McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

At McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C., we have earned a reputation for providing the highest levels of professionalism and skill to clients across New Jersey. Our clients include businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations and public institutions.

Firm Overview

For more than 40 years, McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C., has served clients throughout New Jersey, providing result-oriented, forward-thinking representation in a wide array of legal matters. In each of our practice areas, we are dedicated to creating strategies and solutions that are mindful of the client's objectives and priorities.

The firm is highly successful in litigation and dispute resolution, having achieved favorable outcomes that further our clients' legal and business objectives. Our clients trust in our ability to deliver results. Many have returned to us for decades, confident that we will provide the thoughtfulness and attention necessary to give our clients the best chance of success.

We handle a broad range of legal issues, including:

- Business law
- Debt collections
- Employment law
- Employment discrimination
- IRS and New Jersey Tax Resolution
- Land use, planning, and zoning matters
- New Jersey Wage and Payment Law
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Personal injury and other liability litigation
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Real estate transactions and litigation
- Sexual harassment and hostile work environment
- Transgender Discrimination
- Whistleblowing and retaliation claims
- Wills, trusts, and will contests

We take a proactive approach to each matter, fully investigating and developing the evidence, reviewing all necessary information and evaluating potential courses of action. We are supported by a large staff of highly qualified and experienced paralegals and associates. Our experience and depth of legal understanding allow us to develop strategies that advance the interest of our clients.

To learn more about how the experienced Red Bank, NJ and Marlton, NJ lawyers at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. can represent your interests, please call us at (732) 842-6500 or contact us online. Serving clients throughout New Jersey, with offices conveniently located in Red Bank and Marlton, New Jersey.

Main Office

Red Bank Office
54 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank NJ 07701

Phone

(732) 842-6500

Fax

(732) 530-8545

Websites

Firm Website Blog

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes for certain transactional matters

Office Information

Office Hours

9 AM to 5 PM

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

Marlton Office
39 E. Main Street
Marlton, NJ 08053

Sexual Harassment

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. is skilled and experience in representing victims of sexual harassment.

Red Bank, NJ And Marlton, NJ Harassment Attorneys

Sexual harassment in the workplace is inappropriate and unlawful. Regrettably, many employers do not take such matters seriously and do not take appropriate measures to prevent, investigate, and stop sexual harassment. Employees may also be subject to unlawful retaliation for reporting harassment claims. Employees who have been forced to endure sexual harassment or who have been subjected to retaliation should discuss their situation with one of our skilled attorneys to determine their legal options. Employers who need assistance in preventing, investigating, or defending sexual harassment claims should also contact McOmber McOmber & Luber for a consultation.

Based in Red Bank, New Jersey, and Marlton, New Jersey, and representing employers and employees throughout New Jersey, our employment lawyers provide skilled legal counsel in sexual harassment and hostile work environment matters. Because our lawyers have experience assisting both employees and employers in a wide range of sexual harassment, hostile workplace environment, and other employment matters, we offer unique insight and perspective to our clients.

Protecting Employee Interests In Sexual Harassment Claims

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of gender discrimination. Sexual harassment includes a wide array of conduct and may occur between individuals of the same or opposite genders. Sexual harassment decreases workplace morale, diminishes the dignity of employees, and can cause significant damage to the personal well-being and career of a harassed employee. Sexual harassment victims may suffer economic damages, such as lost past and future wages, and may also suffer significant emotional damages such as anxiety, depression, humiliation, shock, sleeplessness, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fearful of losing their jobs, many victims endure the abuse. For this reason, sexual harassment is significantly underreported.

Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and other federal statutes, your employer has a responsibility to prevent, investigate, and properly address sexual harassment complaints. If you have been subjected to harassment, the individual harasser and your employer may be responsible to compensate you for economic damages and your pain and suffering

Sexual harassment can include a wide range of behaviors or mistreatment, including:
- Treating persons of a certain gender differently, such as paying them less or failing to promote them
- Making unwelcome innuendos, jokes or conversation that make a person of a certain gender or orientation feel uncomfortable
- Subjecting persons of a certain gender to increased scrutiny, criticism, and harassment, or otherwise making their workplace uncomfortable
- Sexual advances or propositions, including suggestions of trading advancement for sexual favors, commonly known as quid pro quo harassment
- Verbal or physical abuse
- Using sexist slurs or comments
- Terminating or disciplining an employee in retaliation for making a complaint

The success or failure of a sexual harassment claim can hinge on many factors. At McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C., we will thoroughly investigate the matter and provide you with a clear assessment of your claim. We will explore all legal options and recourse at your disposal. Our skilled employment attorneys in New Jersey work quickly and decisively to help stop workplace harassment and to seek fair compensation for harassment victims.

