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Tom McKinney has been recognized as one of the best NJ Employment Lawyers in the State of New Jersey with a track record of success in all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims and hostile work environment claims.
Tom has won verdicts for his clients in court exceeding $11,000,000. He has received settlements for his clients exceeding $50,000,000. Tom won a $6,000,000 verdict for his client in a race discrimination case in Bergen County. It was the largest employment law verdict in the State of New Jersey. Tom has won several cases exceeding $1,000,000 for his clients at trial and had some of the largest verdicts in 2019, 2017, 2014 and 2011. Tom’s cases have gone to the New Jersey Supreme Court and been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, NJ.com and numerous other publications.
Tom has been recognized as a Best Employment Attorney, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer Rising Star, Employment Lawyer of the Year, Top 10 Attorney in the State of New Jersey and named to the 40 under 40 list by National Trial Lawyers.
Besides litigation, Tom handles severance agreements and severance package reviews/negotiations for over 100 people each year. He has reviewed and negotiated over 2,000 severance packages in his career. A large part of his practice is working with clients to get the most of their severance package. In addition, Tom helps work with clients to try and get them out of a non-compete agreement and protect themselves from being sued in the event that they leave a job.
Tom is admitted in New Jersey, New York, the Third Circuit, United States District Courts in New Jersey and New York. Tom worked as a defense attorney at Bressler, Amery & Ross and Gibbons, P.C. before starting the firm and representing individuals.