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

Timothy D. Cedrone

Timothy D. Cedrone concentrates his practice on the counseling and defense of management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Cedrone works with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, transportation, pharmaceutical, government, and banking, among others. He advises clients on a variety of day-to-day legal matters and regularly counsels employers on compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. A significant portion of Mr. Cedrone’s practice is devoted to defending employers in labor and employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including trials, appeals, mediation, arbitration, hearings, and discovery. Mr. Cedrone also has experience with commercial litigation and transactional matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cedrone was a judicial law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, where he clerked for the Honorable Christine L. Miniman, J.A.D. Mr. Cedrone’s previous work experience also includes time with the National Football League and the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, where he assisted in-house counsel with labor relations matters at both organizations.

Mr. Cedrone has conducted seminars on labor and employment law issues for several organizations and has published numerous articles addressing various labor and employment law issues facing private and public employers. In addition to his work for the firm, Mr. Cedrone has been an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University since 2011, where he has been recognized for his excellence in teaching. Mr. Cedrone is also active in the New Jersey State Bar Association, currently serving as the Chair of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section and Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section.

Mr. Cedrone graduated summa cum laude from Seton Hall University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Sports Management and a minor in History. Mr. Cedrone earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, graduating cum laude. During law school, Mr. Cedrone served as Symposium Editor of the Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and as a research assistant for several faculty members.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2009 (cum laude)
  • Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business, B.S., 2006 (summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Practice Areas: Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Sports Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Honors and Recognitions

  • Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business Adjunct Professor Excellence Award (2014 and 2015)

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association

Published Works and Seminars

  • Rutgers v. Northwestern: Would Student-Athletes at New Jersey Public Colleges Be Able to Unionize?, New Jersey Labor & Employment Law Quarterly, Volume 37, Number 1 (October 2015) (co-author)

  • Blurred Lines: The Evolving Definition of “Employer” and “Employee,” Panelist, Labor and Employment Relations Association (New Jersey Chapter) (May 4, 2015)

  • Domestic Violence in Sports, Panelist, Seton Hall University School of Law (March 10, 2015)

  • Michigan Bans Student-Athlete Unionization – Anomaly or Trend?, Sports Litigation Alert, Volume 12, Issue 1 (January 23, 2015)

  • The Potential Employment Law Implications of Northwestern University, Sports Litigation Alert, Volume 11, Issue 16 (September 5, 2014)

  • 2014 Sports Law Roundtable, Panelist, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (June 25, 2014)

  • New Jersey Sports Franchise General Counsel Roundtable, Moderator, New Jersey State Bar Association (February 27, 2014)

  • The Fight for Fair Treatment in Mixed Martial Arts, Panelist, Seton Hall University School of Law (March 26, 2013)

  • Morals Clauses in Sports & Entertainment Contracts, Lecturer, Seton Hall University School of Law (January 5, 2013)

  • Olbermann Broadcasting Empire v. Current TV, LLC – A Three-Part Series Uncovering the Legal Battle Between Two Media Titans, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – New York Chapter (August 6, 2012, October 26, 2012, and March 5, 2013), available at http://www.nyemmys.org/en/articles/articles_view.asp (co-author)

  • Business Transactions in Sports, Panelist, Pace University School of Law (September 13, 2011)

  • Requiring Accommodation through Extended Leave: When Compliance with the FMLA and Company Leave Policies May Not Be Enough, New Jersey Labor & Employment Law Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 3 (March 2011) (co-author)

  • The Reverse-Morals Clause: The Unique Way to Save Talent’s Reputation and Money in a New Era of Corporate Crimes and Scandals, 28 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 65 (2010) (co-author)

  • Morals? Who Cares About Morals? An Examination of Morals Clauses in Talent Contracts and What Talent Needs to Know, Panelist, Lawline.com (April 28, 2009)

  • Morals? Who Cares about Morals? An Examination of Morals Clauses in Talent Contracts and What Talent Needs to Know, 19 Seton Hall J. Sports & Ent. L. 347 (2009) (co-author)

  • A Critical Analysis of Sport Organization Bankruptcies in the United States and England: Does Bankruptcy Law Explain the Disparity in Number of Cases?, 18 Seton Hall J. Sports & Ent. L. 297 (2008)

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