All government entities have complex personnel and employment issues.  High Swartz attorneys have extensive experience in advising and representing local and state government agencies in employment matters.  We provide advice to local municipalities on hiring, evaluation, discipline, and firing employees.  We also do audits, review hiring documents and employee handbooks, and create and apply hiring and disciplinary policies and procedures.  We provide training sessions on employee interviewing and  hiring, discipline, and harassment prevention.  Where necessary, we investigate claims of  misconduct, harassment, and discrimination.  We represent government agencies in equal employment agency investigations, court proceedings, administrative hearings, mediations, and arbitrations.  The firm also handles more traditional labor law matters, including representation of employers in labor contract negotiations, grievances by unionized employees, pension and retirement fund matters, and labor litigation.

Three partners in the firm- Tom Rees, Rich Sokorai, and Jim Shrimp- have extensive experience in employment and labor law to address employment issues.  Tom Rees has served as both a township solicitor and special counsel for municipalities on a variety of employment issues, ranging from general employment advice and contract negotiation to litigation over hiring and termination and police tenure issues.  Rich Sokorai serves as solicitor for a large suburban township where he handles hiring, discipline, and discharge matters.  Jim Shrimp has extensive employment litigation experience for both public and private sector employers.  Jim and Rich currently handle labor matters for a suburban School Board.

Employment Issues Attorneys

Gilbert P. High Jr.

Gilbert P. High Jr. | municipal and estates Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Municipal Law Attorney Gilbert P. High handles land development, zoning litigation, tree law, estate planning, easements, and rights of way.

David J. Brooman

David J. Brooman | Environmental Lawyer | High Swartz

David J. Brooman has more than three decades experience in environmental law, zoning and land use development, and environmental litigation.

Samuel T. Cooper

samuel t cooper litigation attorney in montgomery county pa

As an attorney, Samuel T. Cooper focuses on Civil Litigation, from contract disputes through personal injury and Municipal Law.

Mark R. Fischer Jr.

Mark Fischer | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Mark Fischer represents businesses in breach of contract, payment collection, construction defect, & consumer protection disputes in PA and NJ.

Matthew T. Hovey

matthew t hovey montgomery county attorney at High Swartz attorneys for law

Matthew T. Hovey is a Montgomery County attorney with a keen focus on municipal law who also practices civil litigation, land use, and real estate.

William F. Kerr, Jr.

William F. Kerr, Jr. | real estate Attorney | High Swartz montgomery county pa

Real Estate Attorney William F. Kerr focuses on land use, zoning, real estate title issues, eminent domain, and real estate code compliance.

Thomas E. Panzer

Thomas E. Panzer | workers' attorney | High Swartz doylestown pa

Municipal, Zoning and Workers' Compensation Attorney focusing on administrative litigation, land use, and all aspects of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims, litigation, and settlements.

Richard C. Sokorai

Richard C. Sokorai | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Richard Sokorai is an equity partner at High Swartz. He focuses on civil litigation, personal injury, and environmental law as an attorney.

Sean G. Livesey

sean livesey | montgomery county real estate attorney

Sean G. Livesey Is a Montgomery County real estate attorney primarily focusing on real estate matters, which includes zoning and land development. He also consults with local businesses on property acquisitions, leasing, and real estate tax liability.

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