Jane A. Rigby

Overview

JANE A. RIGBY is the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Newark Office. She is also Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section.  Ms. Rigby is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is on the New Jersey State Committee of the ACTL.  She has been designated a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Trial Certification.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College in 1981 and her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University in 1984. She is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey. Ms. Rigby is a trial attorney. Her primary areas of practice include Employment Law and Litigation on behalf of employers, Workplace Investigations, and Automotive Litigation (breach of warranty, Lemon Law and products liability). She also represents clients in general litigation matters.

Ms. Rigby has successfully tried numerous civil jury cases to verdict. She has extensive case management experience in controlling complex litigation and discovery, as well as in conducting settlement negotiations. In addition to handling litigation, Ms. Rigby represents clients before court mandated arbitration programs and private mediations, leading to cost-effective dispute resolution.

Ms. Rigby is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and its Litigation Section, the American Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Section, and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. She serves as an arbitrator in Essex County.

  • Jane A. Rigby was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Essex County Bar Association's Civil Practice Award.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2019-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Litigation - Labor and Employment. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Overview

JANE A. RIGBY is the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Newark Office. She is also Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section.  Ms. Rigby is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is on the New Jersey State Committee of the ACTL.  She has been designated a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Trial Certification.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College in 1981 and her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University in 1984. She is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey. Ms. Rigby is a trial attorney. Her primary areas of practice include Employment Law and Litigation on behalf of employers, Workplace Investigations, and Automotive Litigation (breach of warranty, Lemon Law and products liability). She also represents clients in general litigation matters.

Ms. Rigby has successfully tried numerous civil jury cases to verdict. She has extensive case management experience in controlling complex litigation and discovery, as well as in conducting settlement negotiations. In addition to handling litigation, Ms. Rigby represents clients before court mandated arbitration programs and private mediations, leading to cost-effective dispute resolution.

Ms. Rigby is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and its Litigation Section, the American Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Section, and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. She serves as an arbitrator in Essex County.

  • Jane A. Rigby was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Essex County Bar Association's Civil Practice Award.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2019-2021), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Litigation - Labor and Employment. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Education

Boston College (B.A. magna cum laude 1981)
Seton Hall Law School (J.D. 1984)

Admissions

State of New Jersey

Memberships

Essex County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Martindale Hubbell - AV Preeminent
Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Certified Civil Trial Attorney
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Committee Member, American College of Trial Lawyers