Patricia A. Barasch
Staunch advocate for employee rights on both the state and national level, Patricia Barasch has helped to build Schall & Barasch into one of the preeminent plaintiffs’ employment-rights law firms in the State. Throughout her nearly 20-year career, she has represented employees in cases involving all types of unfair and illegal employment practices including claims involving race, sex, age, and disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation, the Family Medical Leave Act, wrongful termination, breach of contract, retaliation and non-compete agreements.
Ms. Barasch has had the honor of serving since 2010 as the President of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the largest professional association of employment lawyers in the United States, with a membership exceeding 3,000 attorneys.
Ms. Barasch has won a number of trial victories against some of the largest corporations in the State of New Jersey, including PSEG, Raytheon and Harrah’s Casino Hotel. Along with partner Richard Schall, she served as the attorney for the plaintiff in the landmark case Maw v. Advanced Clinical Communications, Inc. (ultimately decided by the Supreme Court), challenging an employer’s right to fire an employee simply because she refused to sign an overbroad non-compete agreement. Along with partner Richard Schall, Ms. Barasch successfully brought the case of Seiden v. Marina Associates, the very first case in the State of New Jersey to clearly address the proper legal framework for analyzing reasonable accommodation/disability discrimination cases.
In 2012, along with her partner Richard Schall, Ms. Barasch served as the editor of the "Library of New Jersey Employment Forms," published by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Patricia Barasch lives in Marlton, New Jersey with her husband and two children.
New Jersey Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
State of New Jersey Roster of Mediators for Civil, General Equity and Probate Cases
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association/ New Jersey
JD, Cornell University School of Law, 1993
BA, Wesleyan University, 1987
First Vice-President, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2006 – present.
Executive Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2004 – present.
New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee, 2005 – 2008.
“Super Lawyer” for Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, NJ Monthly Magazine, 2005 – 2010*
“Outstanding Business Woman”, South Jersey Magazine, 2006.
“One of NJ’s Top Labor/Employment Attorney in South Jersey”, SJ Magazine, 2003.
“Top 40 lawyers under 40”, New Jersey Law Journal, 2002.
Professional Achievement Award for Young Lawyers, Division of the New Jersey Bar Association, 2000.