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Bruce L. Atkins Esq. - Hackensack, NJ

21 Main St.Ste. 352 Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Updated: 11/03/2022

Hackensack Civil Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Bruce L. Atkins, Esq. has been practicing law since 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and has a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

He has been admitted to practice in the State Court of New Jersey, the Federal Court of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as the State of New York, the State of Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court...

Bruce L. Atkins, Esq. has been practicing law since 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and has a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

He has been admitted to practice in the State Court of New Jersey, the Federal Court of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as the State of New York, the State of Florida and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is the senior litigation partner at the law firm of Deutsch Atkins, and his major responsibility is civil litigation with emphasis on employment law. He is highly regarded by his clients for his skills as a NJ employment attorney.

He has had articles published, including Oral employment contracts under New Jersey Law; Are Employees Still Second Class Citizens? Published in the Labor and Employment Law Quarterly in 1994, and Complete Anti-Discrimination Policies the Key, published in Business Insurance, a Crains Publication in October of 1997.

He has also had several major reported cases in the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey and in the Appellate Division. In addition, he has tried numerous cases in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey as well as in Federal Court in New York. He obtained a verdict in a sex discrimination case in November of 1996 in the amount of $6.5 Million, $1.5 Million in Compensatory Damages and $5 Million in Punitive Damages. The Court also awarded $638,000 in counsel fees and costs. That verdict was upheld on appeal.

He has been engaged in the practice of law since 1977. In 2006, he merged his practice with the practice of Neil H. Deutsch to form the present firm. In recognition of Mr. Atkins' skill as an employment law attorney in NJ, he is selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Employment Litigation. A topnotch NJ employment law attorney, he is also AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell since 1997. In 2007, he was selected as a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. He has a well-deserved reputation among his peers as a talented New Jersey employment attorney.

He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the NJ American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and NELA NJ. In addition, he has been a guest lecturer at NELA's national convention on trial techniques, at Lorman Seminars and appears regularly as a commentator on Court TV.

About Bruce L. Atkins Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • New Jersey Bar Association (Member)
  • Florida Bar (Member)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) (Member)
  • NELA-NJ
  • NJ American Association for Justice (Member)

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    J.D.
  • University of Connecticut
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • Scherby & Atkins, Partner, 1980 - 1983
  • Contant Atkins & Fede, L.L.C., Partner, 1983 - 2005

Classes and Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, Trial Techniques, NELA’s National Convention, 2004
  • Lorman Seminars – 2004, 2005, and 2008 on Employment Issues, Sexual Harassment, and Discrimination
  • AAJ (ATLA) Boardwalk Seminar 2008 on Trial of an Employment Case
  • 2010 AAJ Boardwalk seminar on Ethics issues in Employment Matters; NELA National Convention 2011 on Jury Themes
  • 2011 NELA national convention
  • 2011 AAJ NJ boardwalk as well as 2014 AAJ boardwalk
  • 2013 ACI employment conference on current trends in employment law

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Bruce L. Atkins

Included on the 2024 New Jersey list


Past Lists

  • 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Bruce L. Atkins on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Employment Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2005 - 2017
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1997 - 2017
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2007 - Present

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Office Information

Address

21 Main St.Ste. 352 Hackensack, NJ 07601

Fax

  • 201-498-0909

Publication

Articles

  • "Oral Employment Contracts Under N.J. Law: Are Employees Still Second Class Citizens", 15 N.J. Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, 17, 1994
  • Complete Anti-discrimination Policies Key, Business Insurance, Crains Publications, October 13, 1997

Representative Cases

  • Bernard v. IMI Systems, Inc., 131 N.J. 91 (1993)
  • Kass v. Brown Bover Corp., 199 N.J. Super. 42 (App. Div. 1985)
  • Kass v. Brown Bover Corp., 102 N.J. 296 (1985)
  • Romaine v. Kallinger, 109 N.J. 282 (1988)
  • State v. Stever, 107 N.J. 543 (1987)
  • State v. Stever, 484 U.S. 954 (1988)
  • Mogull vs. CB Commercial Real Estate, et al., 162 N.J. 449 (2000)

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