Michael Dichiara Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Michael Dichiara

Michael Dichiara

Attorney at Law

Park Ridge
New Jersey
Licensed in
NJ, NY, MA
Boston College Law School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Michael is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Boston College Law School. An experienced litigator and counselor focusing on all aspects of employment law, Michael has represented employers and employees in such diverse industries as health care, financial services, retail, and manufacturing. He has represented clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and has argued cases before the Second and Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Michael's work experience includes three years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, several years as an associate at national law firms, and he has been an adjunct
… read more professor of law at Rutgers Law School since 2007.
22
Years
experience
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Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"We had specific concerns that we wanted addressed in an employment agreement. Michael listed carefully to our concerns, and developed creative solutions that were incorporated into the agreement."

Drafting of Employment Agreement
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Michael was a great communicator, as he kept us advised of each step of the litigation process. He did a great job at depositions and in his response to multiple motions by the plaintiffs. He negotiated a resolution of which we were very satisfied."

Defending Wage and Hour Class Action
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Krakower DiChiara LLC

Member

Jun 2012 - Present

Law firm specializing in employment counseling and litigation. Represent and advise clients in matters involving employment discrimination, FLSA collective actions, state wage and hour actions, whistleblower claims, non-compete agreements, and contracts. Handle all aspects of litigation from initial pleadings to trial, as well as appeals in federal and state courts.

Jun 2012 - Present

Rutgers Law School

adjunct professor

Jan 2007 - Present

Teach Employment Law and Employment Discrimination to upper level law students at Rutgers Law School in Newark

Jan 2007 - Present

DiChiara Law Firm LLC

Owner

Jun 2007 - Jun 2012

Formed law firm specializing in employment counseling and litigation. Represented and advised clients in matters involving employment discrimination, FLSA collective actions, state wage and hour actions, whistleblower claims and non-compete agreements. Argued FLSA case before Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Filed amicus brief with Supreme Court of United States in Christopher v. GSK, 11-204.

Jun 2007 - Jun 2012

Epstein Becker Green

associate

Apr 2006 - Jun 2007

Defended private employers in discrimination and other employment-related matters, including whistle blower claims, sexual harassment, age, race, gender, disability, religious and national origin discrimination in federal and state courts, including appeals, and in arbitrations, including arbitrations before the NYSE.

Apr 2006 - Jun 2007

Grotta Glassman & Hoffman

associate

Jul 2004 - Mar 2006

Represented management in all labor and employment matters before federal and state courts, administrative entities, and in arbitrations. Responsible for a high volume caseload and for all aspects of litigation, including trials; obtaining TRO’s for unlawful labor practices; drafting pleadings; managing discovery; and researching and writing memoranda of law.

Jul 2004 - Mar 2006

City of New York

Assistant Corporation Counsel

Jul 2001 - Jul 2004

Represented the City of New York, its agencies and its officials before federal and state courts, as well as administrative tribunals, in matters involving employment discrimination, including First Amendment retaliation, whistle blowers, sexual harassment, age, race, gender, disability, religious and national origin discrimination. Trials in federal and state court.

Jul 2001 - Jul 2004

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