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Lisa I. Fried-Grodin

Ms. Fried-Grodin can be reached at:
Phone: (973) 975-4868 Ext. 101
Fax: (973) 975-4922

Have you ever had a dicey, stressful workplace problem that you don’t know how to solve? Employment Law attorney Lisa I. Fried-Grodin has devoted her legal career to providing employers and employees with practical, effective solutions to these problems.  Ms. Fried-Grodin is a partner and co-founder of Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP, which handles labor and employment law matters in New Jersey and in New York. Her experience representing both employees and employers gives her insight into the values, strategies and tactics used by both sides at work and in litigation.  This enables her to be an informed, trusted advisor and a zealous advocate.

Ms. Fried-Grodin has a passion for giving employees subjected to discrimination, harassment and retaliation a voice and an action plan, and for providing small to mid-size growing businesses with strategies for creating a positive workplace culture, minimizing disputes and staying compliant with employment laws. Lisa provides a calm, thoughtful approach and works closely with her clients to understand their goals and develop the best strategy for each of them.

Highlights of her employment law practice include:

  • Providing clients with practical advice and solutions regarding challenging workplace issues, such as preventing and addressing complaints of discrimination, retaliation and whistleblowing, reductions in force, employee discipline, termination, leave requests, accommodations, and wage and hour issues;
  • Litigating cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower laws, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour laws, breach of contract, tort and other statutory claims;
  • Counseling clients on the best options to avoid and resolve litigation;
  • Mediating employment claims;
  • Helping clients understand and comply with the complex body of state and federal employment laws governing the workplace;
  • Providing advice on workplace health and safety issues, paid benefits, and time off obligations;
  • Handling separation negotiations, drafting, reviewing and providing advice on separation agreements;
  • Representation of clients in proceedings before administrative agencies;
  • Conducting workplace investigations of harassment, discrimination and whistleblower complaints; and
  • Drafting and providing advice on policies, handbooks, and employment contracts (including non-competes).

Ms. Fried-Grodin has been practicing law since 2002. She is also a mediator on the New Jersey Court system’s mediator roster for employment law, civil rights, discrimination and whistleblower cases, and also mediates cases as a private mediator.

Beyond Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP

Ms. Fried-Grodin is on the Human Resources committees of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and Morris County Chamber of Commerce.  She is also director of the Morris Essex Small Firm Networking Group.


Lisa was selected to the list of Super Lawyers, from 2013-2022.  This award is conferred by Super Lawyers Magazine.  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. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Lisa was selected to the list of Morris County Top Lawyers in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.  This award is conferred by Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine. 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.


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       See her blog on www.mfglegal.com for her most current articles.

       Other articles published elsewhere:

  • Author, “How to Draft and Enforce a Social Media Policy in the Workplace,” www.Xperthr.com (2012).
  • Author, "Do’s and Don’ts of Monitoring the Activities of Employees on Social Networking Sites," New Jersey Law Journal (December 6, 2010).
  • Author, "New Jersey’s Highest Court Provides Additional Job Protection to Workers Over Age 70 Who Are Under Contract," Fox Rothschild’s Labor & Employment Department Alert (June 2010).
  • Author, "Discrimination v. Whistleblower Claims," Employment Law 360 (June 12, 2009).
  • Author, "Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Arbitration of Discrimination Claims in Union Settings," www.hrspotlight.com (May 6, 2009).

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • COVID-19 Workplace Requirements: Balancing Business Needs, Legal Rights And Obligations Of Employers With Diverse Employee Attitudes, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, September 24, 2021
  • Health and Safety Workplace Challenges for Employers, New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College, February 9, 2021.
  • Reopening Strategies For HR Leaders During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, June 2020.
  • NJ Cracks Down On Employers Violating State Wage, Benefit And Tax Law And/Or Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors, Morris Essex Small Firm Networking Group, 2020.
  • Preventing, Preparing for and Addressing Workplace Violence, Morris Chamber of Commerce, August 2019.
  • Best Practices for Preventing and Addressing Harassment Complaints, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, 2019
  • "New Jersey's New Equal Pay Act: What Employers Need to Know", Florham, Park, N.J. October 2018.
  • "Are you Ready for your First or Next Hire," Webinar hosted by C3 Workplace, March 2018.
  • “Tips for Improving Mediation Success", Florham Park, N.J., October 2017.
  • "Demystifying the New Overtime Rules", Morris County Chamber of Commerce, November 2016.
  • “Avoiding Common Employment Law Traps,” Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Experts and Answers Seminar, Newark, N.J. (July 17, 2012).
  • “What Every Corporate Lawyer Should Know About Social Media Sites,” 2012 Corporate Counsel Institute, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ (January 25, 2012).
  • “Social Networking Sites and Workplace Issues,” 2011 Business Law Symposium, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Woodbridge, NJ (April 8, 2011)                                                                                            

Before Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP

Before co-founding Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP, Lisa Fried-Grodin worked as an attorney at one of the nation’s largest law firms and for one of the largest labor and employment law firms in New Jersey handling a wide range of employment law issues.

Before pursuing her legal career, Ms. Fried-Grodin worked as a business journalist and editor writing articles for numerous publications, including the New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal, New York Newsday, the American Management Association's Management Review, and several trade magazines for the retail, travel and media industries.


J.D. St. John's University School of Law

B.S. Journalism, University of Maryland

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


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