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Richard Steven Swartz

Employment and labor Attorney at Haddonfield, NJ

5.0   61 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
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    Wage and Hour, Minimum Wage, Overtime, Unemployment Compensation, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Racial Harassment, Sexual Orientation Harassment, Religious Harassment, National Origin Harassment, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate, Family Medical Leave Act, Whistle Blower, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, PHRA, NJ LAD, CEPA

    26 years

EXPERIENCED EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - REPRESENTING INDIVIDUALS - FREE CONSULTATIONS

Richard Swartz, Esquire, is a founding member of Swartz Swidler, LLC, a boutique law firm that focuses on employment litigation and counseling in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Previously, Richard practiced law in the labor and employment departments of Ballard Spahr, Pepper Hamilton, and Blank Rome.  Drawing on this big firm experience, Richard offers the "know how" associated with big firms along with the "personal contact" associated with the boutique.

 

Richard received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law in 1997. While at Temple, he interned for the Honorable Robert S. Gawthrop, III, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

 

Prior to attending law school, Richard received his Bachelor of Arts from the Curtis Institute of Music where he majored in French Horn. He played the French Horn professionally with such organizations as the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops with Peter Nero, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and, as a substitute, with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

 

Richard is admitted to the Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and to the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and to the Third Circuit.

 

Richard is conversational in Spanish and welcomes the opportunity to brush up on his Spanish with clients.  While at Temple, Richard was a member of L.A.L.S.A.

 

 

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Licensed for 25 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/04/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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SWARTZ SWIDLER, LLC
9 Tanner St
Suite 101
Haddonfield, NJ, 08033

