Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C.

25 Independence Blvd., Third Floor, Warren, N.J. 07059
T 908-580-1776 F 908-647-1492

Unwavering commitment and determination to navigate the best course of action for our clients

Arthur R. Thibault

Arthur R. Thibault is a partner in our firm and has over 18 years of experience in labor and employment law. He graduated cum laude from Cooley Law School in Michigan, where he was a member of Law Review. Mr. Thibault has a broad range of experience in labor negotiations with teachers, police, fire and other public sector unions, police and fire interest arbitration, disciplinary matters, grievance arbitrations, and all types of proceedings before the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission. He has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements in the public and private sectors, and litigated numerous cases before the Public Employment Relations Commission for municipalities, boards of education and other governmental entities. He has spoken and written extensively on public employment and labor issues in New Jersey. His experience in public sector negotiations and interest arbitration led to his invitation and speaking engagement at the 60th Annual Conference of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies, an international association of public and private sector governmental labor agencies, to discuss public sector negotiations.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1998
  • Southern Connecticut State University, B.S., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Associate, Sidney Reitman Employment Inn of Court; 2003-2005

Events and Activities

  • Judge, Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, 2002-present

  • Member, Board of Governors NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, Lawrenceville, NJ 2013 – present

  • Chair, Human Resources committee, NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, Lawrenceville, NJ 2013 – present

Published Works and Seminars


  • Presenter, New Jersey Municipal Management Association 2018 Summer Conference in Woodbridge, NJ on Update on Labor/Management Issues in New Jersey: Police and Fire Negotiations.

  • Labor and Employment Relations Association, Edison, NJ, November 2014: The Opportunity to Compete Act

  • NEW JERSEY STATE ASSOC. OF CHIEFS OF POLICE, East Windsor, NJ, April 2014: Defensible Discipline: Imposing discipline that survives judicial scrutiny

  • NEW JERSEY STATE ASSOC. OF CHIEFS OF POLICE IN-SERVICE SEMINAR, Galloway, NJ, September 2013: Thrive, not just Survive: Practical Advice for the New Jersey Chief

  • Association of Labor Relations Agencies, 60th Annual Conference, Jersey City, NJ, July 2011: Interest Arbitration in Tight Times and New Jersey’s Recent Statutory Response

  • GARDEN STATE JOINT INSURANCE FUND GROUP- – Jamesburg, NJ, April 2010: Layoffs, Furloughs and Negotiability Issues in New Jersey

  • NEW JERSEY MUNICIPAL MANAGER’S ASSOCIATION – – E. Brunswick, NJ, June 2009: Furloughs and Layoffs for Local Government Employers

  • NEW JERSEY MUNICIPAL MANAGER’S ASSOCIATION – – Spring Lake, NJ, May 2007: Establishment of the Police Department’s Appropriate Authority and the Administrator’s Role in Police Discipline

  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION, February 2003: An Overview of the Law of Reasonable Accommodation: Update 2003

  • NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION – – New Brunswick, NJ, December 2002: Construction Issues for Schools in New Jersey

  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION, April 2002: Litigating the Reasonable Accommodation Case under the ADA and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination: The Defense.


  • Public Safety Officers’ Discipline Law: If this is the Answer, What is the Question? New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (February 2010)

  • Minor Discipline of Police Officers: A Local Hearing, Arbitration or Both?, The New Jersey Police Chief (April 2009)

  • The Double-Edged Sword of Disability Insurance Claims after Cleveland, Motley and Dietz, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Winter 2006)

  • New Jersey Extends the Protections of the Law Against Discrimination to Independent Contractors, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Winter 2005)

  • Disability Discrimination: Failure to Accommodate or Disparate Treatment, New Jersey Lawyer, the Magazine (August 2003)

  • Public School Construction Contracts: Issues to Look for in School Construction, 31 School Leader 6 (May/June 2002)

E-mal Address

Direct Telephone and Ext.
(908) 580-1776 x. 213

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