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NELA-NJ petitions to appear as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in employment litigation that supports our Organization's mission of advancing employee rights and serving lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in New Jersey workplaces. The cases in which NELA-NJ seeks to appear as amicus are those that present crucial issues implicating the rights of employees in the workplace. Whether a particular case seeks to expand or restrict the legal rights of employees, challenge an existing rule of law or create a new one, NELA-NJ’s Amicus Committee works tirelessly to obtain the best result possible for all employees in our State and the attorneys who represent them.

The members of NELA-NJ’s Amicus Committee are all seasoned litigators with extensive experience in appellate advocacy. Over the past 20-plus years, NELA-NJ has championed New Jersey employment law by filing amicus briefs in many landmark cases that have seen favorable outcomes for plaintiffs, including but not limited to,

  • Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corporation, 204 N.J. 239 (2010);
  • Cutler v. Dorn, 196 N.J. 419 (2008);
  • D’Annunzio v. Prudential Insurance Companies of America, 192 N.J. 110 (2007);
  • Pierson v. Medical Health Centers, P.A., 183 N.J. 65 (2005);
  • Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc., 182 N.J. 436 (2005);
  • Tarr v. Ciasulli, 181 N.J. 70 (2004);
  • Maw v. Advanced Clinical Communications, Inc., 179 N.J. 439 (2004);
  • Hernandez v. Montville Township Board of Education, 179 N.J. 81 (2004);
  • Lockley v. Department of Corrections, 177 N.J. 413 (2003);
  • Green v. Jersey City Board Of Education, 177 N.J. 434 (2003);
  • Holmin v. TRW, Inc., 167 N.J. 205 (2001);
  • Estate of Roach v. TRW, Inc., 164 N.J. 598 (2000);
  • Higgins v. Pascack Valley Hospital, 158 N.J. 404 (1999);
  • Payton v. New Jersey Turnpike Authority, 148 N.J. 524 (1997);
  • Abbamont v. Piscataway Township Board of Education, 138 N.J. 405 (1994);
  • Nicosia v. Wakefern Food Corp., 136 N.J. 401 (1994);
  • In Re Opinion 668 of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, 134 N.J. 294 (1993);
  • Montells v. Haynes, 133 N.J. 282 (1993); and
  • Shaner v. Horizon Bancorp, 116 N.J. 433 (1989).

  • COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Co-Chair: Andrew Dwyer: andy@thedwyerlawfirm.com
    Co-Chair: Ted Mikulski: mikulski@optonline.net

  • Sarah Meil
  • Jonathan Nirenberg
  • Richard Schall
  • Elizabeth Zuckerman
  • Bennet Zurofsky
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