Attorney Biographies

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Linda Harvey is a partner in the Firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation and Employment Litigation Departments. Ms. Harvey has been affiliated with the firm since 1984; previously associated with Shanley & Fisher, P.C. At the firm, Ms. Harvey specializes in commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex business matters, including contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment counseling and litigation, constitutional law, civil rights defense and product liability defense. Ms. Harvey also performs employment investigations and workplace training.

Ms. Harvey has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, a New Jersey Super Lawyers for employment law, business litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, and in New York’s Women Leaders in the Law and in Preeminent American Women Lawyers. She has been identified in New York Magazine, Inside New Jersey and New Jersey Monthly as a top lawyer in the metropolitan area. Ms. Harvey was elected as Fellow to Litigation Counsel of American in 2014. She has litigated and tried numerous business, commercial, employment and product liability cases in the United States District Court, as well as in the Chancery Division and Law Division of the State Courts, and has participated in significant appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Harvey is a trained mediator and commercial arbitrator. She is frequently selected by attorneys and businesses to mediate or arbitrate difficult and complex commercial, corporate and partnership disputes. Ms. Harvey has been appointed as a mediator and arbitrator on national arbitration panels, including large class actions involving the insurance industry. Ms. Harvey is a former chair of the District Ethics Committee and has lectured on litigation, business, employment law and ADR topics. She serves on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Women’s Law Association.

Ms. Harvey is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was the Notes/Comments Editor of the Law Review and the author of “Crane’s Footnote 37 Gets the Boot,” 11 Seton Hall Law Review 679, 1981. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Tax Court and the courts of the State of New Jersey.


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2010-2014; Listed in Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor, Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011-2014;Recognized in “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law” 2013, 2014; Listed in Preeminent American Women Lawyers; Identified in New York Magazine, Inside New Jersey and New Jersey Monthly as a top lawyer in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area; Lecturer: “Personnel Law Update 2000,” Council on Education in Management, September 2000; “Family Business, Enterprise Seminar: Litigation and Breakup,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 2002; Fourth Annual Business Law Symposium, “Beyond The Therapist’s Couch: The Guide To Family Business Psychology,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 2003; Panelist, ICLE Annual ADR Day, June 2009; Moderator: “The Many Facets of Bullying,” October 2011; Panelist, Workplace Bullying Program: “Workplace Bullying: What is it, how does it affect employers and employees and what can we do about it?” Rutgers Law School, April 4, 2014; New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, Member of the Board 2008 – present; Secretary and Member of Executive Board, 2012, Chief Operating Officer and Member of executive Board, 2103-present; Chair, 1998-1999, Vice Chair, 1997-1998 and Member, 1995-1999, New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee; Commercial Arbitrator, 1992-2010, American Arbitration Association. Reported Decisions: Talbert v. Judiciary of the State of NJ, 420 Fed. Appx. 140 (3rd Cir 2011); Harris v. New Jersey, 259 F.R.D. 89 (D.N.J. 2008); Michael Stores v. Castle Ridge Plaza Assocs. 6 F. Supp.2d 360 (D.N.J. 1998); Koff v. Brighton Pharmaceutical, Inc.,709 F.Supp 520 (D.N.J. 1988); Educational Testing Service v. Katzman,631 F.Supp. 550 (D.N.J. 1986); State v. Meyer, 212 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div 1986); Galante v. Sandoz, 192 N.J. Super. 403 (Law Div. 1986); Coley v. County of Essex, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 10690 (3rd Cir 2011); Johnson v. New Jersey Dep’t of Corr., 2011 N.J Super. Lexis 2698 (App. Div. 2011).