Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Community College (A.A.S. 1985)

Montclair State College (B.A. 1991)

Rutgers University School of Law (J.D. 1994)

Bar & Court Admissions:

  • 1994, New Jersey
  • 1994, Pennsylvania
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

Mr. Hager has published articles on multiple issues arising from the employer-employee relationship

Linda J. Niedweske

Christopher W. Hager


Phone: 973.401.0064 ext. 104
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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation


Mr. Hager brings a broad range of experience to the Niedweske Barber litigation team. Over the course of his career, which includes a judicial clerkship in the Law Division for the Superior Court of New Jersey and more than seven years of high profile litigation experience at the large New Jersey law firm Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Mr. Hager has tried cases in both the state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of New Jersey. These cases include the following:

  • Whistleblower retaliation under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
  • Disability discrimination under the Americans With Disabilities Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • Wage and hour and unemployment compensation issues
  • Trust and estate cases
  • Property redevelopment
  • Contract disputes
  • Shareholder actions and other commercial matters
  • Uniform Commercial Code

He also has counseled employers of different sizes on employee handbooks and workplace training, designed and negotiated severance agreements, and published articles on multiple issues arising from the employer-employee relationship.