Andrew T. Fede has more than 30 years of legal experience practicing in Hackensack, New Jersey. His practice areas including appellate litigation, commercial and governmental civil litigation, municipal law, zoning and planning, labor and employment, employment and other forms of discrimination, wrongful termination, probate law, real estate law, and constitutional law. He has served as the attorney for the Boroughs of Bogota, Maywood, and Norwood, and for the Township of Mahwah. He has been the planning board attorney, zoning board attorney, library board attorney, and special counsel in six other New Jersey municipalities. Mr. Fede is a certified mediator in the New Jersey Superior Court mediation program for civil, general equity, and probate cases, is an arbitrator in the Bergen County Superior Court contract/commercial arbitration program, and has been appointed by several Superior Court judges to serve in cases as mediator, arbitrator, special master, and condemnation commissioner.
Since 1986 he has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Most recently he has been teaching a legal writing course in the University’s Department of Political Science and Law. He is the author of numerous articles on legal topics, which have appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal, the New Jersey Lawyer newspaper, the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the Labor & Employment Law Quarterly, the Municipal Law Review, the New Jersey Municipalities Magazine, and The Record newspaper. A legal historian, he is the author of Roadblocks to Freedom: Slavery & Manumission in the United States South (2011) and People Without Rights: An Interpretation of the Fundamentals of the Law of Slavery in the U.S. South (1992), which was republished in 2011, as well as five scholarly articles that appeared in the Cardozo Law Review, the American Journal of Legal History, the Law and History Review, and FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians. He also authored biographies of New Jersey judge Andrew Kirkpatrick and New Jersey judge and influential corporate lawyer James B. Dill in the American National Biography (1999) and of Dill in the Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (2009), an article on “Slave Codes” in the Macmillan Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1998), and three book reviews that were published in the American Journal of Legal History.
He has been involved in more than 17 officially reported cases, and has argued five times before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has been involved in cases that include:
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