James M. McDonnell

Berkeley Heights

P 908-795-5208 F 908-464-2614


James M. McDonnell


James M. McDonnell is a principal in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management exclusively in all aspects of employment litigation, including restrictive covenants, class-actions, harassment, retaliation, discrimination and wage and hour claims.

Jim regularly represents employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, the United States Department of Labor, and the New Jersey Department of Labor. He has successfully represented clients in matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Honors and Recognitions

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2008-2015)

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • The Federalist Society
  • Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Committee
  • Sidney Reitman Inn of Court
  • William J. Brennan Inn of Court

Published Works

  • "NJ Benefits Bill May Deter Business With Contractors," Law360 (December 2019) [Co-Author]