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

25 Independence Blvd., Third Floor, Warren, N.J. 07059
T 908-580-1776 F 908-647-1492
http://www.ammm.com

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

Neha Patel

Neha is an associate with the firm and concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law, municipal law, and education law. She regularly provides guidance to private and public employers on a myriad of workplace issues including disability accommodations, employee discipline, handbooks and policies, and internal investigations. Neha has been involved in significant litigation since joining the firm, representing employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, constitutional, and tort claims and other related allegations. Neha also provides training and speaks on issues of harassment and discrimination, employee leave and accommodations, and the Open Public Records Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Neha completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Travis L. Francis, A.J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County.  Neha received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce and South Asian Studies from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctorate, with honors and a concentration in Health Law, from the University of Maryland School of Law.  During law school, she served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy and interned with the United States Department of Justice (Federal Tort Claims Act Division) and the United States Senate (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee).

Neha is an avid music lover and actively performs in community musical theater.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Virginia

Honors and Recognitions

  • Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government Law (2014)

  • Named a “Rising Star” in Employment Litigation: Defense by New Jersey Super Lawyers (2016- 2017)

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court (2015-2017)

Published Works and Seminars

  • The ADA/ADAAA and NJLAD and Reasonable Accommodation, Somerset County Bar Association (October 2015)

  • The FMLA, NJFLA, and ADA and their Interplay, NJLEERA (March 2015)

  • The Open Public Records Act, Middlesex County Clerks Association (March 2015)

  • The ADA and Transfers of Minimally Qualified Disabled Employees to Vacant Positions When More Qualified Candidates Exist: Mandatory or Optional? New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (February 2014)

Email Address
npatel@ammm.com

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