Practice Areas

Patrick Whalen is the founder and Owner of the Law Firm, Patrick J. Whalen, Esquire. The Law Firm specializes in a number of diverse areas of the law and Mr. Whalen and his staff are dedicated to thoughtfully and thoroughly serving the needs of their clients.

Patrick has strong, life-long ties to New Jersey, obtaining degrees from Rutgers College (B.A. 1988) and Rutgers School of Law – Newark (J.D. 1993). He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and practices regularly in various Courts throughout New Jersey, including Municipal, State, and Federal Courts. He has handled matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Second Circuit as well.

The Firm handles a diverse caseload and has been successful in litigating and resolving matters in the following practice areas:

Patrick Whalen has successfully litigated and negotiated numerous Employment & Wrongful Termination actions, including:

  • a contentious and high-profile Whistleblower action against LG Electronics;
  • a race discrimination action against AutoZone;
  • a disability discrimination and retaliation action against a major New York garment and textile company;
  • a hostile work environment action against a German multi-national corporation;
  • obtaining a settlement for violations of the NJLAD against numerous private companies and public entities; and
  • obtained a significant settlement in a wage and hour and Whistleblower action against a multi-national student transportation company.

He has also successfully litigated and negotiated numerous public interest and Civil Rights actions, including a significant settlement obtained against the State of New Jersey in the matter Estate of Tara O’Leary and Estate of Lydia Joy Perry v. State of New Jersey, et als, United States District Court of New Jersey, Case No.: 3:12-cv-2625, wherein the Plaintiffs – disabled residents of a State-run Community Care Residence – filed claims alleging violations of their Constitutional Rights and rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.