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Michael DiChiara Bio

An experienced litigator, Mr. DiChiara has represented employers and employees in such diverse industries as health care, financial services, retail, and manufacturing. He has represented clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and in administrative proceedings.  His experience includes cases involving sexual harassment, age, race, gender, disability, religious and national origin discrimination, as well as unlawful retaliation.  Mr. DiChiara has also counseled and represented clients in cases involving First Amendment and whistleblower claims. 

After he graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. DiChiara performed volunteer work for a year in Brockton, Massachusetts where he worked with mentally ill adults.  Since that time, he has maintained his commitment to service work and volunteering by being involved with various charitable and non-profit organizations.  He is also a volunteer attorney for Legal Services of New Jersey. 

Mr. DiChiara's work experience includes:

  • Three years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York
  • Several years as an associate at national law firms
  • An adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ, where he has taught employment law classes since 2007

His distinct experience allows him to view cases from a unique perspective to provide the best possible representation to his clients. 

Contact Michael at
Direct Dial: 201-746-0303
Direct Fax: 866-417-2333

Montclair Office
33 Plymouth Street, Suite 108
Montclair, NJ 07042
Direct Dial: 973-679-4002
Mr. DiChiara's Reported Decisions in Employment Cases 
  • Gorey v. Manheim et al., --- F. Supp. 2d ---, 2011 WL 1832562 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 2011)
  • Kuzinski et al. v. Schering Corp., 2010 WL 2669304 (2d Cir. July 6, 2010)
  • Jirak et al. v. Abbott Labs.,   716 F. Supp. 2d 740 (N.D. Ill. 2010)
  • Kuzinski et al. v. Schering Corp., 604 F. Supp.2d 385 (D. Conn. 2009).
  • Connor v. Pier Sixty, LLC, 870 N.Y.S.2d 899 (2009).
  • Hayes v. Staten Island Univ. Hosp., 39 A.D. 3d 593 (2d Dep't 2007).
  • Riddle v. Liz Claiborne, Inc., 2006 WL 3057298 (S.D.N.Y. October 27, 2006).
  • Pinckney v. NYPD, 2005 WL 282870 (E.D.N.Y. February 3, 2005).
  • Alexander v. City of New York, 2004 WL 1907432 (S.D.N.Y. August 25, 2004).
  • Young v. New York City Bd. of Educ, 2004 WL 1418386 (E.D.N.Y. June 25, 2004).
  • Punsal v. Mt. Sinai, 2004 WL 736892 (S.D.N.Y. April 6, 2004).
  • Weiss v. City of New York, 2003 WL 1621403 (S.D.N.Y. March 28, 2003).
  • Johnson v. Maynard, 2003 WL 548754 (S.D.N.Y. February 25, 2003).
  • Jones v. City of New York Dept. of Housing, 2002 WL 1339099 (S.D.N.Y. June 18, 2002).

Law School

Boston College Law School - 1997
      Managing Editor, Boston College       Third World Law Journal

University of Notre Dame - 1993

Bar Admissions

State Courts

 New Jersey
 New York

Federal Courts  

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for  the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts