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Gary E. Ireland

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Gary Ireland
150 W 28th St, Suite 304
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 917-743-3046
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1992
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
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Attorney Profile

Gary E. Ireland is the founder and principal attorney at Gary E. Ireland Attorney at Law in Bridgehampton, New York. He helps clients throughout New York City with employment law matters, such as:

  • Executive compensation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Whistleblower litigation

Offering legal counsel to people going through employment transitions, Mr. Ireland serves a wide range of clients. He assists international sports companies and major airlines as well as individuals and small businesses with various issues related to employment litigation. He is a champion for diversity and inclusion; he has successfully advocated for extending the membership in the Boy Scouts of America to girls and the LGBTQ community. 

A member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the National Employment Lawyers Association, Mr. Ireland graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. He earned his law degree from the New York Law School in 1991, and the following year, he was licensed to practice in New York. Since then, he has been admitted to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Holding a “Superb” rating on Avvo, Mr. Ireland is a thoughtful and tenacious attorney committed to helping clients reach practical solutions. He helps employers in expanding their businesses, averting liabilities and managing employees. He also volunteers at antidiscrimination workshops and conducts webinars for a women’s rights organization, assisting it with employment law-related issues. 

A member of the labor and employment committee at the New York City Bar Association, Mr. Ireland spends his time outside of his law practice helping out at The Urban Outreach Center of NYC. He also serves as the ambassador of Gilda’s Club, a cancer support organization, and as an arts ambassador for The Arts Oasis. He is the recipient of the Footprints in the Sands award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Moreover, he has been honored by the National Organization for Women - NYC and the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Other
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Wrongful Termination, Business Organizations, Litigation


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

About Gary E. Ireland

First Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the NYC Bar Association but rotated off the Employment Committee
  • Instructor at the Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, teaching advocacy.   (

Educational Background

  • Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts


  • Gary was selected by the NAACP to represent an African American resident of Southold, New York, who had been repeatedly beaten by local Police Officers. Gary, and his co-counsel, prevailed at trial, with the Caucasian jury awarding punitive damages. At the 100th Anniversary of the NAACP, the organization presented Gary with the Footprints in the Sand Award for his legal work, 2003

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Media
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Publishing
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Office Location for Gary E. Ireland

150 W 28th St
Suite 304
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 917-743-3046

Last Updated: 8/4/2022

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