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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

Experienced New Jersey Employment Lawyer

Jonathan I. Nirenberg has dedicated his career to representing New Jersey and New York employees in 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 and reasonable accommodations. He has handled numerous overtime and minimum wage class and collective actions. He also has handled many First Amendment whistleblower cases on behalf of police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers.

Precedent-Setting 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, he 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 has written hundreds of articles for the New Jersey Employment Law Blog and the New Jersey Employment Law Newsletter. He also is the author of the following published articles:

A New Jersey Super Lawyer

New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine selected Mr. Nirenberg for inclusion on its list from 2017 to the present, and its Rising Star list from 2011-2013.

Thomson Reuters selects individuals to be included on each of these lists based on a combination of peer nominations, evaluation of candidates, and independent research. Each year, no more than 5% of attorneys practicing in New Jersey are selected to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5% are selected for the Rising Star list. Information about the selection process is available on the Super Lawyers website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble and Lawyers.com

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Experienced Employment Lawyer

Mr. Nirenberg is an experienced New Jersey employment lawyer. Prior to joining Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C., 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 currently is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey (NELA-NJ) and NELA-NJ’s amicus committee.

Employment Law Mediator

Mr. Nirenberg is a New Jersey Rule 1:40-qualified mediator who is included on the Superior Court of New Jersey's roster of civil mediators. He conducts both private and court-ordered mediation in a wide range of employment law cases. Additional information is available on Mr. Nirenberg's mediation profile.


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