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

Robert T. Clarke

Few management attorneys can rival the breadth of Robert Clarke’s experience in traditional labor law. Over the last 25 years Mr. Clarke has served as chief labor counsel, negotiator and labor relations strategist for some of the largest and most notable employers in both private industry and the public sector. He has guided the leaders of health care systems, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, manufacturing corporations and the theatre industry through day-to-day labor counseling, union avoidance campaigns, strikes, labor injunctions, picketing and unfair labor practices and has negotiated high stakes settlements, often resulting in major concessions from powerful, national unions. He counsels employers in the labor and employment ramifications of mergers and acquisitions, reductions in force and divestitures. Mr. Clarke regularly represents management in mediation, grievance arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Clarke also practices in the public sector, representing State authorities, counties, municipalities, colleges and school boards in all aspects of their dealings with police and fire employees, teachers and blue and white collar organized labor. For decades he has represented public entities in collective negotiations, mediation, fact-finding and compulsory Police and Fire Interest Arbitration. He has handled hundreds of public sector grievance arbitrations, as well as proceedings before the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, where he served as legal counsel prior to joining the Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy.

Robert Clarke is Managing Partner of the Firm.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Ursinus College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

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

Practice Areas

  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Administrative Law

Honors and Recognitions

  • U.S News & World Report Best Lawyers in America: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management 2008 – 2016

  • New Jersey SuperLawyers selection: Management Labor Law, 2005 – 2016

  • New York Area’s Best Lawyers 2008-2016

  • Board of Trustees, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, N.J.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section

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Direct telephone and extension:
908-580-1776 Ext. 210

Robert T. Clark

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