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Somerville Our Somerville employment lawyers represent employees in all areas of employment law throughout the state of New Jersey. The Somerville sexual harassment lawyers of Smith Eibeler represent residents and individuals who work in Somerville and Somerset County in claims of sexual harassment, disability discrimination, reasonable accommodations, FMLA, age discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, breach of contract, race discrimination, equal pay violations, severance agreements, unemployment appeals, and wage payment violations. We represent clients in employment related lawsuits and also provide advice and counsel concerning their legal rights under New Jersey and federal law.

Our office is located in Monmouth County at the Bell Works building in Holmdel, New Jersey.


Somerville is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. It is the county seat for Somerset County. Somerville is 2.362 square miles and borders Bridgewater Township, Hillsborough Township and Raritan. According to the 2010 census, there were 12,098 people living in Somerville with 4,591 households. The household income was $69,836.

Somerville was settled in 1683. It was the center of the Middlebrook Revolutionary War encampment of 1778-1779. George Washington was stationed in Somerville. He rented the Wallace House. There, Washington set up office where his aides took care of his paperwork and letters to Congress. Alexander Hamilton was one of his aides, and later became our first Secretary of the Treasury.

Paul Robeson grew up in Somerville. He was one of America’s most controversial labor and civil rights activists of the 1950s. He was also a bass baritone concert singer, stage and film actor, professional athlete in the NFL and political activist. After attending Rutgers College (University) and Columbia Law School, Robeson became a world-renowned popular entertainer of stage, screen and in concert. Robeson began to speak out about social injustices around the world. His controversial speeches resulted in being blacklisted during the McCarthy era and his career as an entertainer ended. He has been honored with the Spingarn medal from the NAACP, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and members of the American Theater Hall of Fam and the College Football Hall of Fame, to name a few.

The oldest competitive bicycle race in the country takes place in Somerville. The Kugler-Anderson Memorial Bicycle Race or Tour of Somerville is a 50-mile race that began in 1940. The race is named after the first two men to win the race; Furman Kugler and Carl Anderson. They fought and died in World War II. This race is now held on Memorial Day weekend in honor of all American heroes.

Somerville Public Schools had an enrollment of 1,690 students at its three schools. Students from neighboring Branchburg Township also attend Somerville High School. There are two schools run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen; Immaculata High School, a private high school founded in 1962; and Immaculate Conception School is a private grammar school founded in 1957.

There are many local attractions. One is the Old Dutch Parsonage. It was the home of Reverend Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh who established Queens College, which is now Rutgers University. This building was moved in 1913 when the Central Railroad of New Jersey came to town.

Downtown Somerville is a very diverse. Many historic buildings are now the home to new shops and restaurants. A few of these restaurants are Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Yokohama Sushi and Café Picasso.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Somerset County governments offices are located in Somerville and are the areas top employers.

A few famous people from Somerville are Frederick Wilson Hall an Associate Justice of New Jersey Supreme Court; Lorenzo DeLuca of Café Picasso, Reggie Harrison former NFL running back for Pittsburgh Steeler and St. Louis Cardinals; and actor Lee Van Cleef, known for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; For a Few Dollars More, and Escape from New York.

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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

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