Susan Singer - Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. | New Jersey Certified Trial Attorneys

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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Education

Bryn Mawr College, B.A., 1967

Columbia University, M.A., Political Science, 1971

Rutgers University Law School, J.D., 1976

SUSAN SINGER

With over twenty-five years of experience handling private and public sector employment and civil rights cases, Susan Singer believes that individual employees and citizens deserve representation equal to that which is available to powerful corporations and the government. Putting that belief into practice, Singer has developed a team approach to complex litigations, so that clients have the benefit of a broad range of skills, talents, and resources in legal analysis, investigation and aggressive trial advocacy. In the 1980s, Singer led the legal and statistical team, and served as one of the lead trial counsel, in the first successful jury trial challenging the exclusion of African-American reporters and editors from the ranks of management in major metropolitan newspapers. Since then Singer has represented employees in a wide variety of employment matters, ranging from “whistleblower” cases, on behalf of employees terminated because they objected to their employers’ illegal activities, to workplace sexual harassment suits, to age, disability, gender, and race discrimination cases. Singer has obtained substantial recoveries for her clients. Notable among these achievements are: a recovery in excess of $3.8 million in an age discrimination case; a $2.4 million settlement in a case involving discriminatory promotion practices; a $1.2 million recovery for a worker whose employer retaliated against her for making complaints about gender discrimination; a $900,000 recovery for sexual harassment in the workplace at a chain auto dealership; and, in the civil rights arena, a $1.4 million recovery for a widow whose husband, an epileptic suffering from seizures, died when the police used excessive force against him, in response to a 911 call to provide him with emergency medical assistance. In addition to litigating cases brought by individual employees and citizens, Singer has received multiple appointments as special counsel to cities in New Jersey with large populations, to defend them in complex labor, employment, and civil rights cases, and to counsel them on policies designed to prevent and correct discriminatory conduct in the workplace. Her work has established legal precedents, cited throughout the country, on pivotal issues in the employment and civil rights litigation arenas.

Public Service

  • Member, District VA Ethics Committee

Decisions

  • Klawitter v. City of Trenton, 395 N.J. Super. 302 (App.Div. 2007)
  • O’Connor v. City of Newark, 440 F.3d 125 (3d Cir. 2006)
  • Tunis v. City of Newark, 2006 WL 1625571 (3d Cir. 2006)
  • Caver v. City of Trenton, 420 F.3d 243 (3d Cir. 2006) 192 F.R.D. 154 (D.N.J. 2000)
  • Rivas v. City of Passaic, 365 F.3d 181 (3d Cir. 2004)
  • Tyco Industries, Inc. v Tiny Love, Ltd., 914 F.Supp. 1068 (D.N.J. 1996)
  • Abrams v. Lightolier, Inc., 50 F.3d 1204 (3d Cir. 1995)
    841 F.Supp. 584 (D.N.J. 1994)
  • Birthright v. Birthright, Inc., 827 F.Supp. 1114 (D.N.J. 1993)
  • Hardy v. New York News, Inc., 114 F.R.D. 633 (S.D.N.Y. 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit