Elliot M. BaumgartPartner
Elliot M. Baumgart is a partner of the firm. His practice is devoted exclusively to labor and employment matters. He represents employees and former employees in a wide range of employment matters, including age, gender, race and disability discrimination, sexual harassment and whistleblower retaliation claims. He also counsels employees in the negotiation of termination-related severance agreements.
In addition to his advocacy on behalf of employees, more recently he has devoted a great deal of his professional practice to serving as a mediator, exclusively in labor and employment law disputes. He has mediated more than 750 employment law disputes and is highly sought after to serve as the neutral by both the management and plaintiffs' bar. He also has been appointed to the United States District Court Certified Mediator List for New Jersey. In addition, he serves as a mediator for the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") where he has been appointed to its panel of mediators of employment disputes and has been selected as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals ("NADN").
Mr. Baumgart was included in the “Super Lawyers” list, published by Thomson Reuters, 2009 to present and has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated — the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards — by Martindale-Hubbell® for the last 30 years. For a description of the selection methodology for Martindale-Hubbell and the SuperLawyers list, please click on the link. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
He is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, where he serves as the chair of its Employment Mediation Interest Group, the National Employment Lawyers Association and its New Jersey affiliate, the Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court and the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. Mr. Baumgart has frequently served as a mentor to new entrants to the field of mediation through the New Jersey Superior Court annexed mediation program. He also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in employment law and mediator skills training for ADR Neutrals awarded by the New York University School of Law Center for Labor & Employment Law. He is a frequent speaker at professional gatherings regarding a variety of employment law and mediation-related topics.
Mr. Baumgart is admitted to practice in the state courts of New Jersey and New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and received a B.A. from the City College of the City University of New York.A History of Commitment in Representing Employees and Entrepreneurs
Clients rely on Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. for the drive and perseverance its attorneys provide and the results they produce in employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment and other employment-related cases, as well as in its comprehensive representation of entrepreneurs and small businesses in corporate and commercial matters. From its welcoming office in Upper Montclair, the firm serves all of New Jersey and also represents clients employed in New York.