Ryan S. Carlson, Esq.


P: 973.665.9100
F: 973.665.9100

I value uniting with employers to deliver practical solutions for their workplace needs and an aggressive but personalized defense when litigation cannot be avoided.

About Ryan

Ryan Carlson focuses his practice on the representation of management in employment litigation matters under state and federal law, with an emphasis in defending claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, whistle-blowing, and litigation involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Ryan also handles traditional labor matters, including grievance arbitrations, union avoidance, counseling and the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.  He represents clients in federal and state courts and administrative proceedings including the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Department of Labor, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission and the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.  In addition to his litigation practice, Ryan counsels employers regularly regarding compliance issues and litigation avoidance, as well as the preparation of handbooks, arbitration agreements, separation agreements and policy drafting.

Listed in Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star”, Employment Litigation, 2016-2018

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Professional Experience

Jackson Lewis P.C., Morristown, NJ
2015 - 2016
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, P.C., Red Bank, NJ 2012 - 2015
Mets Schiro & McGovern, LLP, Iselin, NJ 2010 - 2012

Professional Activities

Barrister, John C. Lifland Inn of Court
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association
Member, Essex County Bar Association



Delaware Law School, Widener University
J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Widener Law Review
Program of International and Comparative Law, Sydney, Australia
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
B.A., High Honors


State of New Jersey 2010
State of New York 2011
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 2011
Southern District of New York 2013
State of Pennsylvania 2016

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Recent Publications