Employment

Employment Law

Our employment law attorneys of McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C., provide experienced and knowledgeable representation to both employees and employers in employment law matters. We understand the complex and dynamic nature of employment law issues and help our clients understand their rights and options in the disputes they face. McOmber & McOmber handles a wide range of employment law matters, including the following:

- Class Actions
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
- Defamation, Libel & Slander
- Employment agreements
- Employment discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or partnership status, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, certain genetic conditions, or AIDS/HIV status
- Executive agreements
- Equal Pay Act
- Family, medical leave, and pregnancy issues, including those governed by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) matters
- New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Qui tam claims
- Restrictive covenants, including confidentiality agreements, covenants not-to-compete, and covenants not-to-solicit
- Reduction in Force (RIF) / Mass Layoffs
- Retaliation and whistleblowing matters governed by the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
- Severance packages
- Sexual harassment and hostile workplace environment matters
- Wage and hour issues, including failure to pay overtime
- Wrongful termination
- Unlawful Conduct In The Workplace Representation For Employees

Far too often, employers lack familiarity with their employment obligations. In some cases, employers ignore these obligations altogether forcing employees to stand up for their rights. As an employee, you are protected by a number of New Jersey and federal employment laws. McOmber & McOmber handles a wide range of employment law matters, including employment discrimination and sexual harassment matters. If your employer is ignoring your rights and you believe that you have a claim, our firm will evaluate your case and provide a clear understanding of your legal options and alternatives. We are highly successful in employment law matters and regarded throughout the state for our tenacious representation, even against large corporations and staunch opponents.

For employers, the key to successfully resolving employment-related issues is by taking proactive measures to prevent, investigate, address, and defend possible claims. Since 1974, our attorneys have provided invaluable legal guidance to employers in issues of employment law. Whether an employer is seeking to establish handbook policies or is facing an employment law dispute, our skilled attorneys are poised to assist. We defend employers facing all types of claims, including employment agreements and enforcement, restrictive covenants, wage and hour matters, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. Our attorneys will not only protect your interests in the claim but also provide knowledgeable counsel to create policies that will mitigate the risk of future claims.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

As a firm, we are committed to delivering results and protecting your interests in an efficient and cost-effective manner. From the initial stages of your matter, we will work diligently to understand your current needs and long-term goals, tailoring strategic legal solutions to further those objectives.

The results we deliver are built on the efforts and training of our attorneys, staff and paralegals, whom we hire and retain through selective recruiting and career development. Many of these exceptional professionals have more than 20 years of experience and are highly proficient in complex legal preparation and proceedings.

In a fast-paced legal and business climate, our personnel provide seamless support with a team-oriented approach. Our accomplishments as a respected firm are due in no small part to the contributions of our invaluable legal staff. Whether conducting factual investigations, coordinating with clients and attorneys, or developing legal documents, our capable staff provides prompt, courteous and professional support.

Christian V. McOmber

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. McOmber is a third generation attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. His primary practice areas are alternate dispute resolution, business law, civil litigation, debt collections, employment law, and personal injury. Mr. McOmber’s experience in executive business management provides his commercial clientele with valuable insight. He provides general corporate representation to a wide range of industries including distributors, general contractors, manufacturers, and service providers. Mr. McOmber focusses on providing businesses with responsive service, strategic insight, and practical solutions. His commercial clientele includes Central Metal Fabricators, Inc., a firm that designs and manufactures precision components for the United States Department of Defense and American Industrial Supply Corp., Inc. a regional supplier of industrial pipe and components.

As a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Mr. McOmber believes that all workplaces should be free of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and other such violations. To that end, Mr. McOmber has extensive experience litigating employment matters on behalf of both employees and employers. He has successfully litigated matters involving a diverse range of employment disputes such as racial discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, hostile workplace environment claims, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour claims. As counsel to employees, Mr. McOmber has obtained a number of significant and noteworthy victories including a jury verdict in excess of one million dollars for the victim of sexual orientation discrimination. As counsel to employers, he works with his clients to prevent possible claims by ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance. Mr. McOmber regularly implements employment policies, trains staff, conducts investigations related to employee complaints, and defends employment claims. He regularly negotiates employment and severance agreements and has experience negotiating multi-million dollar compensation packages on behalf of executives.

Mr. McOmber is a highly skilled collections attorney who has collected millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. Where other attorneys fall short, Mr. McOmber has extensive experience with asset investigations, post-judgment execution proceedings, and asset seizure. He vigorously pursues significant collection matters throughout New Jersey and the United States on behalf of such companies as Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. On account of his expertise with commercial collections, Mr. McOmber was appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court as special counsel to a national firm involved in Chapter 11 reorganization and oversaw extensive litigation throughout the continental United States and Alaska.