Reviews

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Posted by Edward | October 14, 2010
Aggressive with opponents, great with clients and knowledgeable about the law
Richard's knowledge of employment law is excellent. He is an aggressive advocate while at the same time easy to work with from a client's perspective. Moreover, he is candid about the strengths and weaknesses of your case, a quality that is very hard to find in a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2010
The Man is Amazing all i can say!
Had a major legal matter with a very large company and he handled the matter with not a worry in mind. Would never hesitate to call on him again for anything. 2 thumbs way up.
Posted by Dayo | December 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appreciation of Excellence
Frankly speaking, Richard is not only a lawyer but he’s as well a comforter. He has listening ears, very considerate and passionate. A professional lawyer that offers useful counsel and advice. I almost give up because the other lawyers I consulted before him didn’t give me attention enough because of my accent. Richard and the people working with him are different. I will 100 percent recommend him to anyone that I know and needs a lawyer
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Posted by john | November 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Richard was very helpful when speaking with me.
Although Richard doesn't even practice law in my state, he took time out his day to speak with me and give me some guidance. I would recommend Richard to anyone needing representation.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 stars
Print, informative, professional... pleasant, knowledgeable. Extremely helpful 5 stars
Posted by David | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard is awesome
Richard helped me with an employment contract and was hugely helpful and responsive. He has a deep understanding of employment law and is very easy to work with. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Paola | September 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommend
Although I did not proceed to hire Richard, I can say our consultation chat was very helpful to understand my options. Richard displayed true empathy for my situation and seemed knowledgable and caring - exactly the type of person anyone would feel comfortable having by their side to solve a legal matter.
Posted by Michael | August 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client
Richard and his entire staff was a blessing to me and my family. Their professionalism and care to details displayed a reputation that hardly exist in attorneys these day I an proud to call on his services and refer all my family and friends to his law firm. He was laymen term and honest and on all issues I had and completed the mission with excellence I thankful have found him thru the grace of God. Michael
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Global Sales Director
I spoke to Richard about a noncompete agreement in place with my current employer. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to review everything with me in detail. He patiently answered all of my related questions and left me with a clear legal understanding of my situation. I will absolutely use him again in the future!
Posted by Fred | March 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Professional Experience
This is an absolutely incredible employment law office! The staff is really friendly and helpful. I called multiple employment attorneys about my issue and Richard Swartz was easily the most professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of an employment lawyer!
Posted by Chester | February 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks for just talking to me.
Even though the law firm couldn't take my case they did how ever point me in the right direction and explained to me about what I should do next. I've talked to Richard and he was very understanding. He stated that he couldn't help me but he did. So I say Thank you very much for everything.
Posted by Jamie | December 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
He is very thorough he gives you the best and most accurate advice he also gives you information and websites too get more help overall he is very nice and right too the point
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super nice attorney, listened to my situation.
I reached out to this, and many other firms, regarding an employment matter. I can say I didn’t get to speak with any other attorneys directly, like I did with Richard Swartz. I’m very impressed that he called me and listened to my situation and gave me advice. I had another firm requiring $395 consultation fee. Although Attorney Swartz was not able to assist me, I will definitely keep him in mind when I or anyone else needs an Employment Attorney in the future.
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Posted by Haisam | October 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great and honest
I called Mr Swartz firm for a legal advice. I spoke to his secretary and she took my info and arranged a phone conversation with Mr Swartz. The very next day I got a call back from the office to confirm the time. Exactly on the time Mr Swartz called me and he was a great person and gave me a great advice. He also explained to me all the circumstances about my issues. Mr Swartz and his firm were so professional and so kind. I’ll recommend this firm to any one. Thank you Mr Swartz.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Listened carefully and well, very helpful
I consulted with Mr. Swartz about law related to separating from my current employer, about Title IX concerns, and about FMLA eligibility and procedures to follow. His answers were succinct and on point. I feel much more certain about how to move forward, after his talk. I would have no hesitation about hiring Mr. Swarz to help with any of the issues we discussed yesterday afternoon, should the need arise.
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Posted by John | August 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The proof is in the pudding!!
He was fair on his decision. On what could happen and what mite happen. Next stop for me civil court. I definitely learned a lot. When it comes to lawyers and corporations
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response
Was one of the first law offices that would consider my case. Other firms turned it down after considering the large agency they would being going against.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt, Professional, Recommend
Richard was able to quadruple a severance pay after I was suddenly terminated from my job of 5 years! He listened to my requests and was an excellent communicator with details of the case. He was able to get my case settled promptly and was extremely trustworthy.
Posted by IAKOVOS | June 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Law Firm
My interaction with Mr R. Swartz was excellent, his professionalism, patience, concern, understanding and kindness were beyond my expectations, that is the kind of attorney I want on my side, defending my rights. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Workplace Discrimination
He gave me a free consultation and was very informative about what actions to take and how to proceed with them.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney - Labor & Employment
  • Blank Rome, Pepper Hamilton, Ballard Spahr
  • 1998 - 2006

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • The Curtis Institute of Music
  • Bachelor of Music
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • C. Amuso v. N.B.S., Inc.
  • Verdict for my client, the plaintiff
  • G.F. v. P.M.
  • Case settled after close of second day of arbitration hearing.

Associations

  • Camden County Partnership for Children
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2014
  • Winner of Chamber Music Competition
  • Los Angelos Philharmonic Institute
  • 1990

Publications

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Consequences of Misclassifying Employees
  • 2015
  • Rutgers Law School
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • PA and Federal Wage and Hour Law Basics
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Understanding Damages & Indemnities in Commercial Contracts (Employment Related Contracts Section)
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • FLSA Wage and Hour Ethical Issues
  • 2011
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Employment Law from A to Z in Pennsylvania
  • 2011
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Employment Law A-Z in Pennsylvania
  • 2007
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Payroll Management in New Jersey
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rutgers Law School Employment Law Class
  • FLSA - Wage and Hour, Overtime Primer
  • 2013
  • SJPA: CLE for NJCP
  • Relevant Court Rules for Paralegals
  • 2012
  • Employment Law from A to Z in PA
  • Employment Law from A to Z in PA
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
Endorse Richard
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a top notch attorney in the area of employment law. I do not hesitate to recommend clients to him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is committed to providing exceptional legal service to his clients!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Swartz as a law clerk. Mr. Swartz is an expert in the area of employment law and is dedicated to providing excellent representation for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Richard is smart, thoughtful, creative, caring and diligent. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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