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Christopher J. Eibeler

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Phone: (732) 935-7246

101 Crawfords Corner Rd, #1-105R
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733

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Mr. Eibeler is a tenacious advocate of the rights of New Jersey employees. As a plaintiff-side employment lawyer, Mr. Eibeler represents individuals in all aspects of employment law. From the initial consultation through the conclusion of the case, Mr. Eibeler will meticulously prepare the case and the client to best maximize the ultimate desired recovery.

Mr. Eibeler’s clients include individuals who have employment legal related issues with their employer and employees who have been unlawfully terminated from their employment. Mr. Eibeler has litigated over one thousand wrongful termination cases including sexual harassment, disability discrimination, FMLA, whistleblower retaliation, age discrimination, race discrimination, hostile work environment and wage and hour. Mr. Eibeler also represents individuals and small businesses in restrictive covenant litigation, including non-competes, unfair competition, non-solicitation and breach of loyalty cases.

In addition to his employment law practice, Mr. Eibeler litigates business disputes cases, including complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and independent sales representative commission matters. Prior to and while attending law school, Mr. Eibeler was a sale representative for several national hardware companies which has provided him a unique understanding of the rights of sales professionals to receive their earned sales commissions. Mr. Eibeler also has experience as general counsel for a lawn and garden company who contracted with independent sales representatives throughout the world.

Mr. Eibeler regularly appears before the Appeal Tribunal, Board of Review and Appellate Division representing persons in obtaining unemployment compensation claims after losing their job through no fault of their own. Mr. Eibeler has obtained favorable decisions for persons who were wrongfully denied their claims for unemployment benefits at all stages in the unemployment process. Mr. Eibeler has also assisted clients in holding former employers accountable for defaming former employees and tortiously interfering with their claim for unemployment benefits.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Eibeler also provides clients with advice and counsel in employment contracts, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, non-compete clauses and employment negotiations. Mr. Eibeler also provides small businesses with advice and counsel concerning their own employment law related policies, including drug testing policies, anti-discrimination policies and drafting employment employee handbook. Mr. Eibeler speaks on issues concerning workplace harassment investigations and provides training to employees concerning anti-discrimination and anti-harassment.

Some of Mr. Eibeler’s successes include:

  • Obtaining partial summary judgment as to liability under Family and Medical Leave Act and New Jersey Family Leave Act;
  • Restraining and enjoining the former employer from enforcing a non-compete agreement against employee who was wrongfully terminated by her employer;
  • Defeating employer’s lawsuit to restrain employees ability to secure new employment as a result of losing job because employer breached the employment agreement;
  • Appellate Division decision overturning Board of Review’s disqualification of employee’s claim for unemployment benefits;
  • Obtained $4.2 million settlement on behalf of an employee who was constructive discharged from his employment after bullied and harassed based upon his perceived disability and sexual orientation.
Mr. Eibeler was selected as Rising Star Super Lawyer in the area of employment law for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. Mr. Eibeler is an avid Rutgers sports fan and operates the scoreboard for the Rutgers Football and Basketball teams.
Education

J.D., Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York

M.B.A., College of Saint Rose School of Business, Albany, New York

B.A., Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Bar Admissions New Jersey
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District
Professional Affiliations

Monmouth County Bar Association

New Jersey Employment Lawyers Association

National Employment LawyersAssociation

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Client Reviews
★★★★★
We had a wrongful termination issue combined with a denial of unemployment insurance. Chris Eibeler was our primary attorney. His partner Bob Smith also consulted and gave us good advice. They were both so kind, caring, and professional. They guided us though a very tough time and a positive outcome versus a prior employer. They were also able to reverse our denial of unemployment insurance. I cannot recommend Smith and Eibeler highly enough. The entire staff is very professional, personable, and caring. Tom Wilson
★★★★★
I went to Smith Eibeler LLC for a last minute unemployment matter. Chris, Diane and his staff were very professional and easy to talk to. They provided knowledgeable insight and also kept me in the loop with the what was happening. I would not hesitate to go to him again. John Jung
★★★★★
Chris Eibeler (and the whole team) is very knowledgeable in all aspects of employment/unemployment here in NJ. They break down the most difficult aspects of the law, which allows you to conceptualize and better understand the complexities of the NJ Labor & Employment system. Smith Eibeler should be your first call regarding any Employment, workforce, or Labor questions here in New Jersey. I highly recommend them. Brian Allen
★★★★★
I approached Chris Eibeler regarding an unemployment case in early 2016. Him and his staff are some of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. The process took a while, but his approach to hard questioning helped me win my case. He knows how to get the job done and I am glad I went to him. I would recommend him to anyone in the future who asks for a lawyer. Thank you Chris! Tim F.
★★★★★
I highly recommend the office of Smith Eibeler for employment related issues, particularly anything related to restrictive covenants or post-employment contracts. I found Smith Eibeler via the web and cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found them. My case was handled by Bob Smith who represented me in a potential lawsuit by my former employer for violation of a post-employment contract (not a restrictive covenant per se). Bob was professional, friendly, understanding, and above all extremely helpful. Bob helped me avoid a lawsuit and was extremely knowledgeable in this field. I was thoroughly impressed with his prowess. Hopefully I will never have a legal issue related to employment again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Smith Eibeler again! Gavin Tully