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Marianne Schwartz



Marianne Schwartz is a Litigation Paralegal with Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. Ms. Schwartz is a graduate of Queens College, CUNY, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.  She also has an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University, which she completed with Honors.  Her background in the health care industry and her experience as an intern with Bergen County Superior Court help bring a unique perspective to her paralegal responsibilities here. Marianne volunteers as an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor.

Kimberly A. Vele

Senior Paralegal

As Senior Litigation Paralegal, Kimberly brings over 25 years of experience to Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C., working collectively with attorneys and clients during all phases of litigation. Beginning with the initiation of a case, Kimberly works closely with our clients throughout the discovery period which includes conducting research, preparing for depositions, preparing discovery responses, assisting in the preparation of discovery motions and assisting in trial preparation and trial support. Kimberly’s prior experience includes a lengthy tenure at McCarter and English, LLP. She is a cum laude graduate of Montclair State College, New Jersey, from which she earned a BA in Speech and Theatre Arts/Dance Education and holds a dual N.J. Teacher’s Certification in English/Theatre Arts grades K-12. In her spare time, Kimberly’s passion is teaching dance and she also enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family.

Rachel Korinski


Rachel joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt in February 2022. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ramapo College in 2021 with a B.A of history and a minor in anthropology. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta (a history honor society) as well as The National Society of Leadership and Success. Rachel earned an ABA approved paralegal certificate from Mercer County Community College, which she completed with honors. She is an aspiring law student hoping to further her education in the future.

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Neil H. Deutsch

Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for his…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

Bruce L. Atkins is the Senior Managing Partner at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt P.C., a prominent plaintiff employment law firm in the tri-state area. Mr. Atkins believes employees’ rights should be aggressively pursued when they’ve been wrongfully dealt with by their employers. He brings this philosophy to his practice when considering each case and its…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt

Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigation such as discrimination, retaliation and whistle blowing matters. He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a sexual…

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Debra M. McGarvey

Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the…

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Carly Skarbnik Meredith

Carly Skarbnik Meredith, Esq. is a Partner at the firm. Carly has focused her career exclusively in the field of employment law. She has a plethora of experience representing both employees and employers with their employment issues, needs, and concerns. She believes representing both employees and employers has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate.…


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