Richard Shaklee is a graduate of Rutgers University and a cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law.  During college, Mr. Shaklee was a member of the Rutgers Army R.O.T.C. and served in the United States Army Reserve following graduation. While in Law School, Mr. Shaklee was a case and note editor of the Boston University School of Law Probate Law Journal.

Following Law School, Shaklee was a Law Clerk to the Honorable James J. Petrella, Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Entering into private practice in 1993, Mr. Shaklee has been affiliated with several law firms in Monmouth County and is now a partner in the firm McLaughlin Stauffer & Shaklee, P.C.

Shaklee concentrates his practice in Employment and Labor matters, Civil Litigation, Local Government matters and Mediation.  He has expertise in handling employment matters in Court and administrative agencies in contractual disputes, harassment and discrimination matters, whistleblower, wage disputes and other employment matters. He provides experienced representation in claims and situations involving the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Shaklee has many years of experience representing local government entities, including acting as labor counsel for numerous public entities such as Manalapan Township, Wall Township, Hightstown Borough and Jamesburg Borough.  He is currently Borough Attorney for the Borough of Roosevelt and the Borough of Interlaken and Board Attorney for Monroe Township, Fire District No. 2.

He is listed on the New Jersey Superior Court Roster of Mediators and has mediated disputes in employment, real estate, construction, contractual and many other areas and has settled many cases brought before him in alternate dispute resolution.

Shaklee is member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Monmouth County Bar Association, on which he serves on many committees, including chairing the publications committee. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum.

He resides in Wall Township with his wife, Eileen, and son, George.

Posted March 24, 2017