David L. Disler

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David L. Disler is a litigator who partners with private and public entity clients to advise on a variety of employment and education law subjects, including compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations, employment-related matters, tenure issues, grievances, construction concerns, healthcare and benefits, and, labor relations.

Mr. Disler investigates and counsels on allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breaches of the collective negotiations agreement.  In addition, he is able to simplify matters for his clients by preparing a wide array of agreements, such as settlement agreements, shared service agreements, leases, collective negotiations agreements, and vendor contracts.

Mr. Disler is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and has authored numerous articles for a variety of publications, including the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Lawyer, the American Bar Association's TIPS Employment and Labor Law Committee Newsletter, and the New Jersey Police Chief Magazine. 

He presently serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, on the Board of Directors for the Lehigh Lawyers Association, on the Board of Trustees for the Roseland Glen Condominium Association, and as the Morris County co-coordinator for the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.

Mr. Disler earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Lehigh University.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Hon. Frances A. McGrogan, Superior Court of New Jersey, Hackensack, NJ, Judicial Law Clerk.
  • Bursor & Fisher, New York, NY, Legal Intern.
  • The Goodman Law Firm, Brooklyn, NY, Legal Intern.
  • Hon. Devin P. Cohen, New York City Civil Court, Brooklyn, NY, Judicial Intern.
  • Employment Law Clinic, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, Clinic Intern.
  • Children’s Law Center Clinic, Brooklyn, NY, Clinic Intern.
  • City of Newark Law Department, Newark, NJ, Legal Intern, Labor and Employment Section.
Opinions, Decisions and Cases
  • Matter of Ridgefield Park Bd. of Educ., 244 N.J. 1, (2020)
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark, 244 N.J. 75 (2020) 
  • Rivera v. Borough of Fort Lee, No. A-4006-16, (App. Div. May 3, 2019)
  • Matter of Ridgefield Park Bd. of Educ. & Ridgefield Park Educ. Ass'n, 459 N.J. Super. 57 (App. Div. 2019)
  • Paff v. Ocean Cty. Prosecutor's Office, 235 N.J. 1 (2018)
  • Squitieri v. Cnty of Passaic, No. A-3348-17 (App. Div. Apr. 1, 2019)
  • Innisfree v. Hopatcong Bd. of Educ., SSX-L-93-17 (Law Div. May 3, 2017)
  • T.O. v. Summit Bd. of Educ. UNN-L-2960-16 (Law Div. Oct. 28, 2016)
  • Mardis, et al. v. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc., et al. 2:16-CV-02115-JMV-JAD (D.N.J. 2016)
  • New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, Board of Trustees
  • Lehigh Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Roseland Glen Condominium Association, Board of Trustees
  • Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition, Morris County Co-Coordinator
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
  • “Managing Staff in the COVID-19 Era,” New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Briefing Series, December 17, 2020.
  • "Politically Incorrect: Regulating Employee Speech In and Out of the Workplace," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 27, 2020.
  • "The Old School and the New - Considerations for School Re-Opening," Porzio Webinar, July 7, 2020.
  • “The Impact of COVID-19 on Collective Negotiations,” New Jersey School Boards Association Spring School Law Forum, June 17, 2020. 
  • "Ethical Issues Attorneys Face in Representing Cannabis Businesses," NBI's Marijuana Business Law in New Jersey, Princeton, NJ, December 5, 2019.
  • "Recent Legislation Impacting New Jersey Schools," New Jersey School Boards Association School Law Forum, Atlantic City, NJ, October 24, 2019.
  • "Dress to Impress, Not to Discriminate," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 2019.
  • "Are You Being Reasonable? Handling Requests For Accommodations," Porzio Employment Law Forum, October 2019.
  • "School Law for the 'Non-School' Paralegal," Paralegal Association of New Jersey's General Membership Meeting, Morristown, NJ, June 11, 2019. 
  • "Managing Employment Issues Related to Cannabis for Disability Providers," Cannabis & Disabilities: Emerging Issues & Answers, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC, Morristown, NJ, April 5, 2019. 
  • "New Jersey's Equal Pay Act," New Jersey State Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Institute, New Brunswick, NJ, January 31, 2019.
  • "PERC and the School Laws, Scope Petitions and Unfair Practices," New Jersey School Boards Association School Law Forum, Atlantic City, NJ, October 25, 2018.
  • "New Jersey's Equal Pay Act Explained," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, October 3, 2018.
  • "Student Residency Disputes," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 25, 2018. 
  • "The FMLA and Other Leave Issues," National Business Institute, Princeton, NJ, July 17, 2018.   
  • "Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements," National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, December 21, 2017.
  • "Battle of the Sexes: Waging War Over Pay Equity," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, November 15, 2017.
  • "Negotiating Healthcare Benefits and the Sunset of Chapter 78," New Jersey School Boards Association School Law Forum, Atlantic City, NJ, October 26, 2017. 
  • "National Labor Relations Board Decisions Affecting Unionized and Non-Unionized Workplaces," National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, December 7, 2016.
  • "Cyber Security For Employers: Not A Question Of If, But When," Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, November 15, 2016.
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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey


Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, J.D., cum laude, 2013

  • Academic Achievement Scholarship 
  • Brooklyn Law School Pro Bono Award
  • Carswell Scholarship
  • Centennial Grant
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship
  • Professor Nancy H. Fink Award

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Science, Technology & Society, 2010

  • Dean's List
  • Francis Shoemaker Award for Excellence
  • University Honors Convocation 

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146