Focused on Protecting Workers’ Rights for more than 25 years

Established in 1980, the law firm of Markowitz & Richman has been a pillar of the legal community throughout Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey for decades. We are well-respected for our work with unions, and we have built a reputation for success in matters of employment law and related matters.

We focus our practice on two main areas: labor law issues and employment law issues. This focus has allowed us to vastly expand our knowledge of these areas in order to provide you the most thorough representation possible. We handle matters such as wage and hour claims, workers’ compensation claims, breach of employment contracts and severance disputes, Family and Medical Leave Act claims and noncompete agreement litigation.

Our legal team represents executives, individuals, labor unions and benefit funds. We use our vast experience to provide a multifaceted approach to the practice of law, tailoring our approach to each client’s needs.

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

  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Executive Representation

Well-respected and highly regarded, our firm is dedicated to serving clients. Our lawyers are considered some of the best in the country, and our support staff is the nerve center of the firm. These individuals assist us in maintaining the high level of organization needed to effectively and efficiently pursue your case.

Our exceptional attorneys and staff have a variety of educational backgrounds and experience that provide many different perspectives when reviewing cases. While cases are assigned to individual attorneys, we put the firm’s full intellectual resources behind each matter we take on. We have the capacity to take a team approach to cases and, when necessary, we can call upon a network of highly respected experts. Call 215-875-3100 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Matthew David Areman

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • New Jersey, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2006

Education:

  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: Public Policy 

Attorney Peter H. Demkovitz

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, 1994
  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Education:

  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: St. Thomas More Scholar
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards
    • Honors: Who's Who
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • M.A.
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Peter Spader Award
    • Major: Communications 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Past Chair, Equal Rights, 2004
  • Jagiellonian Law Society, Board of Directors
  • Oreland Lions, Past President

Attorney M. Kay Gartrell

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina, 1969
  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1967 
  • Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
    • B.S. - 1964
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Journalism and Psychology 

Attorney Richard Kirschner

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1958
  • District of Columbia, 1982
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • LL.B. - 1957
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1954
    • Major: Political Science 

Attorney Thomas H. Kohn

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1974
  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1981

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1974
    • Honors: Kennedy Prize for Labor Law
  • Cornell University, I. L. R., Ithaca, New York
    • B.S. - 1969
    • Major: Industrial & Labor Relations 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Industrial Relations Research Association, past President


Attorney Paula R. Markowitz

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1956
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1957
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1958
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Master of Laws - 1953
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • L.L.B. - 1952
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of Coif
  • Radcliffe College, Cambridge, M.A.
    • B.A. - 1949
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Russian Language and Literature 

Attorney Claiborne S. Newlin

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • New Jersey, 1999
  • Delaware, 2005

Education:

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • JD - 05/1999
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • LL.M. Trial Advocacy, Honors - 05/2005
    • Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Major: Labor Studies

Attorney R. Matthew Pettigrew

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1980
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2004

Education:

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1980 
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Major: Political Science 

Attorney Stephen C Richman

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia, 1968
  • New York, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2015

Education:

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • B.S.
    • Major: Economics 

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Industrial Relations Research Association, Philadelphia Chapter, Past President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Past Chairman
  • Labor Advisory Council to the American Arbitration Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Attorney Quintes D. Taglioli

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education:

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    • A.B. - Government - 1976 

Attorney Jonathan Walters

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • District of Columbia

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Harvard College

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • ABA, Member, Committee on the Development of Law
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Co-Chair, Labor Law Committee

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Wilmington Office
1225 North King Street
Suite 804
Wilmington, DE 19801
Haddonfield Office
24 Wilkins Place
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

New York Office
39 Broadway
Suite 1620
New York, NY 10016
Allentown Office
121 North Ceder Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18104

Philadelphia Office
123 South Broad Street
Suite 2020
Philadelphia, PA 19109

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