I am a litigator with over 20 years of experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Although a large part of my practice is focused on employment litigation and civil rights issues, I have also represented clients in a variety of matters involving complex commercial litigation.
In the employment field, I represent both employees and employers who want to do the right thing. I have handled cases involve claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and wage and hour claims. We also conduct independent investigations of workplace misconduct.
I bring extensive experice, including teaching at Seton Hall Law School and practice in top notch law firms. I am a graduate of Cornell University, and N.Y.U. School of Law, where I was on the Editorial Board of the NYU Law Review. After law school, I was a federal judicial law clerk to the Hon. John J. Gibbons, on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
In addition to the highest quality legal work, my clients tell me that they appreciate that I am accessible, honest, and easy to talk to. I will return your phone calls promptly, I promise. I will be honest with you, always. I will take the time to listen to your concerns. I will give you my best professional opinion about your options, and then encourage you to make the choices that work best for you.
I take a great deal of pride in the quality of legal services that I provide my clients. Employment litigation takes tenacity, sensitivity and smarts. My partner Tiffanie Benfer and I work together to be sure that every client is served as well as possible. We are proud that much of our work comes from referrals from other lawyers who have seen us in action, and from the clients we have served.
Feel free to give our office a call and see whether our firm is a good match for your needs.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2012|
|Fellow||American Bar Foundation||2011|
|Senior Editor, NYU Law Review||NYU Law Review||1984|
|Managing Partner||Hardwick Collier LLC||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Hill Wallack LLP||2006 - 2009|
|Attorney||Sugarman & Associates||2005 - 2006|
|Associate Clinical Professor||Seton Hall School of Law||1999 - 2004|
|School Board Member, Vice President||Westfield Board of Education||1996 - 1999|
|Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy||Seton Hall School of Law||1992 - 1996|
|Associate||Gibbons Del Deo Dolan Griffinger & Vecchione||1985 - 1991|
|N/A||Hon. John J. Gibbons, 3rd Circuit Ct of Appeals||1984 - 1985|
|Summer Associate||Sullivan & Cromwell||1983 - 1983|
|Law Student Intern||NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund||1982 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee||Membership co-Chair||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Bucks County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Alternatives to Litigation Subcommittee||Co-Chair||2009 - 2011|
|The Star Ledger||"Burning Questions: Religion in the workplace"||2008|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Cornell University||Economics and History||BA||1981|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Deposition Skills, Faculty||2011|
|ABA, 5th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference||Anatomy of a Layoff: The Legal and Psychological Implications of RIF's||2011|
|American Bar Association, Annual Meeting||Flexible Workplaces, Alternative Work Schedules & Furloughs||2010|
|ABA, Labor and Employment Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Mid-winter meeting||Surfing a Big Wave or Heading for a Wipeout: A Look at Corporate ADR Programs||2010|
|NITA||Deposition Skills Faculty||2009|
|ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Mid-Winter Meeting||Litigation of Electronic Information Theft Claims||2009|
|BCBA, Continuing Legal Education||Supreme Court 2008 Developments||2008|
|BCBA, Continuing Legal Education||How to Recognize a Valid Employment Discrimination/Harassment Claim and What to Do About It||2007|
|BCBA, Continuing Legal Education||Significant Supreme Court Developments, employment law||2007|