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Decade of Experience Representing Workers and Employees

Attorney O'Neill is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars with over thirty-five years of highly diverse experience as a litigator; an in-house corporate attorney and General Counsel.  Attorney O'Neill is a business attorney specializing in contracts and dispute resolution. Attorney O'Neill is a legal counselor in employment matters both for business and employees; and, last, but not least since entering private practice in 2002, a fierce advocate for aliens in immigration matters.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • New Jersey Law against Discrimination (LAD) and Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and related Federal claims, especially against large corporate defendants
  • Experienced in advancing and settling LAD sexual harassment, gender, ethnic, disability and age discrimination claims, reverse discrimination claims, and CEPA “whistleblower” claims
  • Experienced in developing and advancing employee breach of contract claims based on express written contracts and implied contracts arising from employee manuals and employer procedures
  • Severance Agreement Reviews and Negotiations
  • Unemployment Compensation Claims and Appeals before New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Claims and lawsuits involving foreign nationals on work visas
  • Business and Immigration Law
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

As an employment lawyer with over two decades of prior in-house counsel experience, and a decade of experience representing workers and employees, Attorney O'Neill brings a unique skills-set to the prosecution of employee claims against businesses, particularly large corporate entities.  Attorney O'Neill's expertise in sensing corporate vulnerabilities and “hot buttons”; his understanding of how corporate bureaucracies act and react to threats; and his extremely effective writing skills usually result in legal complaints that employers rush to settle in mediations rather than litigate in court.

Call Attorney Brian O'Neill today at 973-826-2305 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian D. O’Neill

Jurisdictions Attorney is Licensed in:

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education:

  • Rutgers School of Law – Camden, J.D., 1977
    With Honors
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD, B.A., 1971
    With High Honors and With Honors in Government and Politics
  • Munich Germany, BA. 1971
    With High Honors, in Government and Politics

Admitted To The Bar:

  • New Jersey, May 1978
  • Pennsylvania, October 1977

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, NJ Chapter, (NELA-NJ)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association (MCBA)

Settlements

Attorney O'neill has won multiple six figure settlements in last five years; most recent, $285K in a disability discrimination matter.

  • A $100K settlement of a sexual harassment claim by a nurse against her physician employer soon after suit was filed.
  • A $100K pre-suit settlement of an age discrimination claim by a safety inspector against an international construction contractor.
  • Back pay of $66K, and reinstatement of a fired plant engineering manager, under threat of a CEPA "whistle-blower" suit, after the employee was fired for pointing out safety violations.
  • A $100K pre-suit settlement of a wrongful discharge claim, against a large consumer-products chemical supplier, after claims of gender-based discrimination, harassment and defamation were made.
  • A $100K+ pre-suit settlement of a wrongful discharge, ethnic discrimination claim made by a high-level employee against a fast-food restaurant franchisee chain in New Jersey.
  • Successful prosecution of an internal whistle-blower claim against a large pharmaceutical corporation that resulted in the employee's superior being fired for discriminatory retaliation, rather than the client-employee.
  • Successful prosecution of an internal "reverse discrimination" gender bias claim against another pharmaceutical corporation that resulted in the client-employee receiving a severance agreement.

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