Louis Lessig is an attorney whose practice concentrates in labor and employment litigation, counseling, negotiations training & speaking.


Louis represents clients in all types of employment matters, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, wage and hour irregularities and retaliation under FMLA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA FLSA, HIPAA, NLRA, NJFLA, NJLAD, CEPA, PHRA and the common law, in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies.


Louis has been a featured speaker at many events including for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SHRM State Council Conferences, Tri-State Human Resource Management Association, and a number of other organizations both in the private and public sectors. Louis is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification from the HR Certification Institute.


In 2018, he received the Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year Award. In 2016 he was an Honoree for the SmartCEO Centers of Influence Awards. In 2015, he received the SmartCEO ESQ Industry Practice Award - recognizing the region's most trusted advisors. Since 2012, Mr. Lessig has been selected each year as a "Super Lawyer" in Labor and Employment law. In 2010, Louis was selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the "Top 40 Attorneys Under 40" in New Jersey. He co-authored the 2002 supplement to "Drafting and Revising Employment Policies and Handbooks'' published by Aspen Publishing. As a nationally recognized writer and speaker, his published articles have appeared in periodicals including Westlaw Journal Employment, Westlaw Journal Computer and Internet, the Family and Medical Leave Handbook, Employment Litigation Reporter, Corporate Risk Spectrum, HR Professional, The Tri-Stater and Labor and Employment Law Quarterly.


Louis holds a JD from the Widener University School of Law and a BA in Human Resources with a concentration in entrepreneurial studies from Muhlenberg College. Louis has also served as a Barrister in the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court and spent time as an adjunct professor at the Comey Institute for Industrial Relations at St. Joseph's University.

He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. As well as admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

*The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

XpertHR Contributor

Louis has contributed numerous articles and hosted webinars for XpertHR.  Click below to view his article on How to Conduct an HR SWOT Analysis.

HRWebAdvisor Instructor

Louis teaches professional webinars as an HRWebAdvisor instructor.  Click below to view his profile.

Clear Law Institute Faculty Member

Louis teaches for the Clear Law Institute. Click below to view his faculty profile.

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