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Omar A. Lopez, Esq. is the owner of The Lopez Firm, an Employment Law Firm based in Short Hills, 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


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 65%
    8 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 25%
    8 years
  3. Wrongful Termination: 10%
    8 years



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Lopez Firm

51 JFK Parkway
First Floor West
Short Hills, NJ, 07078


NYCurrently registered 201203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AdmittedUnited States Supreme Court2013
AdmittedSouthern District of New York, U.S.D.C.2012
AdmittedEastern District of New York, U.S.D.C.2012
AdmittedDistrict of New Jersey, U.S.D.C.2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Lopez Firm2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyHyderally & Associates, P.C.2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyCampbell Ortiz, LLC2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)Board Member2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Union County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Gainfully Unemployed- Unemployed Support GroupLeader2011 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of New JerseyMember2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)Member2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Civil Service disciplinary matter in NJFavorable settlement
Race Discrimination matter in NYFavorable Settlement
Disability discrimination case in NJFavorable Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Labor and Employment Law QuarterlyBattaglia v. UPS: A Lesson on Proving Protected Activity and Damages Under the LAD and CEPA2014
H&A Employment Law Update, Dec. 2011Discrimination in [Un]employment?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ave Maria School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Middle Tennessee State UniversityPolitical ScienceB.S.2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar on Employment Law: Practice and Trial Tips to Hone Your ApproachLiens in Employment Cases: Tips and Best Practices2014
MS Support GroupDiscrimination and Disability2014
Center for Professional Education- Negotiation & Communication: Effective Techniques (NJ)Negotiation2014
NJAJ Meadowlands Seminar on Employment Law: Mechanics and EthicsMotions to Enforce: Filing and Defending2013
NELA-NJ Employment Law Conference: Weathering the Storm - Urgent Issues in Employment LawCo-Chair, Speaker - Important Employment Cases from 2012-132013
Educating Entrepreneurs of Today for Tomorrow at Monroe College: King Graduate SchoolLegal Considerations for Entrepreneurs2013
Center for Professional Education- Employment Law (NJ)Employment Law2013
Center for Professional Education- Business Law (NJ)Business Law2013
NELA-NJ Employment Law Conference: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"Co-Chair, Speaker2012
Montclair Adult School- Job Seeker's SeminarJob Seeker's Bootcamp2012
Job SeminarOvercoming Obstacles When Seeking Work2012
Jewish Vocation School- Job Seeker's SeminarFinding a Job in a Unsettling Market2012
NELA-NJ Employment Law Conference: Winning a Million Dollar Verdict - Tips and Tricks from employment attorneysCo-chair, Speaker2011