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Laura A Siclari

Employment and labor Attorney at Parsippany, NJ

5.0   8 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 8 years
    New York - NY 18 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Laura

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I am a litigation attorney with over 17 years of experience as a legal problem-solver and counselor for my clients. Clients appreciate my approachable manner and pragmatic philosophy on resolving disputes, keeping focused on the ultimate client goals and strategizing the most direct and practical path to get there.

My practice focuses on providing counseling and litigation services to individual and business clients primarily in the employment, environmental, and education law spaces.

My employment and environmental law clients are almost exclusively large and small business entities (both public and private, non-profit and for-profit), although I do also represent homeowners with environmental issues and employees with wage & hour, discrimination, and severance disputes.

My education law work is primarily student-centered at both the higher and lower education levels, representing both disabled and non-disabled minor and adult students in an array of education law issues, from Section 504 & IDEA placement and services, to guardianship, discipline, bullying/HIB, academic integrity, and Title IX. 

I am a published author and speaker, providing employment law training and CLE presentations to clients and fellow professionals in my areas of practice.

Additionally, I take great pride in my many years of volunteer service as a trustee and committee member for local organizations in my community, including Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Care Plus NJ, Inc. and the Alpine Learning Group's Human Rights Committee.

This profile is for informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. The handling and outcome of any legal matter depends on varying factors unique to each matter, and results cannot be predicted or guaranteed. Do not act upon information without seeking legal counsel. Unless specifically stated, an indication of a special area of practice, skill or endorsement does not imply certification by a state bar or other certifying organization.


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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2012
Professional and Competent
My husband and I were very pleased with Laura Siclari. She is passionate about what she does, very professional and responsive. She explained things to us so that we understood exactly what was going on. We highly recommend her.
Response from Laura Siclari October 29, 2019
I'm so happy that you were satisfied with my services!
Posted by Gerald | August 17, 2012
Terrific Attorney
We were very happy with Laura. She's professional, responsive, knows the law is passionate about what she does. Most of all she is ethical and honest and we highly recommend her.
Response from Laura Siclari October 29, 2019
Thank you so much for such a kind review - and for giving me my first review on Avvo!
Posted by nadia | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laura is absolutely top
I have worked with many lawyers over the years, anything from litigation to employment, real estate, tax, IP and general corporate matters and I have worked with Laura on two separate occasions and she is extraordinary. Gentle and tough at the same time, great communication skills, sharp, passionate and won't stop until she achieve what she wants, and always, always one step ahead. I can't recommend her more and I know I can count on her again if needed. Thank you Laura.
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Response from Laura Siclari March 11, 2021
Nadia, it has been an absolute joy getting to know you and your family over the years and I appreciate all the trust you have placed in me for your personal and business legal needs.
Posted by Sam | March 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President / Senior Project Manager, PG, LSRP
Ms. Siclari is capable of defending my clients with complicated environmental issues with the NJDEP. She's knowledgeable of the environmental laws and regulations, and efficient with her time. She's been successful in resolving sensitive cases.
Response from Laura Siclari March 8, 2021
Sam, thank you for entrusting me with your clients and for being a valuable partner in the environmental remediation team.
Posted by Dave | September 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Professional and Highly Skilled
Laura helped me out with a Labor and Employment issue. She was able to quickly diagnose my situation and gave me some great advice. I look forward to recommending Laura moving forward and using her as an attorney should the need present itself in the future.
Response from Laura Siclari October 29, 2019
Thanks for contacting me, Dave. It was my pleasure assisting you!
Posted by Jill | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer recommendation
Laura was an excellent lawyer! She is professional, thorough and extremely diligent in all aspects of everything she does. Originally, she started out as a lawyer for just one member of our family , but continues to be most helpful to others . I highly , and always recommend her if you need her special talents and areas of expertise.
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Response from Laura Siclari May 24, 2017
Thank you so much Jill for your kind words. Your family means the world to me!
Posted by Windale | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever Grateful......
Mrs. Siclari has been our daughter's Special Education attorney for 6+ years. Her legal acumen paralleled with strong advocacy and genuine empathy was exactly what my wife and I needed to rescue our daughter from an environment which created academic low self-esteem. As parents, emotions tend to fluctuate from one end of the spectrum to the other during the process but, Mrs. Siclari's professionalism and guidance helped us achieve the best end result for the betterment of our daughter. To experience our daughter's laughter and smiles again is a blessing received from Mrs. Siclari. P.S. I would like to state that Mrs. Siclari was accessible and responsive to our concerns.
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Response from Laura Siclari May 24, 2017
Thank you Windale for such a moving review. I am thrilled to have been a part of your daughter's growth over these past several years and am honored that you have trusted me with her educational needs.
Posted by Mel | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jersey City NJ Environmental Lawsuit
Our company acquires, rehabilitates and manages residential real estate throughout Northern NJ. We hired Laura and her firm when one of our neighbors filed suit because our demolition debris piled up onto their property line because of the very narrow proximity. Laura was extremely professional, addressed all our concerns and was able to settle the matter that was conducive to both parties. This allowed the city building dept to lift the stop order and allow us to continue rehabilitation and make the asset perform sooner than later, win win for both parties.
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Response from Laura Siclari May 24, 2017
Thanks for your review Mel. I'm glad to have helped get your environmental matter squared away quickly so you could move on to more important matters - making money!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli, PC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Budd Larner, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Law Clerk for Theodore Winard
  • Essex County Superior Court
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Services Of New Jersey
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Production Editor
  • The Women's Rights Law Reporter
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • College of New Jersey
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Anonymous Parent v. Anonymous Parent
  • Pending
  • Brother and Companies v. Other Brothers
  • Bench Verdict after Trial Awarding Ownership of Businesses in Dispute to Plaintiff
  • Anonymous Family v. West Morris Regional High School District
  • Successful confidential settlement
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  • Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees
  • 2021 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, School Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Alpine Learning Group
  • Member, Human Rights Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey Special Education Practitioners
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Women in the Profession Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association, Juvenile Concerns Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Care Plus NJ, Inc.
  • Chair, Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Care Plus NJ, Inc.
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer in Education Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Chair
  • Care Plus New Jersey
  • 2015
  • Alpha Phi Sigma - Honor Roll Award
  • TCNJ Law & Justice Honor Society
  • 2001
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  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Employment Litigation Considerations in a Post-Pandemic World: Leave and Liability
  • 2021
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Speaking Engagements

  • Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying and Students with Behavioral Issues
  • 2016
  • New Jersey Special Education Law
  • Protecting the rights of the child and handling ethical issues in special education
  • 2016
  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • 2014
  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • Due Process Procedures
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Laura
Education Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have been practicing law for more than thirty years and have known Laura as a lawyer for over ten years, several working together. I do not hesitate to refer Laura education law matters and consider her a resource, which I value."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Education Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know her on an attorney website and find her to be both knowledgeable and helpful in areas involving environmental and employment law. I would willingly refer potential clients when people come to me seeking help in those fields that I do not handle."
Education Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Laura from an email list of fellow attorneys. I have always felt her input was excellent and that she is very bright and talented. I endorse her for any potential client."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Siclari is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Education Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laura is frankly one of the best lawyers i have worked with. She is a tireless and zealous advocate for the families she represents, a top expert in the education law field, and has that uncanny ability to truly empathize with families to get them the best results possible. I wouldn't choose anyone else for special education matters."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Communications and media
Environmental and natural resources