Mr. McOmber has extensive experience litigating high value personal injury claims including slip and fall accidents, assaults, and other accidents involving negligence. He tenaciously pursues personal injury claims by conducting prompt and thorough investigations, invoking the highest caliber of liability and medical expertise, and dedicating focused attention to each matter.

Mr. McOmber also has experience litigating and mediating a wide range of other disputes including real estate matters, will contests, and construction matters. Mr. McOmber is admitted to the roster of New Jersey State Court-Approved Mediators as a R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator. His experience as both a litigator and mediator provides him with practical and strategic insight.

Mr. McOmber earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning where he majored in City and Regional Planning. Following graduation, Mr. McOmber served as the general manager of Mardem Manufacturing Company, A Division of Seton Associates, Inc. (“Mardem”). Mardem manufactures turnkey filling and packaging systems for companies such as Benjamin Moore & Co., The Sherwin Williams Co., RPM International, Inc., The Sun Chemical Group, Castrol Industrial, and Total Lubricants. Following Mr. McOmber’s successful reorganization of Mardem, he was promoted to president and acquired an equity interest in the company. In 2006, he sold Mardem to a competing firm and pursued his life-long aspiration to become an attorney with McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. McOmber earned a Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated 9th in his class of 318 students and attained a final grade point average of 4.0. At Seton Hall, Mr. McOmber was awarded the 2010 Commercial Law League of America‘s Excellence in Commercial Law Award. Mr. McOmber was also inducted into the Order of the Coif, a national legal honor society.

In 2010, Mr. McOmber was admitted to the New Jersey and Federal District Court Bars and joined the firm of McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C., which was established in 1974

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law
Juris Doctor Degree,

Cornell University
Bachelor of Science Degree,

Choate Rosemary Hall
Post-Secondary Graduate Degree,

Armen McOmber

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. McOmber is a third generation attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.

In 1998, he was admitted to New Jersey and Federal District Court Bars and joined the firm of McOmber McOmber & Luber, which was established by his parents, Richard and Adrienne McOmber, in 1974. He was promoted to partner in 2001. Mr. McOmber resides in the Red Bank area with his wife, Dr. Nathalie Zenian McOmber, a general dentist who also practices in Monmouth County.

Mr. McOmber’s primary areas of practice are civil litigation, employment law, land use and education. During his 16 years of practice, Mr. McOmber has successfully tried numerous cases in the Superior Court and before various administrative agencies. He also represents a variety of municipal and regional boards of education and has handled extensive litigation and appeals on their behalf. He has litigated favorably on behalf of plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases, including winning large jury verdicts in favor of his individual clients, and on behalf of corporations and public institutions regarding matters of public concern and attention. A number of Mr. McOmber’s cases involving significant matters of law have been widely reported.

Mr. McOmber serves as a redevelopment, state tax appeal and conflict counsel to the Borough of Tinton Falls and as conflict counsel to the Township of Middletown. Mr. McOmber has extensive experience in redevelopment work and in handling all types of land use applications before planning and zoning boards, as well as litigating land use matters before the Superior Court and Appellate Division. He has successfully counselled many national corporations regarding complex development applications in New Jersey, including public storage facilities and financial institutions.

Mr. McOmber has also successfully litigated on behalf of families and school districts in the areas of special education and Section 504 actions, including both at the administrative law level and in the Federal Courts. Mr. McOmber has litigated charter school matters, expulsion hearings, tenure charges and various other educational matters on behalf of both employees and school districts.

Where appropriate for a particular matter, Mr. McOmber is a proponent of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) which generally includes negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. ADR is often an efficient and less expensive alternative to conventional litigation. Mr. McOmber is also admitted to the roster of New Jersey State Court-Approved Mediators as a R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator.

Mr. McOmber is a member of the Parish Council of the St. Stepanos Armenian Apostolic Church in Elberon, New Jersey where he also serves as a Sunday school teacher. He is an active participant in Armenian philanthropic organizations in the northeast including as a Master of Ceremonies of the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Program in New York City. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College.

Education

Tufts University
Bachelor of Arts Degree,

American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor Degree,

Matthew A. Luber

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. Luber joined McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. in February 2015 and is the managing partner of the firm’s Marlton, New Jersey office. Mr. Luber focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, business disputes, business law, and personal injury. Mr. Luber has tried numerous cases to verdict, frequently obtains six and seven-figure settlements for his employment-related clients, and has experience litigating cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. Mr. Luber has also successfully handled and settled wage and hour class actions and whistleblowers in health care fraud cases brought under the federal False Claims Act and the New Jersey False Claims Act.

He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Luber has handled all aspects of employment litigation, including but not limited to, litigation involving alleged wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, as well as non-compete and whistleblower matters. Further, Mr. Luber currently serves as outside counsel for several businesses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Mr. Luber passionately advocates for his clients and prides himself on exceptional service.

