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Ufberg & Associates, LLP

Ufberg & Associates, LLP
310 Penn Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503
Phone: (570) 341-8800
Fax: (570) 341-8801
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Firm Size: 4 Lawyers
Primary Contact:
Robert Ufberg

Firm Description

Ufberg & Associates, LLP is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier management-side labor and employment legal team. Our mission is to provide employers with creative, effective, and proactive solutions to workforce management challenges and their attendant legal issues.

While no amount of work or preparation can completely prevent the occurrence of all workplace challenges, our clients have found our hallmark proactive approach to be extremely effective in preventing and minimizing such issues.

Our objective is to work with our clients to do right, do well, and address minor issues before they become major problems. Our role is not only as attorneys, but also as advisors, counselors, trainers and coaches.

Attorney Biographies

Robert Ufberg
Robert Ufberg is a founder and the managing partner of Ufberg & Associates, LLP, exclusively counseling and representing employers in various industries in their labor and employment issues since 1975. Representative industries include media (newspaper, radio), health care, human and social services, manufacturing, construction, education, municipal, and transportation. Bob concentrates on assisting employers with workforce planning and strategies, negotiation and administration of labor contracts, and other labor law issues in both private and public sectors. He litigates labor cases before state and federal courts, labor boards, labor arbitrators and administrative agencies.

Bob was born and raised in Shenandoah, PA. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and Villanova University School of Law. He is a member of the Pennsylvania bar as well as various county bars and state and federal trial and appellate courts, and frequently lectures on labor and employment topics to lawyers, human resources professionals, trade associations, and on behalf of organizations such as the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNPA) [now the PNA] and the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA).

Mary Walsh Dempsey
Mary joined Ufberg and Associates as Senior Counsel in June of 2012. Before joining the firm Mary was employed at the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office. Prior to that, she spent 20 years at O’Malley & Langan, P.C., where she litigated employment matters involving the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mary has spoken on local, state and national levels regarding employment law and has authored or co-authored numerous articles on multiple topics regarding employment law. In 2011, she was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed on no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state by Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 areas of practice that have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mary is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, the University of Scranton and the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State. She is a member of the Lackawanna Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where she serves on the committee for Women in the Profession, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, the Workplace Injury litigation Group, and a former President of the Association of Women Lawyers in Lackawanna County.

John T. Ellis
John T. Ellis joined Ufberg & Associates LLP as an Associate in February of 2006. Prior to joining the firm, John was a law clerk for Richard V. Rappaport & Associates, a Long Island law firm specializing in employment law. He also served as a certified legal intern in the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office.

John represents employers in unemployment compensation hearings, and provides support on labor and employment cases before the National Labor Relations Board, state labor boards, and other federal and state labor agencies. He has appeared in court proceedings, labor arbitrations, and unemployment hearings. He also counsels with employers regarding discrimination, wage and hour problems, disability accommodation, leaves of absence, reductions in force, and other employment issues. John actively participates in Ufberg & Associates’ training arm.

John holds both an undergraduate degree and a masters degree in history from the University of Scranton. He is a graduate of the Hofstra University School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New York.

Christina Fisher
Christina Fisher, of counsel with Ufberg & Associates, practices throughout the Commonwealth. Her employment practice includes preparing employee handbooks, policies, employment contracts, and separation agreements, counseling on disciplinary matters, and representation in administrative appeals. Attorney Fisher also provides labor representation in both the public and private sectors through collective bargaining, grievances arbitrations, and unfair labor practices. She also defends business and health-related professionals with fines, application denials, and license suspensions and revocations by the licensing boards under the State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. Christina dedicates her free time to the Wills for Heroes program for which she is the organization’s Regional Manager and Dauphin County Coordinator. Pennsylvania Super Lawyers named Christina as a 2012-2013 Rising Star.

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