Areas of Practice

New Jersey Law Enforcement Representation 

A Law Firm Devoted to Safeguarding Employee and Union Rights

Cushane - Attorney at Law, is uniquely distinguished from other employment law firms in the state; we represent law enforcement personnel in professional and union matters exclusively. Because of our concentrated field of endeavor, we provide legal services with intensive knowledge, experience, skills, and resources that you would be hard put to find elsewhere.

As a former police officer and union litigator, I founded this firm in 2007 with the mission to help the men and women I worked with for 12 years and others like them across the state. My time spent in law enforcement as well as in the last 16 years of law enforcement representation has given me a wealth of insight to draw upon in this field. 

If you are facing a professional legal issue or need assistance with union matters, such as collective bargaining, my firm can help. No matter the size, complexity, or challenge, I and my team will work with dedication and tenacity to help make matters right, to fight for your rights, and to seek fair and just results. 

Detail your legal needs and concerns with a New Jersey lawyer for law enforcement employment and union issues by contacting Cushane - Attorney at Law, at (844) 497-1693

Legal Services Plan
First introduced in 2013, our comprehensive, all-inclusive Law Enforcement Legal Services Plan is one of a kind.  The LELSP is specifically designed to slash the high costs of both grievance and unfair-practice litigation, lessen the financially unpredictable nature of protracted collective negotiations, and make smart, effective labor representation affordable to even the smallest of law enforcement unions.

Practice Areas

Our firm handles a wide range of legal issues related to career professionals in law enforcement, such as police officers, sheriff’s officers, plain-clothes investigators, correctional officers, and officers working on trains and airlines. 

These issues include such matters as:

  • Union work (covered in our Legal Service Plan)
    • Contract Negotiation in which agreements are reached and made legally binding
    • Grievance Arbitration designed to resolve disputes in collective agreements pertaining to grievances   
    • Interest Arbitration which also resolves bargaining disputes
    • Unfair Labor Practices in which your rights under the New Jersey Employer-Employee Act may have been violated
    • Scope of Negotiations Determinations refers to establishing the legalities in collective bargaining agreement discussions and job conditions
    • Duty-of-Fair Representation Claims (defense) refers to the right of union members to be fairly represented in good faith and without discrimination
  • Internal Affairs Investigations into allegations of misconduct, corruption, or other breaches of departmental policy or law
  • Critical Incidents which may result in your investigation, such as officer-involved tazings and shootings, wrongful death of those in custody, dereliction of duty, and other matters
  • Disciplinary Matters (Major/Minor) involving adverse actions, such as suspension, pay reduction, dismissal, or other punitive employment actions taken against you
  • OAL Hearings (Office of Administrative Law in New Jersey) that provide neutral hearings  about disputed matters
  • Wrongful Termination in which you have been fired for unlawful reasons, such as discrimination or in retaliation to exercising your legal rights
  • Pension and Disability Issues under the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in which employees are guaranteed family medical leave without losing health benefits under certain circumstances
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which mandates minimum wages, overtime, and other employment issues
  • Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment in which you experience workplace discrimination to the point where it negatively impacts your performance or morale
  • Sexual Harassment which violates your civil rights, or laws such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Whistleblower Claims under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) that protects you when disclosing violations of the law or criminal activity in the workplace

If you have any other legal issues associated with your employment, you can turn to Cushane - Attorney at Law, to discuss your needs with us in a confidential consultation.  

As a New Jersey attorney for law enforcement, I am proud to be designated by the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association as an approved PBA Legal Protection Plan lawyer. 

Reach out to Cushane - Attorney at Law, for the answers you need by contacting us at (844) 497-1693

Our Satisfied Clients Read What They Say About Us

"Honesty, integrity, and an all-hands-on-deck approach is what I wanted when I retained Tom Cushane to represent me, and he gave me all of that and more. His performance at trial and the results he delivered exceeded my wildest expectations."

- Ofc. Christopher H.

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  • How does the plan work?

    Negotiating your contract and enforcing your collective-bargaining rights should not bankrupt your union.

    That’s why we ditched hourly billing years ago and created a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive, plan that gives our clients access to smart, bold representation for a flat monthly fee that costs just pennies per day.

    No more huge legal bills or fundraisers to finance legal fees!

  • What does the plan cover?

    Grievance Arbitration.  Unfair-labor-practice charges.  Contract negotiations.  Mediation.  Interest Arbitration.

    All unlimited, meaning your monthly legal fees are FIXED and never go up.

    If it’s related to the negotiation or enforcement of your contract or collective-bargaining rights, weʼve got you covered.

    Our one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive plan even covers arbitration fees and litigation costs— which means you can take the fight to the enemy, all while keeping more dues money in your union’s treasury!

  • How do I get more information?

    Easy. Just invite us to one of your union meetings, meet us for lunch, visit us at our office, or talk with us by telephone.  Weʼll review all of your available plan options, answer all of your questions, and get you where you want to be.

    We pride ourselves on being accessible, so weʼre just a phone call away!