Employment discrimination wrongful termination hostile work environment sexual harassment age gender race disability discrimination
Joyce Collier Employment Law attorney; discrimination, wrongful termination, severance agreement, employment contract, commercial lease

The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. 

The fears are paper tigers.  You can do anything you decide to do. You can

act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process, is its

own reward. 

                                                                                             -Amelia Earhart

JOYCE L. COLLIER, ESQ.

joyce@collierlawpc.com

BACKGROUND

 

       Joyce has extensive experience with the legal and practical issues affecting today’s workplace.  She is admitted in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and provides representation to employers and employees facing hiring, discipline and termination problems.  For over 20 years Joyce has litigated federal and state cases involving age, sex, race and disability discrimination claims, employment contracts, restrictive covenants as well as commercial matters and administrative law proceedings, including proceedings before the Pennsylvania Horseracing Commission.

 

       Joyce began her litigation career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Clifford of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989.  After her clerkship, she worked as an associate at the firm of Hangley Connolly Epstein Chicco Foxman & Ewing in Philadelphia.  In 1996 she was named a Shareholder and subsequently served as Co-Chair of the Employment Law Department until 1998.  From 1998 until 2001, she served as Counsel to the Philadelphia firm of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin.  In 2001 she became the Executive Director of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled and also taught Disability Law as an Adjunct Law Professor at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden for several years.   

 

       Joyce graduated from the nationally acclaimed Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, directed by Gerry Spence, who established a revolutionary method for training trial lawyers.  She participates in numerous TLC group training sessions and workshops to continuously improve her trial skills.  She is a lecturer on employment law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled and other organizations.

 

EDUCATION

 

Rutgers School of Law - Camden, J.D. 1988, High Honors

            Rutgers Law Review, Note and Comment Editor

National Moot Court

Stratton Moot Court Award

Most Promising Civil Litigator Award

 

Penn State University, B.A. (American Studies) 1983

            President, Chi Omega Sorority

            Lion Ambassador

 

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP

 

Hon. Robert L. Clifford, New Jersey Supreme Court

            1988 - 1989

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey

  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

  • Graduate and Active Alumni, Trial Lawyers College, Wyoming 2001

  • Fellow, Temple School of Law, Academy of Advocacy

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, Eastern Pennsylvania

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, New Jersey

  • Member, Montgomery County Bar Association

  • Speaker and Employment Law Advisor, Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital