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Omar A Lopez

Employment and labor Attorney at Montclair, NJ

4.9   8 reviews

also known as Omar Antonio Lopez, Omar Lopez

  • State Years
    New York - NY 12 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Omar

Learn Omar’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Harassment Claims Under federal and state legislation, unlawful harassment occurs when someone is made to feel intimidated, insulted or humiliated because of their race, color, national or ethnic origin; gender; disability; sexual preference; or some other characteristic specified under antidiscrimination or human rights legislation . It can also happen if someone is working in a ‘hostile’ – or intimidating – environment. Sexual harassment is a form discrimination that occurs in the workplace.

    16 years

  2. Employee benefits
    Employee Benefits Under federal legislation, employees are entitled to claim pension and health benefits without fear of retaliation or interference by the employer. In addition, the firm works to protect pension benefits for public employees.

    16 years

  3. Workers compensation
    Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Compensation is a system whereby an employer must pay, or provide insurance to pay, the lost wages and medical expenses of an employee who is injured on the job. Workers’ compensation law is governed by statutes in every state. An employee is automatically entitled to receive certain benefits when she suffers an occupational disease or injury during the course of employment. Such benefits may include payment or wage-loss benefits, medical and career rehabilitation

    16 years

  4. Wrongful termination
    Workplace Discrimination Under federal and state legislation, unlawful discrimination occurs when someone, or a group of people, is treated less favorably than another person or group because of their gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin; pregnancy or marital status; age; disability; religion; sexual preference; trade union activity; or some other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation.

    16 years

Omar A. Lopez, Esq. is the owner of The Lopez Firm, an Employment Law Firm based in Montclair, New Jersey. He focuses on employment law, business law, and workers’ compensation. Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Lopez served as labor counsel to unions in New Jersey and New York, as the Tenant Advocate Attorney of Union City, and the Public Defender for West New York. 

Omar A. Lopez, Esq. is a board member of the National Employment Lawyers Association , a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, and a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also the leader of one of the largest unemployment support groups, Gainfully Unemployed, and is a committee member of Think Local First, in Summit, New Jersey. Mr. Lopez is admitted to practice in state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Practice Areas:
* Immigration
* Worker's Compensation
* Employment Law
* Labor Law
* Sexual Harassment Claims
* Whistleblower/retaliation claims
* Workplace Harassment
* Employment Litigation
* Workplace Discrimination
* Severance Package Negotiation
* National Origin, Gender, Ethnicity, Religious Discrimination Claims
* Wrongful Termination
* Hostile Work Environment


