Joseph S. Fine, Esq.

Arbitrator and Mediator

Joseph S. Fine

31 Trinity Place
Montclair, New Jersey 07042



Joe Fine is a full-time neutral. He specializes in the arbitration and mediation of labor and employment disputes.

He has represented parties in hundreds of arbitration proceedings and in mediations and other negotiations resulting in collective bargaining agreements which helped to avoid strikes or bring them to a resolution. He has often appeared before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.


Partner, Reitman Parsonnet, P.C., Newark, New Jersey 1986 to 2008

Associate, Eisner & Levy, P.C., New York, New York 1982 to 1985

Staff Counsel, District 65, UAW, 1984 to 1985 


Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey

Rutgers University, Livingston College, New Brunswick, New Jersey



Joe has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and as a member of the labor section of the American Bar Association. He was one of the editors of How to Take a Case before the NLRB, published by the ABA and the Bureau of National Affairs. He was Coordinator of the National Doctors Alliance, SEIU/Healthcare. He is a member of the State Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section and the Labor and Employment Research Association.

Joe has been an adjunct professor of collective bargaining at Rutgers University and a guest lecturer at colleges, law schools and adult education and apprenticeship programs.

He has been a frequent speaker and coordinator for the annual National Labor Relations Board Conference co-sponsored by Region 22 of the Board, the Bar Association, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Joe has represented unions and employees in the garment and textile industries. He has extensive experience in trucking, transportation, longshore, warehouse and retail industries as well as the building trades and the public sector. He has also represented professional employees in law, journalism, health care and education.

He has represented the boards of benefit funds jointly run by employers and labor organizations. He has also served as a volunteer member of the executive boards of various not-for-profit organizations.

Joe’s wide experience helps him to understand the legitimate and sometimes competing interests of all parties. It facilitates his ability to assist parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements when possible. It also helps him to fairly and realistically decide cases when appropriate.