Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C.

  • Established in 1998
  • Firm Size 4
  • South Jersey Attorneys Handle Employment and Civil Rights Matters
  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (2)
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About this firm


Whether you’re involved in a workplace dispute, a civil rights conflict or some other legal disagreement, an experienced attorney gives you the best chance to protect your interests and resolve your case successfully. At Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C., we are an accomplished law firm handling various types of civil litigation and administrative matters throughout Southern New Jersey. With offices in Linwood, Pitman and Cherry Hill, our firm has a detailed understanding of the region’s legal landscape. Our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined legal experience and are proven leaders in civil litigation, particularly disputes that relate to employment and municipal matters. For individuals, businesses and municipalities, we aggressively pursue justice inside and outside the courtroom.


To secure the best possible result in trial or appellate litigation, choosing the right attorney is essential. Individuals and companies rely on us because we are:

Established — Since 1998, our firm has developed a reputation throughout the state for delivering effective counsel to plaintiffs and defendants. Attorneys A. Michael Barker and Vanessa E. James have earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition of their legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with their work.

Skilled — Whatever your specific legal concern might, be, we have the legal background and local knowledge to pinpoint innovative solutions that other lawyers overlook.

Accomplished — Our firm’s attorneys have successfully concluded more than 350 jury trials in a wide variety of matters, including key victories in police litigation, employment matters and cases involving public officials.

We offer a free initial consultation so that you can obtain an informed overview of your legal situation before taking action.

Areas of Practice


For clients seeking representation in the southern half of New Jersey, we provide exceptional advocacy in practice areas including:

Employment law — We handle a full range of employment law issues on behalf of both workers and businesses.

Civil rights — If you or a family member has been discriminated against when seeking public accommodations, education or housing, the firm’s lawyers can advise you of your civil rights and assert a legal claim where appropriate. We also assist government clients who have been accused of violations.

Labor and employment law for managers — Our firm provides authoritative counsel on labor and employment law for managers and other supervisors so that they can operate effectively and overcome worker lawsuits.

Police brutality — In cases of alleged police brutality, we conduct a detailed investigation and have a thorough knowledge of the rules that apply to law enforcement personnel.

Municipal law for government — Throughout South Jersey, our firm delivers thorough advice on municipal law for government, business and individual clients.

No matter how complex or challenging your case might seem, we will work relentlessly to develop and execute a successful strategy.

Contact a knowledgeable South Jersey attorney for a free initial consultation

Barker, Gelfand, James & Sarvas, P.C. advises South Jersey clients in civil rights, employment law and other litigation matters. Please call 855-516-1362 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices, located in Linwood, Pitman and Cherry Hill.

Areas of Practice (24)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Police Brutality
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Districts
  • Elected Public Officials
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Issues
  • Municipal Law for government
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Administrative Law
  • Public Law
  • Police Canine Law
  • Civil Appeals
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Public Liability Defense
  • Federal Practice
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury

People (4)

Civil Rights, Employment Law, Police Liability, Public Officials Liability, Commercial Litigation

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Peer Reviews
3.2/5.0 (1) Review

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5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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