Prior to joining McOmber McOmber & Luber, Mr. Luber was an associate at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, one of Philadelphia’s largest and most prestigious law firms. Mr. Luber’s practice focused on complex civil litigation and white-collar matters. He represented clients in high stakes civil litigation as well those facing government investigations and prosecutions initiated by state Attorneys General and the Department of Justice. Mr. Luber has represented corporate clients across a variety of industries (ranging from Fortune 500 multinational corporations to closely held companies) as well as individual owners, directors, and managers in contract and business-tort disputes, employment matters, product liability litigation, and consumer class actions brought in state and federal courts across the country. For example, Mr. Luber defended a global oil company in an underlying product liability lawsuit brought in Pennsylvania state court arising out of serious injuries sustained by an employee using machinery at a chemical plant and brought suit in a related indemnification action in federal court in New York. Mr. Luber represented a global pharmaceutical company in two separate mass-tort litigations brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas deriving from injuries allegedly sustained by consumers who ingested prescription drugs. He has also represented manufacturers in federal court stemming from injuries sustained by workers exposed to asbestos. In addition, Mr. Luber has represented global telecommunications and software companies in nationwide class actions brought in state and federal court involving alleged deceptive and unfair trade practices and violations of various consumer protection laws. Further, Mr. Luber has represented various companies, executives, employees, and politicians in connection with civil and criminal litigation, federal and state grand jury proceedings, FBI investigations, whistleblower and qui tam matters, and insider trading litigation.

Mr. Luber received his bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice Studies from The College of New Jersey (“TCNJ”). While at TCNJ, Mr. Luber spent a semester with the late Hon. Clarence C. Newcomer, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was the captain of TCNJ’s Men’s Varsity Soccer Team, a two-time Collegiate All American, and a candidate for ESPN The Magazine‘s Academic All-America Team. After college, Mr. Luber returned to Philadelphia and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. During law school, he litigated personal injury cases on behalf of the South Eastern Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and interned for the Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Luber has spent his entire life in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area. After spending early childhood in Northeast Philadelphia, his parents Al and Maureen moved the Luber family to Delran, New Jersey. Mr. Luber graduated from Delran’s public high school where he participated on the school’s mock trial team. From a young age, Mr. Luber’s uncle, a longtime clerk at a federal court in Philadelphia, showed him around the courtroom and introduced him to some of the most respected lawyers and judges in the area. Those experiences, coupled with an inherent desire to help others, lead him to a career in law.

Mr. Luber currently lives in Medford, New Jersey with his wife Kimberly, a neonatal intensive care nurse, their daughter Victoria and son Leo. On weekends, you often find Mr. Luber on the soccer field, in the hockey rink, or scrambling his way through a golf course. He enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his dog Aubrey.

Education

The College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts Degree,

Temple University Beasley School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Edmund F. Fitterer, Jr.

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

With more than fifteen years of litigation and transactional experience, Mr. Fitterer provides highly skilled representation in legal matters involving business law, civil litigation and real estate. Mr. Fitterer’s proactive and strategic approach to representation is of great value to his diverse clientele and has led to many notable successes.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. As a student, he was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and was able to extend his studies abroad to London, England. Mr. Fitterer earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. Here too, Mr. Fitterer was able to take his studies abroad, this time to Cairo, Egypt.

After graduation, he served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable James N. Citta, J.S.C. Before joining McOmber McOmber & Luber, Mr. Fitterer was an associate with Shackleton & Hazeltine, located in Long Beach Island, and, more recently, a partner at Widman Cooney Wilson McGann & Fitterer, in Oakhurst, New Jersey.

Mr. Fitterer has successfully litigated on the behalf of individuals, small businesses and national corporations. He has substantial experience litigating contract disputes, consumer fraud claims and has defended various licensed professionals against professional malpractice claims. In addition to litigation, Mr. Fitterer practices extensively in the transactional and business side of the legal industry, where he has served as counsel to storage facility operators, defense contractors, multi-office real estate brokerage firms, dental, orthodontic, ophthalmologic and orthotist-prosthetist offices throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Completing over one hundred residential and commercial real estate transactions a year, Mr. Fitterer provides experienced representation to both buyers and sellers through each phase of the transaction. As a complement to his real estate practice, he also represents both lenders and borrowers with regard to loan transactions. Mr. Fitterer also handles wills, probate administration, bankruptcy and other services to serve the needs of his valued clients. In that regard, he has been able to keep his practice varied yet efficient and has proven able to provide the individualized service the firm’s clients deserve.

Mr. Fitterer resides in Eatontown, New Jersey with his wife Nancy and their two children. He serves his community as a member of the Eatontown Board of Education while also fulfilling many other volunteer positions.

