Brian Giardina

Associate

Overview

Brian brings his experience as an educator into his practice of law. As an associate on the Employment and Education Team, he counsels employers and schools, helping them navigate the complexities of litigation while staying centered on their business objectives. Brian understands the toll of litigation and how to mitigate the impact on the client by providing personalized legal advice and continuous support throughout any matter. He assists public and private clients in navigating all levels of New Jersey Courts, including administrative and federal courts, tailoring a legal strategy to the venue.  

As a former educator, he can better understands the concerns of teachers and can incorporates those concerns into solving problems for his clients. Brian’s practice includes a focus on Approved Private Schools for Students with Disabilities (APSSDs) and the unique regulations and challenges these entities regularly encounter. He is deeply invested in the mission of his clients and acts as a partner in finding a path forward for all. 

Brian regularly handles employment matters related to wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour dispute, retaliation, and non-compete agreements. He speaks on employment and education topics and provides employee trainings on behalf of employers.
 

Speaking Engagements

  • "Discipline & Termination While on Leave: End of (Vacation) Days," Presenter, Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, 10/04/2023
  • "Hiring, Respecting, and Thriving With Transgender and Nonbinary Employees," Presenter, Porzio Employment Law Forum, Morristown, NJ, 10/04/2023

Prior Relevant Experience

  • Hon. Craig L. Croson, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage, Family Division, Law Clerk
  • New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Program (NJ LEEP), Newark, NJ , Legal Education Director