Richard M. Schall
Throughout his 25-year career as an employment lawyer in the State of New Jersey, Richard Schall has represented individuals in virtually every facet of employment law, 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.
As a highly trained trial lawyer, Mr. Schall has tried numerous cases to successful verdicts on behalf of his clients. He has also argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a number of critical cases involving issues of employment law. Along with partner Patricia Barasch, Mr. Schall 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. He also represented the plaintiff in the case of Maw v. Advanced Clinical Communications, Inc. (ultimately decided by the Supreme Court), which challenged an employer’s right to fire an employee simply because she refused to sign an overbroad non-compete agreement.
Before founding Schall & Barasch LLC in 2000, Mr. Schall was a partner with the prominent South Jersey firm of Tomar, Simonoff, heading up the firm’s employment law practice. He started his law career clerking for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
As an adjunct professor, Mr. Schall has taught legal research and writing as well as labor law at Rutgers University School of Law. In 2012, along with his partner Patricia Barasch, Mr. Schall served as the editor of the "Library of New Jersey Employment Forms," published by the New Jersey Law Journal. He continually authors articles on all issues of employment law and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on subjects pertaining to employee rights.
Richard Schall lives in Moorestown, New Jersey with his wife.
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, New York University School of Law, 1987
MA, Labor Studies, Rutgers University, 1984
BA, Swarthmore College, 1971
Trial Lawyers’ College, led by renowned trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, Esq. 2005, 2008
President of the National Employment Lawyers Association/New Jersey, 2000 -2004
Co-chair of the Employment Law Seminar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America/New Jersey 2005 -2007
New Jersey Supreme Court Model Civil Jury Charge Committee, 2005-2010
"Super Lawyer" for Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, NJ Monthly Magazine, 2005 – 2010*
"Best Lawyers in America," for Labor and Employment Law, 2009, 2010*
Root-Tilden Scholar, New York University School of Law, 1984-1987