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Jonathan I. Nirenberg

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Phone: (973) 744-4000 Ext: 115
Direct: (973) 842-4397
Fax: (973) 783-1524

52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043

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Experienced Employment Lawyer

Jonathan I. Nirenberg has dedicated his career to representing New Jersey and New York employees in a wide variety of employment law matters since he graduated from Cornell Law School.  He has extensive experience handling cases involving workplace discrimination, retaliation, harassment, employment contracts, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, oppressed shareholders, family and medical leaves, reasonable accommodations, overtime and minimum wage.  He also has handled numerous First Amendment whistleblower cases on behalf of police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers.

Precedent Setting Employment Law Cases

Mr. Nirenberg has extensive experience handling employment law appeals in numerous landmark precedent-setting cases in state and federal court. For example, in Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc. and Myers v. AT&T, two disability discrimination cases, Mr. Nirenberg helped make it easier for New Jersey employees to have their discrimination cases decided by juries. His other published appellate decisions include Cole v. Jersey City Medical Center, Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc., Padilla v. Berkeley Educational Services of New Jersey, Inc., Brennan v. Norton and Muller v. Exxon Research and Engineering Co.

Employment Law News and Articles

Mr. Nirenberg writes articles about important employment law news and information for the New Jersey Employment Law Blog and the New Jersey Employment Law Newsletter. He is also the author of the articles When Does the Employer Have the Burden of Proof? (New Jersey Law Journal, March 14, 2008); Are Some Employees Entitled to More than 12 Weeks of Pregnancy Leave Under State and Federal Law? (New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Spring 2002); and When Is an Employer's Failure to Provide Notice of FMLA Rights or Designate FMLA Leave Actionable? (New Jersey Law Journal, March 29, 2004).

A New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star

New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Mr. Nirenberg an Employment Law Rising Star from 2011-2013. Super Lawyers selects Rising Stars based on a combination of peer nominations, evaluation of candidates, and independent research. No more than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in New Jersey are selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list each year. Information about the selection process is available on the Super Lawyers website.

Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble and Lawyers.com

Mr. Nirenberg has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubble and Lawyers.com. This rating is defined to be a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at "the highest level of professional excellence." Please follow the link for information about the methodology for Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings.

Experienced Employment Law Attorney

Mr. Nirenberg is an experienced employment lawyer.  Prior to joining Rabner Allcorn Baumgart & Ben-Asher, he was the managing partner of The Nirenberg Law Firm, LLC, a founding partner of Resnick & Nirenberg, P.C., and a partner of Deutsch Resnick, P.A. He is currently a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey (NELA-NJ), and NELA-NJ’s amicus committee.

Mr. Nirenberg also is a Rule 1:40-qualified mediator, and is included on the Superior Court of New Jersey's roster of civil mediators.


J.D., Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1998
Major: Public Law

B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, June, 1995
Major: Political Science Minor: History

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

New Jersey, 1998
New York, 1999
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2002

Past Employment Positions

  • The Nirenberg Law Firm, LLC., 2011-2013
  • Resnick & Nirenberg, P.C., 2006-2011
  • Deutsch Resnick, P.A., 1998-2005