Javerbaum Wurgaft
Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.

505 Morris Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081

Phone: (973) 379-4200
Fax: (973) 379-7872
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Legal Assistant: Rennay Janel Tigner-Davis

RennayT

Legal Assistant to
Gary E. Roth

Phone: (973) 379-4200
Extension: 4511

rtigner-davis@lawjw.com

 

Education

Rutgers School of Law-Newark, J.D., 1981

Rutgers College, B.A. , 1978

GARY E. ROTH

PARTNER

Gary Roth is one of New Jersey’s foremost plaintiffs’ employment litigators. He concentrates his practice on employment discrimination and termination law, and also handles corporate and general litigation matters. Mr. Roth has spent his career advocating for the rights of employees subjected to unlawful treatment by employers based on age, race, sex, ethnic origin, religion, disability, and other protected categories; retaliation for whistle-blowing activity; hostile or racially-charged work environments; sexual harassment in the workplace; etc. His diligence has earned him a high level of respect from his peers and clients, and he has a long history of achieving substantial results against some of the most formidable opponents. He has received annual recognition as a “Super Lawyer” (2005 through present) in the Employment Litigation category, and has always received the highest rating (A-V) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal competence and ethical integrity.  Mr. Roth is actively involved in State and County Bar Associations, often serving in a leadership role. He has lectured on employment law before numerous professional and legal groups, including the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, National Employment Lawyers Association-NJ, the Union County Bar Association, and local Chambers of Commerce. In addition to Mr. Roth’s impressive professional achievements, he has been active in the Westfield and surrounding communities, volunteering his time to various community and charitable organizations and coaching local basketball, baseball, and soccer teams.

Professional Honors

  • Super Lawyer in New Jersey in the Employment Litigation category by Law & Politic, as published in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2005 to present
  • Ten Leaders in Employment and Discrimination Law in Northern New Jersey by Digital Press International
  • Highest rating (A-V) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal competence and ethical integrity
  • Commendation from the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court for extraordinary pro bono work

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • Union County Member, NJSBA Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC)
  • Union County Bar Association, Past President
  • Union County Bar Association, Trustee
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New Jersey Chapter, Founding Member and Past Executive Board Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Rutgers University and Rutgers University School of Law Alumni Associations

Presentations & Publications

  • Participant & Panelist, NJAJ Educational Foundation,, “Employment Law Mock Trial”, April 26, 2012
  • Speaker, “Employment Law 101 for the Non-Employment Lawyer: How to Address Basic Issues”, Union County Bar Association
  • Lecturer/Panelist, “Trial Practice/Effective Advocacy in Employment Law Cases,” National Employment Lawyers Association, Regional Conference sponsored by New York Chapter
  • Lecturer/Panelist, “Discovery and Trial Tactics in Employment Cases,” National Employment Lawyers Association, Third Circuit Conference sponsored by New Jersey Chapter
  • Lecturer/Panelist, “Assessing Damages After Depositions and Discovery”, National Employment Lawyers Association, New Jersey Chapter
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Top-Line Strategies for Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers,” National Employment Lawyers Association, New Jersey Chapter
  • Speaker/Panelist, Various topics at seminars/meetings, National Employment Lawyers Association, New Jersey Chapter
  • Speaker, “Handling Sexual Harassment Cases,” Union County Bar Association
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Developing and Maintaining a Strong Law Practice,” Union County Bar Association
  • Speaker, “Negotiating and Reviewing Separation Packages, ” Union County Bar Association
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Jury Charges in Employment Cases,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Various Chambers of Commerce and Businesses
  • Lecturer/Panelist, “Assessing Damages After Depositions and Discovery”, National Employment Lawyers Association, New Jersey Chapter

Decisions

  • Milazzo v. Exxon Corp., 243 N.J. Super. 573 (Law Div. 1990)
  • Nicholson v. CPC International, Inc., 877 F.2d 221 (3d Cir. 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for New York, Eastern and Southern Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Results

  • Obtained a $1.4 million verdict (upheld after appeals) for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge and failure to accommodate in a disability discrimination case against his former employer and manager.
  • Obtained an aggregate settlement of $925,000 for four clients, plus reinstatement of employment for three of the four, in a case alleging failure to accommodate restrictions of their disabilities.
  • Obtained a $883,000 verdict (upheld after appeals) for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge from employment based on his age.
  • Obtained a $650,000 settlement for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge and retaliatory harassment in a CEPA (whistleblower) case against his former employer and managers.
  • Obtained a settlement of $550,000 for a former employee who alleged breach of contract and fraudulent inducement, among other claims
  • Obtained a settlement of $525,000 in a whistleblower case.
  • Obtained a $525,000 verdict for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge based on his disability (agoraphobia).
  • Obtained a $500,000 settlement for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge and breach of contract to pay severance benefits against his former employer.
  • Obtained a settlement of $450,000 for a former employee who alleged that he was fired because he refused to falsify testimony.
  • Obtained a $410,000 settlement for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge from employment based on his race and age.
  • Obtained a $400,000 settlement for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge and retaliatory harassment in a CEPA (whistleblower) case against his former employer and managers.
  • Obtained a settlement of $400,000 from individual management defendants in a whistleblower/breach of contract case; the case is continuing against the corporate defendant.
  • Obtained a $400,000 settlement against a restaurant following a manager’s sexual harassment of two waitresses.
  • Obtained a $365,000 settlement for a former employee who alleged wrongful discharge and retaliatory harassment in a race and sex discrimination case against her former employer and manager.
  • Obtained a settlement of $350,000 in race discrimination/whistleblower case.
  • Obtained a settlement of $350,000 in a pregnancy discrimination case.
  • Obtained a $295,000 settlement for an employee who alleged unequal pay race discrimination and retaliatory harassment for complaining about the unequal pay against his employer and supervisor.
  • Obtained an award of $291,773 plus the expungement and revision of his client’s U5, for a former employee who alleged retaliation for complaining about the refusal to continue accommodating her disability restrictions.