Attorneys Robert W. Smith and Christopher J. Eibeler

Lakewood

Lakewood

Our Lakewood Township employment attorneys represent employees in all areas of employment law throughout the state of New Jersey. The Lakewood Township discrimination lawyers of Smith Eibeler represent residents and individuals who work in Lakewood Township and Ocean County in claims of sexual harassment, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, reasonable accommodations, FMLA, age discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, breach of contract, equal pay violations, severance agreements, unemployment appeals, and wage payment violations. Our office is located in Monmouth County at the Bell Works building in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Lakewood Township

Lakewood Township is the most populous township in Ocean County with a population of 104,157 as of 2018. Lakewood is currently the fifth most populated municipality in New Jersey. Lakewood share its eastern border with Brick Township. Jackson Township is located to the west, and Toms River Township is just south of Lakewood. Howell Township is situated to the north.

The Lakewood School District consists of seven schools and had an enrollment of 6,208 students as of the 2014-2015 school year. An additional 18,000 students are enrolled in 74 yeshivas throughout Lakewood. Lakewood is home to one of the largest yeshivas in the world, Beth Medrash Govoha, with an enrollment of 6,500 post high school students.

Lakewood was once a fashionable winter resort town. Historical notables from likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland and Mark Twain all vacationed in Lakewood. John D. Rockefeller, industrialist and philanthropist had an estate in Lakewood. This land was donated to Ocean County is now Ocean County Park. Georgian Court College is also located at the former estate of George Jay Gould, financier and railroad executive. It is a private Roman Catholic university.

There are many attractions in the Lakewood area. FirstEngery Park is the home of the Lakewood Blue Claws, the Single- A minor league baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Strand Theater was built in 1922 by architect Thomas W. Lamb. The Strand hosted vaudeville shows and silent movies. Milton Berle, Ray Bolger and Burns and Allen are some of the acts that started their careers at the Strand.

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, part of St. Barnabas Health Care system, is located in Lakewood and is one of the area’s largest employers. Church & Dwight Co, Inc., manufacturer of Arm & Hammer Brand Household Products and Astor Chocolate Company are also located in Lakewood. A few restaurants in the Lakewood area are The Chaflin House at Lakewood Country Club, La Dolce Vita Restaurant and The View at Eagle Ridge Golf Club.

Boxers “Gentleman Jim” Corbett, Max Baer, Buddy Baer, Max Schmeling and Joe Louis all trained in Lakewood. Steve Tisch, chairman of the New York Giants and film producer, actor Michael Cudlitz and football player Brandon Carte grew up in Lakewood. Mookie Wilson, baseball player for NY Mets currently resides in Lakewood Township, New Jersey.

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Client Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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