Education

Monmouth University
Bachelor of Arts Degree,

Seton Hall University School of Law
Juris Doctor Degree,

Austin Tobin

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. Tobin is an associate at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. Mr. Tobin’s primary areas of practice are employment law and personal injury litigation. He is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.

Mr. Tobin has extensive prior experience defending employment matters on behalf of employers throughout the State of New Jersey. Mr. Tobin has litigated favorably on behalf of employers in several employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases. This unique background allows Mr. Tobin to be a zealous and effective advocate on behalf of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Mr. Tobin has a true passion for law and advocacy and now applies that drive to litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in employment matters.

Mr. Tobin also has experience as a personal injury attorney defending lawsuits on behalf of businesses throughout the State of New Jersey. He has defended many lawsuits which resulted in favorable settlements and won several motions which resulted in the dismissal of lawsuits on behalf of his clients. Mr. Tobin has also represented several injured clients who sustained severe and permanent personal injury as a result of motor vehicle or fall-down accidents and negotiated favorable settlements on their behalf.

Mr. Tobin earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from New York University, Magna Cum Laude in 2005 where he majored in Sociology and minored in Spanish. During college, Mr. Tobin also worked extensively at a personal injury law firm in Newark where he gained valuable, hands-on experience early in his professional career in personal injury litigation. Subsequent to graduating from college, Mr. Tobin attended law school at Seton Hall University School of Law where he graduated in 2009. While he was in law school, Mr. Tobin gained extensive legal experience working for law firms representing the injured as well Staff Counsel for Travelers Insurance where he had the opportunity to apply his legal education to the real world at a very early stage in his legal career.Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Tobin worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Dennis F. Carey, III, J.S.C. at the Essex County Superior Court. Judge Carey is presently the Presiding Judge for the Civil Division of the Essex Vicinage which is considered one of the largest and busiest dockets in the State of New Jersey. In this position, Mr. Tobin was responsible for all motion practice, including the scheduling, review, and analysis of all submissions, as well as extensive research for issues arising during trial. Mr. Tobin evaluated meritorious legal positions and articulated appropriate recommendations for court rulings, and managed an entire claims docket for litigation proceedings such as motion hearings, trials, settlement conferences, and case management conferences. Mr. Tobin also served as a mediator to disputes amongst litigants.

Subsequently, Mr. Tobin worked for over six years at Wolff, Helies, Spaeth & Lucas as an associate where he was responsible for the full management of numerous personal injury, employment, and construction defect cases, including the defense of numerous school districts throughout New Jersey and accidents occurring at a major supermarket chain’s various locations in New Jersey. In order to pursue his passion for representing clients wronged in the workplace, Mr. Tobin joined the law firm of McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. as an associate in 2018.

He lives in Toms River with his wife, Rebecca Tobin, an Employment Specialist with the New Jersey Reentry Corporation which is a non-profit agency with the social mission of removing all barriers to employment for those reentering the workplace following incarceration. Mr. Tobin has a musical background in drums and a long devoted passion for Rock & Roll since a very young age. He has attended a large number of concerts in his lifetime throughout the United States, including many repeat performances from his favorite musical performers. Mr. Tobin is also a lifelong baseball fan and has traveled to many Major League Baseball ballparks.

License

Bar Number: 002622010
New Jersey,

Education

New York University, New York, New York
Bachelor of Arts Degree,

Seton Hall University School of Law
Juris Doctor Degree,

Nick Carlson

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. Carlson is an associate at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. and a resident of Neptune Township in Monmouth County. Mr. Carlson’s primary areas of practice are employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Carlson handles all aspects of employment litigation, including but not limited to matters involving discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, as well as non-compete, whistleblower and qui tam actions.

As an employment attorney, Mr. Carlson has experience litigating employment matters on behalf of employees who suffered harm as a result of negligent or malicious actions on the part of their employers. Mr. Carlson believes that all workplaces should be free of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and other such violations. Mr. Carlson is passionate about his role as a client advocate and is dedicated to providing focused attention to each matter.

Mr. Carlson also provides clients with guidance in general civil litigation. He advises and represents clients in civil disputes regarding contract matters, property disputes, municipal disputes, educational matters, and tort claims.

Mr. Carlson graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Human Development. Following his graduation from the University of Connecticut, Mr. Carlson moved to New Jersey and spent several years working as the athletic director and basketball coach at a private high school. During this time, Mr. Carlson developed an interest in the law and enrolled at the Seton Hall University School of Law to begin his new career.