The Lopez Firm
28 Valley Road
Suite 1
Montclair, NJ, 07042

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4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Diane | November 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Employment Attorney
Omar Lopez, is a knowledgeable, professional and dependable attorney. When I went to my first conference with Omar he was a great listener. He told me up front what I needed to know concerning my employment case.
Posted by Michelle | February 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible employment attorney
Omar A. Lopez is a fantastic attorney. He always gives the best advice. I suffered for two years in a hostile work environment and was able to keep my job and stop my harasser when management was hoping to fire me because I complained about unfair and unethical workplace practices . This gave me a chance to find another job and keep my good employee records. I was never as upset as I was dealing with that horrible workplace and Mr. Lopez was there when I needed him for morale support. I could have taken the easy way out and quit or let them continue to harass me but I am glad I had Mr. Lopez’ help. I 100% recommend him. He truly is in it for justice and for the best interest of his clients, which is a rarity for lawyers it seems.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2013
Omar A. Lopez is a great employment attorney
Omar A. Lopez is a wonderful employment attorney. I highly recommend his services. I work for a large corporation and have been experiencing issues with a hostile work environment. I was considering terminating my position because of the stress. I found Mr. Lopez and his firm, The Lopez Firm through a friend referral. He met with me immediately and actually listened to me as I explained my situation. That was very special to me because I felt that he is very sincere. I worked with him as he guided me through my company's corporate handbook and helped me understand legal implications of my work environment. Through his guidance, I was able to complain the right way to the management team and human resources and corrective steps were put in place. I am very happy to say that the work environment did Change for the better and I remain a full time employee. I highly recommend Omar A. Lopez and The Lopez Firm
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Posted by Lisa | March 12, 2013
Mr. Omar Lopez, Esq. is a knowledgeable and insightful attorney.
Mr. Omar Lopez is a knowledgable and insightful attorney. He is well versed in the law and is adept at finding just the right solution for a particular legal problem. He communicated with me in a timely manner, listened carefully to my questions and concerns, and counciled me through the legal process with great care. I recommend Mr. Omar Lopez to anyone looking for a smart, savvy attorney.
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Posted by Giselle | February 24, 2013
Omar Lopez is a fantastic lawyer
Omar Lopez has been our attorney for several years for various issues (employment, workers comp, and another legal issue). We found him very competent and professional. He always responded quickly to any questions we had. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is needing legal help.
Posted by Paloma | May 31, 2011
Omar A. Lopez is a trustworthy attorney who listens. I recommend him for legal workplace issues
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lopez. through a mutual friend. I consulted with him about a dispute I had pending with my former employer that concerned a lay-off. I found Mr. Lopez to be very knowledgeable and was pleased with the ease in which he explained the law and legal process to me. I have a technical background, not a legal background, so it was refreshing to have someone take the time to explain my options and the law in detail. Mr. Lopez aggressively moved the case to a resolution that I had never expected, and I am extremely grateful to him. I recommend him without hesitation to my closest friends and family.
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Posted by Gina | February 22, 2011
i highly recommend omar lopez
I can not begin to tell you about how incredible my experience with Mr. Lopez has been. I have dealt with a few attorneys in the past, but none of them made me feel as confident as I felt with Mr. Lopez. For those of you that have been laid off from a company that you gave your heart and soul to, you know first hand how despondent you can feel. You just want to sign what ever papers they give you, just to get over the shame of being terminated. I almost did that, in fact, however my friend told me about MR. Lopez and I gave him a call. He listened to me and my teary rants (its a veryt emotional time) and he told me all about my rights. I had given my employer 16 years of working my self to death and they were replaciong me with someone much younger. This was their way of saving money and halting pension plans. I was very happy at the way Mr. Lopez fought against them and helped me settle for an amount that let me keep my self respect and give me time to find another job. I highly recommend him and always tell my friends about my experience.
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Posted by Monica | March 28, 2013
Extremely helpful
I had been wrongfully denied unemployment benefits after being laid off from my full time employment in January 2012. I thought this was a simple misunderstanding and tried contacting the State Unemployment office on my own. No one that I spoke to at the unemployment office seemed to care about my situation and told me the only option I had was to appeal the decision. I appealed the decision on my own, again thinking this was a simple misunderstanding and a quick phone conversation with a competent decision-maker would clear things up. Mind you, this process takes several months. When I finally spoke to an appeals examiner on the phone, I found her to be rude, not willing to listen, and treated me like a prosecutor questioning a defendant. I had been made to feel like dirt for trying to claim my benefits after working full time for the last 20+ years without any previous unemployment claim. Eventually, the appeals examiner denied my claim based on her perversion of the facts. I decided to hire an attorney. Omar's name came up while I was asking for referrals from my friends. My friends did not steer me wrong. Omar was very understanding, cool and calm. He exuded a quiet confidence that immediately put me at ease. He seemed to take my case personally but handled himself in a very professional manner at all times. He gathered the facts, assessed my situation, and gave me a realistic assessment of my chances of winning a 2nd appeal. I hired him on the spot and slept like a baby every night since. Although the process was tedious and took a ridiculous amount of time for someone who has no income (no fault of my attorney), I eventually won my appeal 12 months after I was initially laid off. Omar is bright, compassionate, and professional. I would hire him again and I recommend him to all of my friends. I could not have asked for better representation. Of note, I wanted to give Omar a 5-star rating, but the website will not allow me to do so.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Lopez Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hyderally & Associates, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Campbell Ortiz, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010


  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • B.S.
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ofc. Melissa Bailey v. Township of Randolph
  • Verdict
  • CL v. DL
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Civil Service disciplinary matter in NJ
  • Favorable settlement
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  • District V-B Ethics Committee, NJ Office of Attorney Ethics
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Supreme Court Committee on Special Civil Practice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Gainfully Unemployed- Unemployed Support Group
  • Leader
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Admitted
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2013
  • Admitted
  • Southern District of New York, U.S.D.C.
  • 2012
  • Admitted
  • Eastern District of New York, U.S.D.C.
  • 2012
  • Admitted
  • District of New Jersey, U.S.D.C.
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • MS Support Group
  • Discrimination and Disability
  • 2014
  • Center for Professional Education- Negotiation & Communication: Effective Techniques (NJ)
  • Negotiation
  • 2014
  • Center for Professional Education- Employment Law (NJ)
  • Employment Law
  • 2013
  • Center for Professional Education- Business Law (NJ)
  • Business Law
  • 2013
  • NELA-NJ Employment Law Conference: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
  • Co-Chair, Speaker
  • 2012
  • NELA-NJ Employment Law Conference: Winning a Million Dollar Verdict - Tips and Tricks from employment attorneys
  • Co-chair, Speaker
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Omar
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lopez is a skilled lawyer and accomplished advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Omar is an excellent attorney and I trust his legal opinion when conferring on employment matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Omar A. Lopez is extremely knowledgeable about employment litigation, he is very hard-working and provides excellent representation for his clients. I personally refer employment matters to Omar and highly recommend him to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and competent attorney in the North New Jersey area."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Omar gets it. I can say with full certainty, that he is the kind of guy you want on your side. He is dedicated to the profession, the epitome of ethical responsibility, and a zealous and articulate advocate for his clients. He is also incredibly easy to work with and a top notch strategist. I fully endorse him without any reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Omar is a true pleasure to work with. He is committed to the firm and its clients. He works tirelessly and brings fresh and deep insights into creatively determining ways to assist the needs of our clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Lopez was my adversary on many occasions when he was the West New York Public Defender. He is a caring and tough advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Omar Lopez is a zealous advocate for his clients and holds himself to the highest standards among his peers. Omar is one of the most professional and effective attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. Omar is an asset to the legal profession and his clients."
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Montclair Employment and labor Lawyer Omar A Lopez
Omar A Lopez
Employment and labor Attorney
Montclair, NJ
Licensed for 15 years