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Annmarie Simeone concentrates her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation.

Annmarie has a wide range of experience in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues, primarily defending management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims, as well as claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability.

Her work includes the defense of corporate defendants, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, as well as challenges faced by larger companies.

In addition, Annmarie provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel with respect to a wide range of employment issues, including employee leaves of absence, employee discipline, and layoff and termination issues, including the negotiation and design of severance agreements.  She also drafts employee manuals and employment-related policies and procedures.

Annmarie has significant experience protecting businesses from liability by conducting training for supervisors and employees.  She has presented programs on handling workplace investigations; on acceptable workplace behavior which includes issues of harassment, bullying, and other workplace conduct rules; and on how to properly craft and implement employee handbooks. Annmarie also has significant experience in complex commercial litigation, focusing on business disputes such as shareholder actions, commission disputes, and breach of contract matters.

In addition, Annmarie practices in the area of higher education. This portion of her practice primarily relates to the defense of employment-related claims, and also extends to litigating cases in federal and state courts defending allegations of civil rights and constitutional violations.

In connection with all areas of her practice, Annmarie is responsible for supervision and handling of pretrial proceedings, including discovery and motion practice, as well as settlement negotiations, dispositive motions, arbitrations, and mediations, counseling clients through all phases of litigation in both federal and state courts.

Annmarie recently received the Presidential Leadership Award from the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, and in 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.  In 2013, she was named the Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women. Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Annmarie served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert P. Figarotta, P.J.S.C., (ret.) Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County.

Eleven Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers®

Annmarie Simeone to Serve Second Term as New Jersey Women Lawyers Association Co-Director of Nominations

Ten Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Annmarie Simeone Elected Nominations Co-Director of NJWLA

Annmarie Simeone Elected Trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association

Annmarie Simeone to Speak at Women’s Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference

Annmarie Simeone to Present Middlesex County Bar Association Ethics Seminar

Annmarie Simeone and Margaret Raymond-Flood to Present Webinar

Annmarie Simeone Receives NJWLA Presidential Leadership Award

Annmarie Simeone To Speak at Seminar on Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Annmarie Simeone to Speak at Diversity Seminar

Annmarie Simeone Elected President of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Annmarie Simeone to Receive 2016 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award

Annmarie Simeone to Speak at 2016 Meritas Litigation and Labor & Employment Joint Meeting

Annmarie Simeone Elected President-Elect of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Annmarie Simeone Elected Vice President of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Fulfills a Family’s Holiday Wishes

Annmarie Simeone Elected Chief Financial Officer of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Annmarie Simeone Elected President of Board of Resource Center of Somerset

Annmarie Simeone Elected as Secretary of NJWLA

Annmarie Simeone Honored as Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in Law

Annmarie Simeone Discusses Legal Implications of Social Media with Somerset County Businesses

Annmarie Simeone Discusses Legal Implications of Social Media with Hunterdon County Businesses

Annmarie Simeone Named Second Vice President of Resource Center of Somerset

Annmarie Simeone Elected to NJWLA Board of Directors and as Gala Chair

Annmarie Simeone Speaks on Labor & Employment Issues Related to Mergers & Acquisitions

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Presents Employee Handbook Workshop

Simeone Named Co-COO of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Member To Conduct Audio Conference on Optimal Paralegal Utilization

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Member Named Co-Director of Women’s Leadership For New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Member to Conduct Audio Conference

Annmarie Simeone to Speak Before Human Resource Council of CIANJ

Articles

Publications

  • “COVID-19 Vaccine: Legal Issues You Need to Navigate,” New Jersey Food Processors Association, Webinar, March 4, 2021
  • “Opening Your Business Best Practices,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, June 23, 2020
  • “Back to Work: COVID-19 Employment Law Issues,” Somerset County Business Partnership, Webinar, May 21, 2020
  • Back to Work: COVID-19 Employment Law Issues,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Webinar, May 20, 2020
  • “2019 Employment Law Breakfast Series: Hot Topics,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, December 10, 2019
  • “2019 Employment Law Breakfast Series: Hot Topics,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, December 5, 2019
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment,” Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 28-29., 2019.
  • “Securing Professional Success: Insights from Latina Leaders,” 2019 Women’s Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, March 16, 2019
  • “All About Ethics Complaints: What Lawyers Need to Know,” Middlesex County Bar Association, New Brunswick, NJ, December 14, 2018
  • “2018 Employment Law Breakfast Series: Hot Topics,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, December 13, 2018
  • “Has #MeToo Made a Difference? Yes and No.” Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 11-12, 2018
  • “Policies & Procedures for Preventing Harassment and Strategies for Controlling Discovery,” Corporate Counsel Business Journal Webinar, July 10, 2018
  • “Know Your Labor & Employment Basics,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, June 20, 2018
  • “Examining Issues from Hollywood to Capitol Hill: Protecting Your Business from Sexual Harassment Claims,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Flemington, NJ, May 9, 2018
  • Opening Remarks, “Color of Justice Program,” NAWJ, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ, March 3, 2018
  • “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Fresh Perspective,” NJWLA, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, February 8, 2018
  • “Status of Age Discrimination in Employment Act & Related Developments in the Workplace,”  Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 16-17, 2017
  • “EEOC Statistics Update and Case Developments,” NM Year In Review, Bridgewater, NJ, December 1, 2016
  • “Non-Compete Agreements: Considering Competing Concerns of Business and Employees,” Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 17-18, 2016
  • “Ban the Box Laws: Origins and Trends,”  Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 19-20, 2015
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2015,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 21, 2015
  • “Social Media in the Workplace,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Flemington, New Jersey, June 14, 2012
  • “Social Media and Technology in the Workplace,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, July 27, 2011
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions: A Legal and HR Perspective,” Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, Paramus, New Jersey, March 2, 2011
  • “Employee Handbook Workshop,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, October 20, 2010
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2010,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 10 & 15, 2010
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2009,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 18, 2009
  • “Utilizing Paralegals to Increase Firm Profits and Client Satisfaction,” Audio Conference, April 9, 2009
  • “When to Call Your Lawyer: A Seminar for Business Owners & Executives,” NMM Women’s Forum Seminar, Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 18, 2008
  • “Paralegal Utilization,” Audioconference sponsored by the Institute of Management and Administration, May 29, 2008
  • “Sexual Harassment: Challenges In The Evolving Workplace,” Human Resource Roundtable, Human Resource Council of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey, November 7, 2007, Paramus, NJ
  • “The New Jersey Theft Prevention Act Made Easy,” Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2006, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Seminar, June 1, 2006, Bridgewater, NJ

Annmarie Simeone was selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Annmarie Simeone has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

In 2018, Annmarie received the Presidential Leadership Award from the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

In 2013, Annmarie was named the Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women.

In 2016, Annmarie received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

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