While at law school, Mr. Carlson was an inaugural member of the school’s Leadership Fellows program. As a Leadership Fellow, Mr. Carlson was mentored in the art and praxis of leadership by numerous highly successful and influential attorneys. Along with four other Fellows, Mr. Carlson created an organization to distribute care packages to Newark’s homeless population. The care packages contained food, clean water, basic hygiene necessities, and information about legal rights and support services within the city as well as the contact information of organizations and agencies that could assist with specific issues. Students at Seton Hall Law School have continued to run this organization in subsequent years following its establishment.

During the Spring of 2017, Mr. Carlson served as an intern at the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, located in Newark. Mr. Carlson performed legal research and wrote memoranda for Assistant United States Attorneys working in the criminal division.

Mr. Carlson also spent a summer working as an intern for the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson, A.J.S.C., Mercer County Vicinage. During this time, he performed legal research for civil cases and was also tasked with drafting bench memoranda and judicial orders. Mr. Carlson’s diligent work as a judicial intern paid off two years later when he began serving as Judge Jacobson’s law clerk for the 2018-2019 term. As a judicial law clerk, Mr. Carlson researched and wrote more extensive memoranda for a variety of important civil cases involving the State and local governments. Mr. Carlson also drafted a number of written opinions for Judge Jacobson, including a critical decision expanding procedural due process rights for child support obligors facing the automatic suspension of their driver’s licenses for failing to pay child support on time.

Mr. Carlson fulfilled his goal of becoming an attorney when he was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in early 2019. He currently lives in Neptune, New Jersey with his wife Rebecca, an Occupational Therapy Assistant, and his sons Jonah and Evan. Mr. Carlson loves basketball and is an avid reader and concertgoer.

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2018

The University of Connecticut
Bachelor of Science, 2006

Meghan Clearie

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Ms. Clearie is an associate at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. Ms. Clearie handles all aspects of employment litigation, including but not limited to matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims.

Ms. Clearie believes that every employee should always feel safe and comfortable in the workplace and that anything less is an injustice.

Ms. Clearie graduated magna cum laude from East Stroudsburg University in 2015, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. Following her graduation from East Stroudsburg University, Ms. Clearie attended Rutgers Law School on a Deans Academic Scholarship.

During law school, Ms. Clearie gained invaluable judicial experience, beginning her law career as a judicial intern to the Honorable Emil A. Giordano (Ret.), presiding judge for the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County.

Ms. Clearie then served as an extern for the Honorable Justice Lee A. Solomon of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Honorable Michael J. Haas of the New Jersey Superior Court—Appellate Division. In those roles, Ms. Clearie performed legal research for civil and criminal cases, drafted memoranda preparing the Court for oral argument and discussed petitions for certification. Ms. Clearie also aided in drafting and editing the Court’s opinions.

Ms. Clearie spent the Summer of 2018 at Swartz Campbell’s Philadelphia office, in their Tier 1 Professional Liability Department. Subsequently, Ms. Clearie realized Employment Litigation was her passion and began working as a law clerk at McOmber McOmber & Luber’s Marlton, New Jersey Office.

Throughout law school, Ms. Clearie was an active member in the Rutgers Law School community. Ms. Clearie served as the Lead Notes Editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Women’s Law Caucus Representative, a LexisNexis student representative, Student Bar Association Representative and Hunter Moot Court Teaching Fellow. Ms. Clearie also participated in the Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro-Bono Project where she conducted client interviews and helped the indigenous file bankruptcy petitions.

Ms. Clearie was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in July 2019 and currently lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Ms. Clearie loves sports, DIY projects and coaching youth Cheerleading teams.

Education

Rutgers Law School
Juris Doctor Degree, 2019

Kelly E. Adler

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Ms. Adler joined McOmber McOmber & Luber as a Partner in February 2020. Her primary areas of practice are employment law and civil litigation. Ms. Adler actively litigates in all areas of employment law, including but not limited to matters involving discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, wage and hour actions, WARN Act and restrictive covenant issues. Ms. Adler has experience litigating matters in both State and Federal Court.

Prior to joining McOmber McOmber & Luber, Ms. Adler was an associate with several Southern New Jersey law firms where she focused her practice on employment counseling and litigation, civil litigation and school law. Ms. Adler has represented corporate clients and public entities throughout the State of New Jersey on a variety of matters, including personal injury, employment law, special education law, tenure matters, and student disciplinary issues. She has conducted investigations into complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Additionally, Ms. Adler counseled clients on a myriad of issues, including but not limited to the FMLA, the NJFLA, the ADA and employee disciplinary issues. She also has considerable experience representing businesses in transactional work such as preparing employment agreements and employee handbooks. Ms. Adler has also presented on topics including, harassment, discrimination, bullying, workplace violence, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the FMLA, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation, separation agreements, student privacy rights, and the Open Public Records Act.

Ms. Adler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. She also obtained a minor in Spanish. Ms. Adler earned her Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. While attending Seton Hall, Ms. Adler was an extern for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law, Department of Children and Families and was involved with the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Ms. Adler also participated in Seton Hall’s Mock Trial program.

