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Omar A. López

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Phone: (973) 744-4000 Ext: 130
Direct: (973) 842-4972
Fax: (973) 783-1524

52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043

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.

Rising Stars Mr. López has been selected for inclusion on the Rising Star list for for the Super Lawyers publication, maintained by Thompson Reuters, in the category of Plaintiff's Employment Law from 2017 to the present. 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.

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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"I worked with Jonathan Nirenberg, ESQ on a sensitive emotional employment matter. Mr. Nirenberg was quick to respond, offered excellent advice, and always followed up with phone calls or emails when needed. My situation was settled out of court within a short period of time with the best possible results for not just me but also for the employer. Highly recommend and would seek his help again if needed..." Linda Busch, PhD
"We've had the pleasure of working with Jonathan on multiple individual and class employment cases. Jonathan is a skilled, dedicated and caring attorney that works diligently to bring justice for his clients. We would recommend Jonathan as a legal resource for any employment cases." Stephan Zouras, LLP
"I felt alone and without a voice, until I hired Jonathan I. Nirenberg of Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Mr. Nirenberg represented me in an employment matter. Without his help, I know that I would not have had the extremely successful outcome I had. Jonathan was not only professional, but very empathetic to what happened to me. Jonathan gave me support, and options in relation to a challenging employer/employment situation which was an extremely difficult time in my life..." Shelly Smith