Deutsch Atkins, P.C

Deutsch Atkins, P.C


Firm Overview

Employment law firm in New Jersey, Deutsch Atkins, P.C.
With over fifty years of experience in employment matters, Deutsch Atkins, P.C.Employment law firm in New Jersey, Deutsch Atkins, P.C.

With over fifty years of experience in employment matters, Deutsch Atkins, P.C. is one of the largest and most highly regarded New York and New Jersey employee rights law firms. Our size enables us to successfully bring claims against well-financed employers and the mega-firms they select for defense representation, while providing highly personal service to our clients. Our lawyers have a well-deserved reputation as being one of the top NJ employment law firms.

Every client benefits from the pragmatic, cost-effective approach our firm takes to solve legal problems of our clients. Neil H. Deutsch and Bruce L. Atkins each have over thirty years of employment and discrimination law experience and are well-known among employment law firms in New Jersey. That, combined with the experience of the associates, paralegals and support staff of our firm, enables us to protect our the rights of our clients as employees and maximize their compensation. We are uniquely situated to be your employment law firm in New Jersey.

Contact our firm today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Our employment law firm in NJ can help.

Main Office

25 Main Street Court Plaza North, Suite 104
Hackensack NJ 07601





Other Offices

650 Fifth Avenue - 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Blue Hill Plaza
Pearl River, NY 10965


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Bruce Atkins

Deutsch Atkins, P.C

Bruce L. Atkins, Esq. has been practicing law since 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and has a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

He has been admitted to practice in the State Court of New Jersey, the Federal Court of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as the State of New York, the State of Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is the senior litigation partner at the law firm of Deutsch Atkins, and his major responsibility is civil litigation with emphasis on employment law.

He has had articles published, including Oral employment contracts under New Jersey Law; Are Employees Still Second Class Citizens? Published in the Labor and Employment Law Quarterly in 1994, and Complete Anti-Discrimination Policies the Key, published in Business Insurance, a Crains Publication in October of 1997.

He has also had several major reported cases, in the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey and in the Appellate Division. In addition, he has tried numerous cases in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey as well as in Federal Court in New York. He obtained a verdict in a sex discrimination case in November of 1996 in the amount of 6.5 Million, 1.5 Million in Compensatory Damages and 5 Million in Punitive Damages. The Court also awarded $638,000 in counsel fees and costs. That verdict was upheld on appeal.

He has been engaged in the practice of law since 1977. In 2006, he merged his practice with the practice of Neil H. Deutsch, to form the present firm. Mr. Atkins was selected a New Jersey Super Lawyer in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Employment Litigation. He is also AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell since 1997. In 2007 he was selected as a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.

He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), NJ American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, Florida Bar, and National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and NELA NJ. In addition, he has been a guest lecturer at NELA's national convention on trial techniques, at Lorman Seminars and appears regularly as a commentator on Court TV.


Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D., 0

University of Connecticut
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Neil Deutsch

Deutsch Atkins, P.C

Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years. Until 1986, he served several major corporations, including Dairylea and Panasonic, as Associate General Counsel, and Patent Scaffolding, a construction products division of a Fortune 300 company, as General Counsel. During this period, among his many other responsibilities, he handled employment discrimination matters and negotiated and administered union contracts. In 1986, he began his transition to private practice and soon thereafter became a plaintiff's employment and discrimination lawyer. His practice grew and, as of 2005, he was the sole shareholder of a firm of ten lawyers, paralegals and support staff. Mr. Deutsch has been the host of a radio show, the Employee Rights Forum, been a guest on several TV shows on employment law topics and conducted over 30 seminars for the public on employment and discrimination law. He has litigated many cases and tried them to favorable verdicts for his clients. Several of the cases that he has been involved in have set precedent and been published. One, which reached the New Jersey Superior Court, made it clear that plaintiff's are entitled to a jury trial even if their performance is lacking, so long as there is evidence of discrimination. Another established the principal that independent contractors, as well as employees, may assert claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination if they have been terminated for a discriminatory reason. Mr. Deutsch has been selected as a New Jersey Employment Litigation Super Lawyer in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. He is a skilled negotiator and uses a bottom line approach, emphasizing risk analysis and cost effectiveness, to maximize his client's recovery. Mr. Deutsch is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the New Jersey Employment Lawyers Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He, along with his Partner, Bruce L. Atkins, formed Deutsch Atkins, P.C. in 2006.


Syracuse University College of Law
J.D., 1970

Queens College of the City University
B.A., 1967