Ms. Adler currently lives in Haddon Township, New Jersey with her husband Reid, also an attorney, and their two daughters. Weekends and evenings usually involve attending her daughters’ activities, including soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and basketball. Ms. Adler, an avid runner, makes time (usually in the very early mornings) to train for a variety of races. While Ms. Adler has run many 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons in the past, she ran her first marathon, the Chicago Marathon, in October 2019 and followed it quickly by her second marathon, the Philadelphia Marathon, in November 2019. Ms. Adler is also fluent in Portuguese.

License

Bar Number: 019242008
New Jersey,

Bar Number: 209661
Pennsylvania,

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

The College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Finance,

Peter D. Valenzano

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. Valenzano is a partner at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. Mr. Valenzano’s primary areas of practice are employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Valenzano actively litigates in all areas of employment law, including but not limited to matters involving discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, as well as non-compete, whistleblower, wage and hour, and qui tam actions.

As an employment attorney, Mr. Valenzano has experience litigating on behalf of both employees and employers. As a member and board member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Mr. Valenzano believes everyone deserves a voice – especially those who have unfairly lost their job due to the insidious and shameful discrimination of their employer. Mr. Valenzano became an employment lawyer so that he could speak up for and defend workers who are unable to defend themselves against the disproportionate power of their employer.

Throughout his career, Mr. Valenzano has successfully litigated against international corporations, counties and municipalities, the State of New Jersey and the Federal Government. In addition, Mr. Valenzano routinely represents public employees such as teachers, police officers, and corrections officers when they are being unjustly brought up on phony disciplinary charges. Mr. Valenzano does not shy away from complex litigation matters. In addition to litigating employment discrimination and whistleblower matters, Mr. Valenzano has successfully litigated personal injury matters, consumer fraud matters, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, and the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Recently, Mr. Valenzano successfully argued before the New Jersey Appellate Division in Roman v. Bergen Logistics, 456 NJ Super. 157, where the court held that an arbitration agreement’s bar of punitive damage claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) was unenforceable because it violates the public policy of “eradicating the cancer of discrimination” embodied in the LAD. Beyond his passion for litigation, Mr. Valenzano has considerable experience representing small businesses, partnerships, and sole proprietors in transactional work, such as preparing employment agreements, employee handbooks, operating agreements, shareholder’s agreements, partnership agreements, stockholder agreements, and by-laws. Mr. Valenzano has also successfully negotiated several sales, mergers, and acquisitions on behalf of small and mid-size businesses within the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Valenzano graduated from Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Sociology. Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Valenzano worked for United Cerebral Palsy as a Medicaid Service Coordinator providing access to social services to families caring for loved ones with disabilities and special health care needs in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan. After several years working for United Cerebral Palsy, Mr. Valenzano attended Touro Law Center in Long Island, New York where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. Mr. Valenzano served as President of the Touro Law Center Student Bar Association from 2009-2010. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Valenzano was awarded the Excellence in Contribution to the Growth of the Law Center Award by the administration and faculty of Touro Law Center. Additionally, Mr. Valenzano served as the notes and comments editor of the Touro Law Center International Law Review and received an award in 2009 for Academic Excellence in the Study of International Human Rights.

License

Bar Number: 12415
New York,

Bar Number: 017302010
New Jersey,

Education

Rutgers University
Bachelor of Arts Degree,

Touro Law Center Central Islip
Juris Doctor,

Charles J. Kocher

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Mr. Kocher is a Partner with McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. in the firm’s Marlton, New Jersey office. He focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, class actions, business disputes, and business law. Mr. Kocher has successfully litigated and resolved wage and hour class actions and is currently pursuing several national collective actions and class actions for violations of wage and hour laws to recover monies owed to groups of workers. In addition to fighting for fair wages and equal treatment under the law for his clients, Mr. Kocher has deep experience in the representation of whistleblowers in health care fraud cases brought under the federal False Claims Act and the New Jersey False Claims Act. The federal False Claims Act was enacted in 1863 by Congress during the Civil War that was concerned that suppliers of goods were defrauding the Army. Using the modern version of these statutes today that create incentives for private individuals to report government fraud, Mr. Kocher roots out corruption wherever it hides, which may result in a monetary award to his clients in the event of a recovery for the government.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kocher was a member of the class action practice group at Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C. located in Philadelphia. For over a decade, Mr. Kocher developed a leading national class action practice, providing representation to individuals and businesses in cases involving wage and hour claims, product liability and product defect, consumer fraud and deception, health care fraud, and electronic data breach litigation. Mr. Kocher’s practice also focused on antitrust, unfair competition and complex business litigation. Mr. Kocher was a team leader in one of the largest antitrust class actions in the United States – the Containerboard Products Antitrust Litigation that resulted in partial settlements of $376 million. Mr. Kocher also was counsel in the Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation that settled for $80 million. His creative use of the class action device has also resulted in what is believed to be the first certified class action brought under the Pennsylvania Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act to recover monies for victims of a Ponzi scheme. As a result of Mr. Kocher’s class action practice, he has tirelessly worked to obtain class-wide settlements in excess of $479 million. When even the lawyers have legal issues, they call Mr. Kocher.

