Christopher W. Hager

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Morristown, New Jersey

Hager Law LLC
Christopher W. Hager
Hager Law LLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Cannabis Law, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1994

Education: Rutgers School of Law - Newark

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

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Hager Law LLC

55 Madison Ave
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960


The principal attorney at Hager Law, LLC, Christopher W. Hager focuses his practice primarily on employment law matters. Located in Morristown, New Jersey, he provides representation to residents of New Jersey who have been victims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, which includes whistleblowers. The types of employment cases that Mr. Hager has been involved in and tried to juries have arisen under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Conscientious Employee Protection (whistleblower) Act, and other statutes. His successes for employment clients include a $15 million jury verdict for a tenured public school special education teacher with multiple sclerosis that was forced to resign (which was vacated by the trial judge and then settled before retrial), a $1.87 million jury verdict and award for a victim of disability discrimination, $2 million settlement during a jury trial on behalf of a visually disabled public school nurse, and several multi-million dollar settlements for victims of discrimination including age and disability.

Mr. Hager also has a personal injury practice in which he has represented clients who have been permanently harmed by the negligence of other parties. Some of his representative successes include a verdict in excess of $7 million on behalf of a young doctor permanently injured by negligence in a Port Authority PATH station (which was reversed on appeal and then settled with another victory on retrial), and more than $7 million on behalf of family members who were catastrophically injured in an SUV rollover (which was reduced by the trial judge to almost $5.2 million and upheld on appeal).

He is certified in civil trial law by the Board on Attorney Certification, which was established in 1980 by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Hager is a graduate of Montclair State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1990. His legal education came at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. Admitted to practice in New Jersey, Mr. Hager is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Cannabis Law, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 50% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Cannabis Law
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1994, New Jersey

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Jersey Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • United States District Court, NJ
Educational Background:
  • Montclair State College, B.S., Honors: magna cum laude, 1990
  • Academy of Culinary Arts, A.A.S., Honors: Academy of Culinary Arts silver medal graduate honors, 1986
  • National Law Journal: Top 50 Verdict in USA, 2014
  • Vice President, Phi Alpha Delta Prelaw Fraternity
  • Consistently selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list since 2012 and among the "Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey"
  • NJ Law Journal : Top 20 Personal Injury Award, 2010

Office location for Christopher W. Hager

55 Madison Ave
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960

Phone: 201-452-7931


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

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