Steven Francis Ritardi

Steven Francis Ritardi

Attorney
Location:
Morristown, New Jersey
Phone:
973-267-4445
Fax:
973-267-4456
Email:

STEVEN F. RITARDI is trial lawyer and defends private and public sector management in employment related matters, including claims involving sexual harassment, discrimination, employment at will and breach of contract. He also represents public and private corporations and individuals in matters involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, corporate raiding, business torts, shareholder disputes and complex commercial litigation.  He is co-chair for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation's Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee and an editor for the Institute of Continuing Education's Labor and Employment Law publication. 

Since serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Reginald Stanton, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court for the Morris and Sussex Vicinages, he has served as a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District X Ethics Committee, special counsel on ethics issues to local boards, a Trustee to the Morris County Bar Association,  the Morris County Bar Foundation and the Seton Hall Inn of Court.  He is a member of the American Bar and the New Jersey Bar Associations' Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections.

He is licensed to practice law in both the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  His practice concentrates in labor and employment, litigation and appellate practice, but also includes government and legislative services on behalf of his clients.  With respect to alternate dispute resolution, he is a New Jersey Court Approved Mediator and participates in the State Complementary Dispute Resolution Program, as well as mediating matters assigned by Equity Part of the Superior Court, Essex County.

Areas of Practice

  • Specialized Representation in Labor
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation Matters

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Muhlenberg College
    • BA cum laude - 1984
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Registry’s Top Attorneys in the Metropolitan area

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Co-Chair, Litigation's Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee
  • Morris County Bar Association, Trustee
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey District X Ethics Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member,Civil Trial
  • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association Section of Civil Trial, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment, Member
  • Seton Hall Inn of Court, Barrister

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Reginald Stanton, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court for the Morris and Sussex Vicinages, Judicial Clerk
  • Dillon, Bitar & Luther, 53 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, 1994 - 1999