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For more than two decades, McMoran, O’Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C. has been one of New Jersey’s premier employment law firms. The firm's experience and commitment to quality have produced an unparalleled record of success for its clients, including some of the highest employment jury verdicts and settlements in New Jersey.
The firm focuses on advising and representing individual executives, managers and employees in all types of employment matters, including: wrongful terminations; severance negotiations; discrimination based on age, gender, race, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics; retaliation based on whistleblowing and other protected activity; employment contract claims and contract negotiations; harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race and other protected characteristics; wage and hour claims, including claims for unpaid overtime and/or discrimination in the payment of wages; post-employment restrictive covenants, e.g., non-compete and non-solicit agreements.
The firm also represent individuals in whistleblowing litigation under the federal False Claims Act (Qui Tam claims) and State False Claims Acts, which prohibit fraud against the federal and state government.
The firm represents clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) and Department of Labor.
The firm has received numerous awards for its success. Since 2010, the firm has received a Tier 1 ranking from U.S. News & World Report in the New Jersey Metro region in the area of Employment Law – Individuals. The Firm’s Tier 1 ranking is the highest ranking possible. It was derived from a combination of client feedback and the view that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have of the firm.
All four of the firm’s partners, Bruce McMoran, Michael O’Connor, Douglas Bramley and Justin Burns, have been given the prestigious award of being selected by their peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of employment law. In addition, all four have received recognition from Super Lawyers in New Jersey. Mr. McMoran, Mr. O'Connor and Mr. Bramley are all members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of attorneys in the United States are members. Mr. Burns is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is reserved for attorneys who have won jury verdicts of $1 million or more.
McMoran, O’Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C. is rated “AV”, the highest rating possible for quality and ethics, by Martindale Hubbell, a lawyer rating service, and is listed in their register of Preeminent Lawyers.