Claudia Reis

Claudia Reis

We Fight As Hard As You Work
  • Employment Law
  • New Jersey
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Summary

I not only believe in my clients but fight for them. Workers deserve and need someone tough, smart, and strategic in their corners when facing workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unequal pay. That's where I come in. I fight for workers because I believe that every David deserves to be successful in a battle against Goliath. My approach to making sure that you not only have a fair fight but a successful one involves spending enough time with you to truly understand your issue and legal claim and then handling your matter like I would play a game of chess -- being thoughtful, understanding where the pitfalls are and avoiding them, not being afraid to stand up and fight for you, and strategizing every step of the way. That way I can optimize facts and legal arguments to achieve the best possible outcomes. When you call my firm, you will talk and meet with me and be fully represented by me. I will not pass you along to an unexperienced attorney or paralegal. Importantly, I will represent you in a way and use language that you can understand so that the process is not scary or intimidating. If you want a real fighter on your side so that you have the best chance of success, I'm your lawyer.

Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fee arrangements vary and are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken
Professional Experience
Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association
- Current
Partner
Lenzo & Reis, LLC
- Current
Partner, Associate
Green, Savits & Lenzo, LLC
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Associate
Deutsch Atkins, PC
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Associate
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart
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Associate
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
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Education
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Activities: Computer & Technology Law Journal Legal Research and Writing, TA
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A. (1995) | Political Science, Theater, Women's Studies
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Awards
New Jersey Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Best Lawyer in America, Labor and Employment Law
Best Lawyer in America
New Jersey Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Best Lawyer in America, Labor and Employment Law
Best Lawyers in America
Top 50 New Jersey Women Super Lawyers
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New Jersey Super Lawyer
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Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law – Individuals (Newark Metro area),
Best Lawyers in America
Top 50 New Jersey Women Super Lawyers
Thompson Reuters
New Jersey Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Best Lawyer in America, Labor and Employment Law
Best Lawyers in America
Top 50 New Jersey Women Super Lawyers
Thompson Reuters
Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers
Thompson Reuters
New Jersey Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Top 50 New Jersey Women Super Lawyers
Thompson Reuters
Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers
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New Jersey Super Lawyer
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New Jersey Super Lawyer
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Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Professional Associations
Labor & Employment Section of the New Jersey State Bar
Executive Section Member
Current
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New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar Labor & Employment Quarterly
Editor, Former-Managing Editor
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar  # 024042001
Member
- Current
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NELA-NJ
Past-President, Board of Director Member, Past-Interim-Treasurer, Past-Secretary, Member
- Current
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Sidney Reitman Inn of Court
Barrister, Former Member of the Programming Committee
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Legislature Meant What it Said and Said What it Meant: All Employees are Entitled to CEPA Protection – 100 Percent
Labor & Employment Quarterly
Magna Carta: Still Paving the Long Road to Equality
New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
‘But for’ is the Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back
Labor & Employment Quarterly
CEPA’s Phantom Exception Why whistling while you work is protected under CEPA
Labor & Employment Quarterly
The Game Changer
Labor & Employment Quarterly
Court Strikes A Nerve After Trying to Strike a Balance
Labor & Employment Quarterly
Get rid of all those dirty Jews
Labor & Employment Quarterly
Speaking Engagements
Fox News and Combating The Victim-Blaming Culture, MSNBC's Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, New York
MSNBC
https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/fox-news-and-combating-the-victim-blaming-culture-927073859872
Successfully Mediating Employment Cases and Assigning Value to Emotional Distress Claims, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Conference, New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association
Strategic Insights for Bringing Successful Hostile Work Environment Claims, Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Social Media in Employment Law, Summer Continuing Legal Education Fest, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Age Discrimination in Hiring, State of Workforce Diversity Forum, New Jersey
New Start Career Network, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Social Media in Employment Law, Fall Fest, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
#Me Too Movement, Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Trial Strategies, NELA-NJ Meeting, New Jersey
NELA-NJ
Impact of S121 on Forced Arbitration and Settlement Potential, Labor and Employment Relations Association Panel Discussion, New Jersey
Labor and Employment Relations Association
New Jersey's S121, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Conference, New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association
Employees' Use of Medical Marijuana, Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Successfully Preparing Clients for Depositions and Trial, New Jersey
NELA-NJ
Arbitrating Employment Disputes, Hot Tips in Labor and Employment Law, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Equal Pay Act and Wage Theft Law, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
The Supreme Court's Decision in Bostock, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Strategic insights and considerations for determining witness order, preparing witnesses, and using experts at trial, Boardwalk Seminar, New Jersey
New Jersey ASsociation for Justice
Employers’ obligation to accommodate employees in high risk groups for developing COVID-19, Employment Law Summer Round-Up, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Certifications
Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. I was hired by a company a couple months ago, can they fire me due to COVID?
A: No, your employer cannot fire you. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides employees, who work for employers with less than 500 employees, up to two weeks (or 80 hours) of sick leave paid at employees' regular pay rate if those employees are unable to work because they are quarantined pursuant to doctors' advice or a government order. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act also provides employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms who are seeking medical diagnosis with up to two weeks (or 80 hours) of sick leave. Employees are entitled to paid sick time under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act if they are unable to work (or telework) because they -are required by some governmental order to quarantine or isolate for COVID-19; -have been told by a doctor or other healthcare provider to self-quarantine as a result of COVID-19; -are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; -are caring for an individual (i) subject to such a governmental order described above, or (ii) self-quarantining as described above; -are caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed as a result of COVID-19; or are experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury. Good luck and hopefully everything will work out. If you have any difficulty, though, you should reach out to an employment lawyer licensed in your state.
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Contact & Map
360 Mount Kemble Ave Ste 1004
Morristown, NJ 07960
Telephone: (973) 845-9922
Fax: (973) 845-9933
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We do our best to make ourselves available to clients. If you need alternate hours in order to speak with us, please call us at a time that is convenient for you and ask.
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