately represented.
Response from Leslie Farber May 12, 2012
I communicated with this client a couple of times each week, gave him updates as much as possible, and explained to him that I was unable to give him a projection on how his final divorce agreement work out until I knew the financial status of his spouse which was about to arrive.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Breslin & Breslin, P.A.
  • 1991 - 2001


  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Drew University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Doto v. Russo
  • Underinsured motorist coverage awarded
  • Weber v. Jolly Hotels
  • Settled.
  • Princeton Ins. Co. v. Chunmuang
  • Won insurance coverage


  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Employment Lawyers - New Jersey
  • Board of Directors, Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Rights Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2009
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2010
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2009
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Products Liability Practice Guide (Matthew Bender, 1995)
  • “Household Products” (Revised Chapter 45 B)
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference of International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies
  • Emerging Civil and Human Rights Issues Regarding the GLBTI Communities
  • 2006
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Hot Topics in the Fast Paced Practice of GLBT Law
  • 2005
  • Bergen County Bar Foundation
  • The Domestic Partnership Act
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leslie is a hell of a good lawyer. I definitely endorse her. Going up against her is a tough task."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I primarily practice law in New York. When I have a matter that requires a New Jersey attorney, I rely on Leslie Farber. I know that she will devote herself to helping the client achieve the best results possible."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Farber has a great state-wide reputation to match the devotion and perseverance that she brings to every case on behalf of her clients. I would not hesitate to strongly recommend any individual looking to find an experienced employment law litigator to choose Ms. Farber."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Farber is a well known and respected litigator in the Labor and Employment field. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Copyright infringement
Employment and labor
Employment and labor