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Settlements & Awards
Gender Discrimination verdict – Martha Mogull v. CB Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc., et als. $6,500,000
Age Discrimination claim settled during litigation $2,250,000
Disability/Failure to Accommodate claim settled during litigation $1,800,000
Failure to pay commissions in violation of NJ Wage Payment Law $1,700,000
Gender Discrimination claim settled at Pre-Trial Conference $1,200,000
Finance Commission claim – Arbitration Award $1,187,000
Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Harassment – Portalatin v. City of Belleville $1,100,000
Gender Bias claim settled during litigation $1,100,000
Wrongful Termination; Retaliation – Mallon v. Hudson City Savings Bank, et al. $935,000
Gender Discrimination Retaliation upheld by the Appellate Division of the NJ Superior Court $935,000
Wrongful Termination Retaliation $935,000
Disability Discrimination/Failure to Accommodate – Pre Litigation Settlement $925,000
Retaliation Case Settlement $850,000
Whistleblower claim settled at Mediation $825,000
Sexual Harassment case settled pre-litigation $650,000
Whistleblower case settled at mediation $595,000
CEPA Whistleblower Retaliation – Arbitration Award $512,000
Whistleblower claim settled at mediation $460,000
Gender Discrimination settled during litigation $450,000
National Origin claim settled at mediation $450,000
CEPA Whistleblower Retaliation – Litigation Settlement $350,000
Sexual Harassment claim settled at mediation $345,000
Employee Contract claim-Arbitration Award against Municipality $330,000
Independent Contractor LAD claim settled during litigation $325,000
Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination – Pre-Litigation Settlement $250,000
FMLA claim settled pre-litigation $250,000
Same-sex Harassment case settlement $235,000
Severance claim – Arbitration Award $210,000
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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
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Bruce L. Atkins is regarded as one of New Jersey’s premier practitioners of employment and civil litigation. He has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers prestigious list every year since 2005.  This honor, bestowed upon a recipient by the votes of his peers, is a powerful nod to the skill Mr. Atkins brings…

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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 litigations 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 some of his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in…

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Diane Englander Peyser

Diane Englander Peyser joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in September 2018 where she represents employees in wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination matters. Prior to joining Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C., Diane represented clients in all aspects of employment law on behalf of employees involving unemployment appeals, claims of sexual harassment, LGBT discrimination, disability…

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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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