Timothy M. Barbetta focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling, representing companies across a variety of industries in all types of employment-related matters.  

Tim represents employers in a broad range of employment litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, restrictive covenant/non-compete, and wage and hour. Tim represents employers in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies on the state and federal level. A significant portion of Tim's practice is also focused on providing preventive advice and day-to-day counseling to employers on a variety of pre-litigation employment matters and compliance with evolving employment laws.

In law school, Tim focused his studies on employment law and received the Ogden W. Fields Award upon his graduation for demonstrating the highest overall proficiency in the field of labor and employment law.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Tim was an associate in the employment group of a national general practice law firm. Prior to that position, Tim served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Allison E. Accurso, J.A.D., of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Representative Experience
  • Represented a top academic medical center in New York City in connection with claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Defended a large nonprofit social services organization in New York City before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in connection with claims brought under Title VII, the Fair Labor Standard Act, and state equivalent laws.
  • Counseled a private liberal arts university on employment related issues and student claims of discrimination. 
  • Served as co-counsel in a variety of discrimination and retaliation claims involving current and former employees alleging violations of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and state equivalent laws, among others.
  • Obtained no-cause findings for several franchisees of an international fast food restaurant in connection with state and federal administrative agency charges of discrimination and retaliation.