Ann Kiernan

Ann Kiernan, Esq. is in private practice in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she focuses on preventive law for employers. As part of her commitment to helping management create fair and respectful workplaces and prevent costly employee lawsuits she presents in-person workshops and online classes on managing within the law; corporate compliance; legal pitfalls in e-mail and internet use; harassment prevention; wage and hour issues; legal and effective hiring; and workplace violence prevention for employers large and small, around the country. Since 2004, Ms. Kiernan has also presented courses across the nation for human resources professionals on employment law issues, especially the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and on conducting internal investigations. She has litigated claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as matters before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Her articles on employment issues have appeared in national and local legal publications, and she is the author of chapters in several books on litigation and court procedure.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, JD
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, AB, History