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

Ryan S. Carey

Ryan S. Carey is a partner of the firm and is admitted to the practice of law in New Jersey and New York and before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  His practice is concentrated in the areas of employment law and related litigation and counseling.  Representing management in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Carey has successfully handled complex employment-related disputes at the administrative, state court and federal court levels.  Mr. Carey’s matters have involved novel and complex issues arising under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, as well as state contract and tort claims arising in the employment context.  A large portion of Mr. Carey’s practice is also dedicated to client counseling to insure compliance with all aspects of employment and labor law.  In this capacity, Mr. Carey prepares and reviews employer handbooks and policies, conducts workplace training, performs workplace investigations, prepares separation agreements, and guides clients through various employment issues including hiring and termination, background checks and compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, performance improvement and progressive discipline, wage and hour, compliance with State and Federal leave laws, planning for reductions in force, and disability/accommodation issues. Mr. Carey writes, speaks and presents on employment law topics and has appeared as a panelist at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention.


  • Law School, Degree
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. cum laude
    • Seton Hall University School of Law Faculty Scholarship
  • Undergraduate School, Degree
    • The College of New Jersey, B.S. cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
    • Member, Bar of the State of New Jersey and U.S. District Court for the
    • District of New Jersey
    • Member, Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • New York
    • Member, Bar of the State of New York

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Civil Litigation

Honors and Recognitions

  • Appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Named a “Rising Star” in Employment & Labor Law by New Jersey Super Lawyers (2012, 2013, 2014)

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, 1999-
  • Member, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section 1999-
  • Member, Somerset County Bar Association, 2006-
    • Treasurer, 2018-2020
    • Trustee, 2014-2018
    • Co-Chair, Civil Practice Committee, 2014-2018
    • Co-Chair, Employment/Labor Law Practice Committee, 2013-2014, 2015-2016
    • Member CLE Committee, 2011-2015
  • Trustee, Somerset County Bar Foundation, 2011-2017-
    • Nominations Committee, 2013
    • Chair, Law Day, 2014, 2015-
  • Appointed to the Somerset County Judicial and Prosecutorial Due Diligence Committee, 2016-2018, 2018-2020-
  • Delegate, NJSBA General Council, 2014, 2015
  • Master of the Bench, Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of the Court
  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management

Published Works and Seminars

  • Panelist, Mediating Discrimination & Whistleblowing Disputes, New Jersey Law Center, April 19, 2016
  • Moderator & panelist, Navigating Employee Leaves of Absence in New Jersey: the FMLA, NJFLA and Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA and NJLAD, CLE course, Raritan Valley Country Club, October 12, 2015
  • Developed/organized, Civil Mediation: Process, Perspectives and Mediator Tips for Success, CLE course, Raritan Valley Country Club, October 12, 2015
  • Panelist, EPLI Insurance – How It Changes the Game, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention, May 14, 2015
  • What’s Yours is Mine – NLRB Reverses Itself on Employee Rights to Use Employer Email, Clarion, March 2015
  • Presentation, Practical Strategies for Preventing, Recognizing and Addressing Workplace Harassment, Middlesex County Clerks Association, September 2014
  • It’s “Criminal” How Hard it Can Be to Hire Someone These Days: New Jersey Follows Trend and “Bans the Box,” Clarion, September 2014
  • New Jersey Enacts Legislation Affording Pregnant Employees Enhanced Opportunity for Accommodation, Clarion, March 2014
  • Moderator & panelist, The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act: Basics & Developments, CLE course, October 2013
  • The Supreme Court’s New Jury Selection Standards, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Summer 2007
  • Mandatory Disclosure of Personnel Information: The Healthcare Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act (the “Cullen Law”), New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Summer 2006

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