James L Plosia Jr.

Practice Areas of Emphasis:

  • Defense counsel in the areas of

    • Labor,

    • Employment and

    • Education


  • Graduate of Rutgers University (1979) and an honors graduate of

  • Rutgers Law School (1988)


  • Law Review as Notes and Comments Editor

    Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Honors and Distinction

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Adjunct Professor

  • Rutgers Law Review Member

  • Rutgers Law Review Notes and Comments Editor

  • Fairleigh ickinson University MPA Program Instructor

Authored Articles

  • "Education Finance", Rutgers Law Review 40:2

  • "Zoning Immunities", New Jersey lawyer 1988

  • "Private vs. Public Sector Labor Settlements", New Jersey Lawyer 1993

  • "New Jersey Arbitration Act Parameters"


Mr. Plosia is the past President of Literacy Volunteers of America-NJ, Inc. and works with several community and charitable organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and Irish-American groups.


Mr. Plosia has served as Defense counsel of many municipalities, counties and boards of education throughout the State. He is regularly representing governmental entities in State and Federal Courts, before administrative agencies, in arbitration and in the Appellate Courts.   Having written extensively on labor and employment law and education law issues, he speaks frequently on both topics. Mr. Plosia has provided defense representation to public entities since his graduation from law school since 1988, in such areas as discrimination law; CEPA claims; Section 1983 claims, etc.


He provides all manner of services for boards of education in New Jersey, with a particular emphasis on special education matters. In addition, Mr. Plosia has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sectors, besides litigating numerous cases before the Public Employment Relations Commission and successfully handling police and fire interest arbitrations.


The father of three boys, he served as a soccer, baseball and basketball coach for many years in Long Valley.