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Lisa A. Hernandez

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Phone: (732) 444-1300

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

Lisa A. Hernandez is Counsel at Smith Eibeler, LLC. Lisa practices plaintiff-side employment law, representing individuals in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including claims of unlawful termination and discrimination, sexual harassment and whistle-blower retaliation. Lisa also leads the firm’s education law practice, helping families and students with disabilities navigate special education disputes, school-based accommodations, and transition planning to prepare students for employment and independent living.

Education

J.D., Rutgers Law School, 2005

B.S., Georgetown University, 2001

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Memberships and Committees

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Amicus Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association
Higher Education Committee and School Law Committee

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

National Employment Lawyers Association

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Publications

Hernandez, L.A. (Apr. 2022). How the S3434 Year Can Make a Difference in Postsecondary Outcomes. New Jersey Lawyer (335) pp. 63-64. New Jersey State Bar Association.

Brett, V. and A. Selogie (Hosts). “Special Education Law with Lisa Hernandez”. Inclusive Education Project. Podcast audio, Feb. 8, 2022.

Eibeler, Christopher J. and Lisa A. Hernandez. (Sept. 2021). Beware of Principals Invoking Force Majeure to Avoid Paying COVID-19 Sales Commissions. Agency Sales Magazine. Manufacturers’ Agents National Association.

Stone, P. and Hernandez, L.A. (2012). “The Rhetoric and Reality of ‘Opting Out’: Toward a Better Understanding of Professional Women’s Decisions to Head Home” in Jones, B. (ed.) Women Who Opt Out: The Debate Over Working Mothers and Work-Family Balance. New York, NY: New York University Press, pp. 33-56.

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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