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Jeffrey L. Kreisberg

Fighting to Protect Clients’ Rights for Nearly 50 Years

As one of the founding partners at Kreisberg & Maitland, Attorney Jeff Kreisberg focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. After graduating from American University Law School in 1971, he began a career at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 29 where he helped workers to protect their rights and receive fair treatment. He then worked as an associate in two labor and employment law firms before starting his own practice, Kreisberg & Maitland, LLP with his partner Gary Maitland, in 1987.

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Labor and Employment Law Specialties

Jeff handles employment and labor cases of all kinds. He has represented cases involving unfair labor practice cases at the National Labor Relations Board and has appeared before federal and state courts in cases of employment discrimination, overtime, sexual harassment and related cases.

He has also brought cases involving the New York state civil service law including Article 78 proceedings, New York City Civil Service Commission appeals, and other administrative agency matters. He has handled hundreds of arbitrations and mediations before the American Arbitration Association, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, and private alternate dispute resolution panels.

Notable Cases and Decisions

In a case decided by the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Kreisberg represented the plaintiffs regarding age discrimination and arbitration under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. He also worked in a groundbreaking case ruling that an employer may not deny a request for a medical leave of absence using uniform rules providing a maximum period for such leaves.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment law, both employee and employer
  • Labor law
  • Litigation and appeals

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1972
  • District of Columbia, 1971
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982


  • US Supreme Court
  • US Tax Court
  • Super Lawyers