Richard A. Gantner

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Oakland, NJ

Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs LLC
 | 169 Ramapo Valley Road, Upper Level - Suite 105
Oakland, NJ 07436
Phone: 973-845-6700
Fax: 201-644-7601
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%)


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Richard A. Gantner is a partner at the Oakland, New Jersey, law firm of Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs, LLC. He is a highly respected trial attorney whose work allows him to represent clients who face a variety of legal challenges. His success in helping his clients overcome their legal hurdles is due to his dedication to finding innovative solutions to complex legal problems. Mr. Gantner focuses his practice on assisting clients who have legal issues in the following areas:

• Employment and labor law, including providing representation to both management and claimants
• Personal injury law
• Workers' compensation
• Medical malpractice
• Insurance disputes

Mr. Gantner earned his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993 and sat for the bar examinations in three states.  Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey approved him to practice law later the same year. New York followed suit in 1994, and The District of Columbia Bar admitted him in 1995. In addition to his 24-plus years as a trial lawyer, he also gained valuable experience by serving as a judge for the Township of Marlboro, serving as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Practice, and the District XIII Ethics Committee.

Attorney Gantner has earned much recognition for his legal abilities. He holds a "Superb" Avvo rating and is listed as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. He has contributed to several published articles crossing a wide range of legal topics, including trial excellence and contractual issues. In addition to his writing, he has also taught a continuing legal education course on trial advocacy.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2021

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About Richard Gantner

Admitted: 1993, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Editor, Seton Hall University Law Review, 1992 - 1993
  • Appointed to the District XIII Ethics Committee (2013 - current)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Diploma, Trial Advocacy, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Robert F. Hanley Advanced Advocates Program, June 2005
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Section
  • Washington, D.C.
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Member, Somerset County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1993
  • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, 1995
  • Township of Marlboro, Former municipal court judge
  • Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Court Practice, Former member, (2008-2009)
  • Pennsylvania, 1993

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Recognizing and Preparing Closed Head Injury Cases in the Absence of Initial Diagnosis", (Co-Author), Trial Excellence, Volume 13, Number 9, September, 2001
  • "Absent Bad Faith, Fraud, or Overreaching, A Reasonable Forum Selection Clause in a Commercial Cruise Form Contract is Enforceable", 22 Seton Hall L. Rev. 505, 1992

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, B.A., Music, With High Honors, 1989
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Office Location for Richard A. Gantner

169 Ramapo Valley Road
Upper Level - Suite 105
Oakland, NJ 07436

Phone: 973-845-6700

Fax: 201-644-7601

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