Russell L. Lichtenstein (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
Russell L. Lichtenstein (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

Russell L. Lichtenstein

Licensed for 35 years

Practice Area: Labor and Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Premises Liability Litigation 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

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Russell L. Lichtenstein

Serving Atlantic City, NJ view address

Partner at firm Cooper Levenson, P.A.

Serving Atlantic City, NJ view address

Awards BV Distinguished

About Russell L. Lichtenstein

With an impressive collection of favorable jury verdicts in employment matters, Russell L. Lichtenstein is generally regarded as one the most successful and effective management-side employment litigators in New Jersey.

He serves as Chairman of the firm's Employment & Labor and Casino & Hospitality Industry Defense Litigation practice groups. He regularly appears in matters in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and before the administrative agencies, which address employment issues.

Additionally, he has been admitted in other jurisdictions to assist clients around the country in a variety of employment related matters. Complimenting his employment practice, Russell also has an expertise in tradition...

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With an impressive collection of favorable jury verdicts in employment matters, Russell L. Lichtenstein is generally regarded as one the most successful and effective management-side employment litigators in New Jersey.

He serves as Chairman of the firm's Employment & Labor and Casino & Hospitality Industry Defense Litigation practice groups. He regularly appears in matters in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and before the administrative agencies, which address employment issues.

Additionally, he has been admitted in other jurisdictions to assist clients around the country in a variety of employment related matters. Complimenting his employment practice, Russell also has an expertise in traditional labor-law matters including contract negotiation, contact drafting, providing guidance on the daily issues that arise in a unionized workforce and defending Unfair Labor Practice charges before the NLRB.

Russell is also the firm's lead trial counsel representing casino clients. On a day-to-day basis he interacts with the casinos' risk management departments as well as coordinating activities with other departments including facilities, security, food and beverage, housekeeping, construction, maintenance in the defense of claims. Russell has a vast amount of experience and expertise in the defense of security negligence claims.

Before joining Cooper Levenson in 1983, he served with distinction as an Assistant Prosecutor in Cape May County. His expertise as a former prosecutor has given him the investigative, analytical, and courtroom skills to mount an aggressive defense of any claim or allegation.

Community

Russell is active in many civic and charitable organizations and formerly served two terms as President of the Jersey Shore Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Credentials

•Selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for eleven consecutive years in Employment Law
•Selected as one of New Jersey's Top Attorneys in the employment litigation field by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in each year they have made that designation from 2004 through the present
•Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney
•Recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Certified Trial Advocate.
•Member, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Atlantic County and Cape May County and American Bar Associations

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Areas of Law

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Police Liability Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation

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  • 4.4/5.0 10 reviews
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.2/5.0
  • Communication

    4.2/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 4.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/09/14 in Employment Law

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      5.0/5.0
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      4.0/5.0
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      3.0/5.0
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  • 3.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/22/14 in Employment Defense

    Has a reputation for failing to meet Court-dictated deadlines; he is also pompous. Read more

    Has a reputation for failing to meet Court-dictated deadlines; he is also pompous.

    • Legal Knowledge

      3.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      3.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      3.0/5.0
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      3.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/23/09 in Defense Litigation

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Partner on 11/15/09 in Personal Injury Defense

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      5.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/10/09 in Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/06/09 in Litigation

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/06/09 in Accident Insurance

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  • 3.8/5.0 by a Partner on 11/06/09 in Employment Defense

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    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

      3.0/5.0
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      3.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 04/01/09 in Employment Litigation

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 04/01/09 in Employment Litigation

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    • Legal Knowledge

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1981, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
      Law School Attended
      Western New England College School of Law
      Class of 1981
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Temple University
      Class of 1978
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1956
      Philadelphia, PA, 1956
      Associations & Memberships

      Credentials
      Selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for ten consecutive years in Employment Law

      Selected as one of New Jersey's Top Attorneys in the employment litigation field by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in each year they have made that designation from 2004 through the present

      • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

      • Recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Certified Trial Advocate

      • Member, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Atlantic County and Cape May County and American Bar Associations

      Representative Cases
      Case Highlights: In the more than 30 years that he has been with Cooper Levenson, Russell has successfully defended cases brought against employers including: the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Worker Benefit Protect Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the WARN Act.