Rights of Employees
Omar A. LópezOf Counsel
Omar A. López is Of Counsel to our firm. He focuses his practice on employment and labor law.
Prior to joining our firm, Mr. López worked to protect his clients’ rights at several firms throughout New Jersey. Mr. López previously has served as a labor attorney for the Transport Workers Union Local 1400 (AFL-CIO) and Transport Workers Union Local 265 (AFL-CIO). In addition, he has successfully handled dozens of private and public employee matters ranging from pension to disciplinary hearings to litigation.
Mr. López has helped try several employment matters to verdict, and has achieved many favorable verdicts and results in administrative matters including both employment and non-employment matters. In December 2016, he co-counseled the matter of Melissa Bailey v. Randolph Police Department, and achieved a favorable verdict on behalf of Police Officer Bailey regarding her claims of hostile work environment and retaliation under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”).
Mr. López, who speaks fluent Spanish, is a former board member of the National Employment Lawyers Association - New Jersey (NELA-NJ), and an active member of both the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) and the New Jersey Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. López’s publications include an article for the New Jersey Labor & Employment Law Quarterly (Feb. 2014) which discusses the effect of Battaglia v. United Postal Service (N.J. Sup. Ct. 2013) on the practice of employment law. Mr. López also has been a panelist and speaker for HBA-NJ, NELA-NJ, and the New Jersey Association for Justice.
Mr. López is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York and before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. López has been selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion on its Super Lawyers list in the category of Plaintiff's Employment Law since 2022, and as a Rising Star from 2017 to 2021. A description of the selection methodology is available on the Super Lawyers website. The Rising Star distinction is awarded to 2.5% or less of practicing attorneys in the state.
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