New Jersey Employment Lawyer
Allan E. Richardson
Allan E. Richardson concentrates his practice in employment and constitutional rights of both employers and employees. He has been recognized by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 2001. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible assessment by that national organization, and has been named a SuperLawyer in 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. The Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed him to the District IV Ethics Committee, which investigates claims of professional misconduct against attorneys.
He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts in actions brought under the First, Fourth and Fourteenth amendments of the United States Constitution, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and other substantive federal laws, as well as state claims under the Law Against Discrimination and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, among others.
He has mediated more than 100 cases as both a Superior Court of New Jersey R. 1:40 mediator and a United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Local Rule 301.1 mediator.
He provides consultation to clients on employment and constitutional issues and investigates claims of harassment and discrimination in the workplace on behalf of employers.
Before joining Lauletta Birnbaum as of counsel in September of 2016, Mr. Richardson ran his own practice beginning in February of 1999. From 1991 to January of 1999, he was an associate with George, Korin, Quattrone, Blumberg & Chant, in Woodbury, New Jersey.
Before turning to law, he was a technology executive and a newspaper journalist.
1976 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, B.A. Journalism
1991 Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
1991 New Jersey
1991 Pennsylvania (inactive)
1992 District of New Jersey
1992 Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000 Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Published Federal Cases as Lead Counsel and/or On the Brief
B&M Auto Salvage & Towing, LLC v. Twp. of Fairfield, 588 Fed. Appx. 193 (3d. Cir. 2014), 14th Amendment due process; negligent retention and supervision; tortious interference
Calloway v. Boro of Glassboro Dept. of Police, 89 F.Supp.2d 543 (D.N.J. 2000), Americans With Disabilities Act; Rehabilitation Act; civil rights
Cannon v. Vineland Hous. Auth., 627 F. Supp. 2d 171 (D.N.J. 2008), Fair Labor Standards Act; New Jersey Wage and Hour Law
Harding Brass, LLC v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of the Twp. of Hamilton, 100 F. Supp. 3d 417 (D.N.J. 2015), First Amendment, retaliation
Jones v. Dalton, 867 F. Supp. 2d 572 (D.N.J. 2012), Fourth Amendment wrongful arrest; qualified immunity; equal protection; malicious prosecution; Monell; civil conspiracy
King v. County of Gloucester, 483 F. Supp. 2d 396 (D.N.J. 2007), Fee application after civil rights claim against co-defendants; my clients were dismissed on summary judgment in an unpublished case
King v. County of Gloucester, 302 Fed. Appx. 92 (3d.Cir. 2008), Eighth Amendment; 14th Amendment Due Process; qualified immunity; Monell
Knight v. Borough of Penns Grove, 50 Fed. Appx. 92 (3d.Cir. 2002), Fourth Amendment wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution
Leuallen v. Borough of Paulsboro, 180 F. Supp. 2d 615 (D.N.J. 2002), Sanctions against opposing counsel for frivolous litigation
Recchia v. Kellogg Co., 951 F. Supp. 2d 676 (D.N.J. 2013), Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Older Workers Benefits Protection Act; Employment Retirement and Income Security Act; Americans With Disabilities Act; New Jersey Law Against Discrimination; severance package; waiver of rights
Smith v. Township Of East Greenwich, 519 F.Supp.2d 493 (D.N.J. 2007), New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, gender discrimination, disparate impact; Conscientious Employee Protection Act; retaliation; intentional infliction of emotional distress; 14th Amendment due process and equal protection
Smith v. Twp. of E. Greenwich, 344 Fed. Appx. 740 (3d.Cir. 2009), New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, gender discrimination, disparate impact; Conscientious Employee Protection Act; retaliation; intentional infliction of emotional distress; 14th Amendment due process
Trafton v. City of Woodbury, 799 F. Supp. 2d 417 (D.N.J. 2011)
Simmermon v. Gabbianelli, 865 F. Supp. 2d 589 (D.N.J. 2012), First Amendment; retaliation; 14th Amendment equal protection; 14th Amendment procedural due process; legislative immunity; qualified immunity
Simmermon v. Gabbianelli, 932 F. Supp. 2d 626 (D.N.J. 2013), 14th Amendment equal protection, selective enforcement, class of one; First Amendment, retaliation
Trafton v. City of Woodbury, 799 F. Supp. 2d 417 (D.N.J. 2011), Fourth Amendment, wrongful arrest, excess force; Monell; qualified immunity
New Jersey State Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
Gloucester County Bar Association (president 2006-2007, trustee 2001-2006)
Regarding Martindale-Hubbell and SuperLawyers
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