Craig S. Gumpel is Chief State Counsel for the NJFMBA and has represented the NJFMBA for over 25 years. His practice includes labor and employment law including representation of public safety personnel, as well as state, county, blue and white collar workers on a wide range of legal issues.
He has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements in both the public and private sector. Mr. Gumpel has presented seminars on collective bargaining, workers compensation, grievance and arbitration handling, and leaves of absence under federal and state law.
He has appeared before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, New Jersey Civil Service Commission, the Public Employment Relations Commission, Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund, Public Employees’ Retirement System and the National Labor Relations Board in such matters as collective bargaining negotiations, grievance and interest arbitration proceedings, unfair labor practices, employment discrimination litigation, and civil service appeals.
Member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey
Member of the Bar of the State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section
Member of New Jersey Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Rutgers University, BA, 1987
Brooklyn Law School, JD, 1990
Lisa Cuffari has worked with Mr. Gumpel for over 10 years and serves as the firm's office manager and paralegal.
Lisa's career in the legal profession began with the Wall Street firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in the 1980's and continued with paralegal positions at a prominent New Jersey insurance defense firms, as well as six years with Fox and Fox in Livingston, NJ as the office administrator. Through her membership with the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), Lisa attained certification as a CLM - Certified Legal Manager - in 2010. She was active with the New Jersey Chapter of the ALA and served on the Board of Trustees.
Ithaca College, BA, Sociology