Robert Devaney

Robert Devaney

Associate

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Robert Devaney, an associate with the firm, concentrates his practice in labor & employment law, education & school law, and family law. Robert focuses a large part of his practice on working with Military Veterans with their labor, employment, and family law matters. Having served in the United States Marine Corps for nine years before receiving his Honorable Discharge, Robert has a unique understanding of the issues that Veterans face in these areas. For example, he serves as legal counsel to the New Jersey Veterans Network.

Robert has experience representing clients at the trial and appellate levels of the Superior Court of New Jersey, as well as the Supreme Court of New Jersey in matters involving sexual harassment, retaliation, Law Against Discrimination claims, and wage and hour disputes. He has also litigated numerous cases before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law (OAL), the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Robert also has experience investigating and defending hostile work environment and unemployment claims as well as drafting and revising employee handbooks. In the area of labor law, he has negotiated union contracts and prosecuted disciplinary hearings on behalf of municipalities.

In the field of education and school law, Robert serves as general, labor, OPRA, and special education counsel to Boards of Education. He provides desk counseling services, handles harassment, bullying & intimidation investigations, faculty & staff disciplinary issues, student residency, board governance issues, OPRA requests, and litigation.

His experience in family law was developed before joining the firm. Robert served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John A. Jorgensen, II, J.S.C. (Ret.) where he focused exclusively on matrimonial and domestic violence dockets. Currently at the firm, he handles divorce and child custody cases, temporary and final restraining orders including weapons forfeiture, and matrimonial matters. Robert also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C. of the Morris County Superior Court, Civil Division.

Robert is a member of the Middlesex County and New Jersey State Bar Associations, the Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Society, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Robert is also active in several charities involving Veterans.

Robert received his A.A. in Education from Brookdale Community College, his B.A. in Political Science from Monmouth University, and his J.D. from Widener University, Delaware Law School.

He is admitted to practice in New Jersey.

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