Amy E. Rudley


Phone: 609-572-7408

Fax: 609-572-7409


Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Amy E. Rudley is a Partner in the firm’s Atlantic City office who focuses on the areas of employment law, hospitality & casino law, and defense litigation including civil rights litigation and premises liability. 

She handles everything from inception of litigation and discovery to trial and post-trial motions, as well as appeals. Additionally, Amy guides clients through the drafting of handbooks and day-to-day employment practices and decisions. 

Amy also conducts employment seminars, sessions and training, as well as investigations into workplace allegations of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. 

She prepares employment contracts and agreements for her clients. 

Amy counsels municipal and governmental clients on their employment obligations, as well as assists in ensuring their compliance with Federal and State employment laws.




Amy has counseled New Jersey and Pennsylvania businesses and governmental entities for more than 17 years, helping them tackle legal issues in a preventative manner, addressing employee situations as they arise, defending litigation, and conducting preventative training sessions for employees and management.  


Prior to her practice, Amy served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John Tomasello, then Presiding Criminal Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey for Vicinage XV.  During law school, she was a member of the Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic, was the Managing Editor for the

competitive Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, interned for the Honorable Martin A. Herman, J.S.C., and clerked for a private law firm.




A graduate of the University of Delaware (B.S.), and Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D.), she is admitted to the bar in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District of New Jersey, the United States Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. 



7 Consecutive Years as Recipient of Super Lawyers, Rising Star Designation (2013 – 2019)

2011 – “Top 40 Under 40” Recognition by the Atlantic City Jaycees and Atlantic City Weekly

2015 – “Top 20 Under 40” Recognition by SJ Biz Magazine

2018 – Person of the Year Honoree by Jersey Man/Philly Man Magazine




Seminar Presentations


                Your Employees and Their Issues

                     October 21, 2022, Zoom Platform, NJCPA Society

            Mandatory Vaccines

December 15, 2021, Zoom Platform, Southern Shore Human Resource Management Association of NJ  

            Cannabis in the Workplace

April 21, 2021, Zoom Platform, Cape May County Chamber of Commerce

What Employers Need to Know: LGBTQ Employees and Workplace Discrimination

January 13, 2021, Zoom Platform, Cape May County Chamber of Commerce

            Getting Back to Business Following COVID-19: Employer FAQs

                     July 9, 2020, Zoom Platform, NJCPA

Vacation and Resort Torts

                        August 9, 2019, Atlantic City, New Jersey State Bar Association

Running and Winning Workshop

May 20, 2019, Pennsauken High School, League of Women Voters of Camden County

                  Benefits and Risks of Employee Handbooks and Your Options

March 14, 2019, Manahawkin, Marine Trades Association of New Jersey

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave

December 14, 2018, Cape May Court House, Cape May County Chamber of Commerce

Bridging the Gap Between C-Suite Executives and Young Professionals

January 9, 2018, Deptford, Southern New Jersey Development Counsel

Effectively Managing Employees Who Are Experiencing Crisis

May 10, 2017, Galloway, Southern Shore Human Resource Management Association of NJ

                  Equal Employment Laws: Title VII, ADEA, GINA, EPA, PDA, and    More

                              April 10, 2017, Cherry Hill, New Jersey Business Institute

                  Equal Employment Laws: Title VII, ADEA, GINA, EPA, PDA, and More

                              April 5, 2017, Atlantic City, New Jersey Business Institute

Marital Status Means More Than Single, Married or Divorced: The recent New Jersey Supreme Court case of Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad

                           October 18, 2016, Linwood, NJCPA

                  Social Media: Legal Pitfalls for Employers

                           September 9, 2015, Somers Point, New Jersey, Southern Shore Human Resource Management Association of NJ

                  Social Media and the NLRB

                           October 2014, Somers Point, NJCPA

                  Retaining Expert Witnesses to Support Employment Law Claims

April 30, 2014, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, New Jersey Business Institute

Healthcare Reform: What an Employer Needs to Know

                           April 10, 2014, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Marsh McLennan

                  SAFE Act & Other NJ Leaves

February 19, 2014, Galloway, New Jersey, Southern Shore Human Resource Management Association of NJ                

                  FMLA & FLSA

May 15, 2013, Somers Point, New Jersey, Southern Shore Human Resource Management Association of NJ



Board Member, Pitman Education Foundation

Volunteer, MBCA Scholarship Committee

Volunteer Mediator, Atlantic County Special Civil Division

Volunteer Speaker, NJSHRM

Volunteer Speaker, NJSCPA

Inaugural Attorney Coach for Pitman High School’s Mock Trial Team

2016 – 2021, Councilperson for the Borough of Pitman

                     Borough of Pitman, Director of Public Safety 2016-2019

                     Borough of Pitman, Director of Public Events 2020

                     Borough of Pitman, Director of Public Property 2021



            New Jersey State Bar Association

         Gloucester County Bar Association

         Atlantic County Bar Association

         Southern New Jersey Development Council

         Vincent S. Haneman Inn of Court (2006 through 2018)

Founding Member of Cooper Levenson, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Founding Member and Originator of Cooper Levenson Women’s Committee