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Stephen A. Oliwa, III

Stephen A. Oliwa, III


Newark, NJ
New York, NY

How Stephen Helps Clients

Stephen represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, trade secrets, and enforcement of restrictive covenants. He helps clients navigate their complex disputes with zealous advocacy and a strategic focus on results.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Stephen served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karen L. Suter, J.A.D., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, where he helped the panel adjudicate complex criminal and civil appeals, including employment litigation under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael P. Wright, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, where he spent much of his time in the courtroom working alongside Judge Wright on the bench, and gained valuable insight into effective courtroom advocacy. 

In law school, Stephen focused on advanced legal writing and persuasive advocacy programs. He had the honor of being selected as a legal writing Teaching Fellow and he was elected by his peers as Editor-in-Chief of the law journal, after being published in his second year. He also contributed to the Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic, where he achieved successful outcomes representing indigent clients in civil litigation matters in New Jersey.

What Clients Can Expect

When working with Stephen, clients can expect a fully engaged and hardworking advocate. Focusing on the various needs of each client, Stephen is able to work for tailored results. His attentiveness and commitment to excellence allows him to build and foster long-term relationships with clients.

Preparation is the key to success—in law or anything else.  When you are prepared, you can be confident.  When you are confident, people become confident in you.

Outside the Office

Stephen enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family.  He is an avid golfer and sports fan, who tries to attend as many games as he can in his free time.  He also enjoys good Italian food and is searching for a meatball better than his grandma’s (he has yet to find one even close).

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