Ronald L. Tobia, Esq. and his daughter, Jill Tobia Sorger, Esq., established the firm of TOBIA & SORGER ESQS., LLC, specializing in management labor relations and construction law. Prior to forming Tobia & Sorger Esqs., LLC, Mr. Tobia practiced labor relations law for thirty-six (36) years with Schwartz, Tobia & Stanziale, a firm he and his partners organized in 1971. Ms. Sorger also practiced labor relations law at Schwartz, Tobia & Stanziale for thirteen (13) years prior to the establishment of the new firm.

The attorneys of TOBIA & SORGER ESQS., LLC have a combined total of over sixty-two (62) years of experience in representing both large and small employers in all stages of development, from newly established businesses to large public companies and New Jersey State Authorities.

Mr. Tobia served for fifteen (15) years as Special Labor Counsel and Special Litigation Counsel to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (from 1991 to 2006) and for five (5) years to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (from 1999 to 2004). Mr. Tobia also served as Special Labor Counsel to the Associated General Contractors of New Jersey (from 2000 to 2003) and Fisher Island Florida Community Association (from 1999 to 2009). He currently serves as Special Labor Counsel to the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey (since 1978), a position he has held for over thirty (30) years).

In representing his clients, Mr. Tobia has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements with almost every major trade union in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Tobia brings to the bargaining table extensive experience in management labor relations in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Tobia handles all types of litigation, including NLRB and PERC proceedings, strikes and picketing, federal and state labor, discrimination and harassment litigation, contract negotiations, administration and arbitrations. He also has considerable expertise in the construction industry. Because of his broad experience in the management-labor relations area, Mr. Tobia is frequently called upon by trade organizations to conduct seminars on labor relations issues.


TOBIA & SORGER ESQS., LLC represents private and public sector Employers in all aspects of Employer-Employee/Union and Non-Union Relations:

•Negotiation and Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements;

•National Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Commission proceedings;

•Arbitration and Mediation proceedings before the NJ State Board of Mediation, the American Arbitration Association, and other entities;

•Taft-Hartley Fund Matters;

•Federal District Court Litigation in New Jersey, New York, and Florida;

•Drafting and Administration of Employment Policies, Manuals and Agreements;

•Prevailing Wage Rate and Wage & Hour matters before the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as all State Departments of Labor;

•Litigation of Employee Claims of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Entitlements under Family and Medical Leave, Wrongful Discharge and Disabilities;

•Training and instruction regarding preventing and handling harassment and discrimination in the workplace;

•Litigation of complex federal and state matters regarding ERISA, OSHA, EEOC, ADA, WARN, and Pension and Welfare matters at all levels.