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  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1992
  • B.A., Seton Hall University, summa cum laude, 1989

    Law Clerk, Hon. James J. Petrella, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, 1992-1993

    Editor, Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Thomas F. Doherty

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  • T: 973.639.2078
    F: 973.297.6612
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

For 20 years, Mr. Doherty has practiced law with a focus on employment litigation and counseling on behalf of management. He successfully litigates on behalf of employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in litigation over a wide range of employment law matters, including the defense of claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, whistleblowing, and wage and hour non-compliance. Mr. Doherty frequently defends and prosecutes claims based upon employee disloyalty, employee raiding, misappropriation of trade secrets, and enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Mr. Doherty’s experience and insight in the complex and always changing area of employment law makes him an asset to his clients. He counsels employers on an array of employment policies, such as hiring practices, prevention of unlawful workplace harassment, leaves of absence, terminating employees, and preventive strategies for avoiding litigation. Mr. Doherty also drafts employment-related agreements (such as executive compensation agreements, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, separation agreements and employee handbooks) and conducts internal investigations and workplace training.

In addition to Mr. Doherty’s robust employment law practice, he often represents corporate clients in product liability actions and commercial litigation matters in areas such as unfair competition, breach of business agreements, mortgage lending practices, franchise terminations, consumer fraud, intellectual property, civil RICO, and business torts.


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