Education, Training, And Experience
Mr. Kocher is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University (2001) and holds a J.D. law degree from the Villanova University School of Law (2004), where he served as a managing editor of the Villanova Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Kocher was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Clarence C. Newcomer, a celebrated judge who sat on the federal bench in Philadelphia for more than 30 years. Following his federal clerkship, Mr. Kocher worked at one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the United States.

Honors And Memberships
From 2013 through 2019, Mr. Kocher was named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star, a listing of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger.

An active alumnus of Villanova Law School, Mr. Kocher sits on the Board of Advisors for the Villanova Law Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court, a nationally recognized and award-winning member of the American Inns of Court – the oldest legal mentoring organization in the country.

License

Bar Number: 016952004
New Jersey, 2004

Bar Number: 93141
Pennsylvania, 2004

Education

Villanova University School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Georgetown University
B.A. in Government,

Lauren M. Hill

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Ms. Hill serves as an associate in McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.’s Red Bank office. She handles all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims. Ms. Hill is a zealous advocate who believes that every individual should enjoy a workplace free from discrimination.

Ms. Hill graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2016, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Upon graduation, Ms. Hill attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey on a Dean’s Merit Scholarship.

While in law school, Ms. Hill gained invaluable judicial experience, beginning her legal career as a legal intern to the Honorable Wendy Beetlestone in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Hill then served as a legal extern for the Honorable Michael J. Haas in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. In these roles, Ms. Hill performed extensive legal research for various criminal, civil, and family matters, drafted memoranda to the court regarding her research, and edited and drafted various opinions for the court. Thereafter, Ms. Hill served as a law clerk for McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. in the firm’s Marlton office.

During school, Ms. Hill was actively involved in the campus community. She served on the executive boards of the Student Bar Association and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Ms. Hill was published by the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, where she also served as an executive board member. She actively participated in various pro bono projects, including the Voters’ Rights Project and Domestic Violence Project. Her participation in the Domestic Violence Project served as the perfect segue into the school’s Domestic Violence Clinic, where she practiced as a student attorney and won her first-ever trial prior to graduation.

In 2018, Ms. Hill won the prestigious James S. Hunter Moot Court oral argument competition, where she argued in favor of a defendant-corporation regarding a product liability matter before a panel of New Jersey Supreme Court and Federal District Court judges. She was also awarded the Pro Bono Publico Award for Significant Service, as well as the Rutgers Law School Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.

Upon graduation, Ms. Hill returned to Judge Haas’ chambers to serve as his law clerk for the 2019-2020 term. She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in July 2019 and the Pennsylvania Bar in February 2020. Ms. Hill is thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to return to McOmber McOmber & Luber, where she can engage in the fulfilling work of advocating for workers’ rights.

License

Bar Number: 304102019
New Jersey, 2019

Bar Number: 328382
Pennsylvania, 2020

Education

Rutgers University Law School
Juris Doctor,

The College of New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology,

Jeffrey D. Ragone

McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C.

Jeffrey Ragone is an associate at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. and practices out of the firm’s Marlton, New Jersey office.  Mr. Ragone’s primary areas of practice are civil litigation and employment law, including but not limited to matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims.

Mr. Ragone served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  In the judicial term prior, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard S. Hoffman, J.A.D., of the Appellate Division of New Jersey.  Mr. Ragone’s interest in serving the New Jersey judiciary stemmed from his internship for the Honorable Marie E. Lihotz, P.J.A.D., of the Appellate Division.

Mr. Ragone has always possessed a keen interest in civil rights.  His interest in the nuances of employment litigation naturally piqued when he participated in Rutgers’ Hunter Moot Court Competition, as the case was based on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and other facets of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Mr. Ragone and his partner won the program’s Best Brief award.  As he continued to gain exposure to employment disputes during his judicial clerkships, Mr. Ragone further solidified his desire to practice employment law during his career.

At Rutgers Law School, Mr. Ragone graduated cum laude and served as Articles Editor for the Rutgers University Law Review.  He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2018 and the Pennsylvania Bar in 2019.

License

Bar Number: 276772018
New Jersey, 2018

Bar Number: 327138
Pennsylvania, 2019

Education

Rutgers University Law School
Juris Doctor,

Temple University
Bachelor of Business Administration,

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