Stephen C Richman

Stephen C Richman

Managing Partner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
800-590-4561 (Toll free)

Mr. Richman's practice is concentrated in the representation of individual employees, labor organizations and employee benefit funds in the public and private sectors. He has tried numerous cases to judges, federal and state administrative agencies and labor arbitrators.

He represents many labor organizations and employee benefit funds. He presently serves as labor counsel to the New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police and general counsel to the Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association.

He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and the District of Columbia; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and D.C. Circuits; the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Richman is a past President of the Philadelphia chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association and also a past Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He has been appointed by the American Arbitration Association to serve on the Labor Advisory Council for Eastern Pennsylvania. He is also a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Richman is listed in "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who In American Law", "The Best Lawyers in America", "Philadelphia's Best Lawyers", and "Pennsylvania Super Lawyers". He was designated by Best Lawyers as the Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and 2015. Mr. Richman has been a lecturer at the Temple University School of Law and the Pennsylvania State University on the subject of labor management relations and is a frequent lecturer at labor law seminars. He earned his B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the J.D. Degree from the National Law Center of George Washington University.

Areas of Practice

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee
  • Employee Rights -- Employee
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employee
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Disputes
  • Labor Relations Boards & Proceedings
  • Pensions, Benefits & Compensations -- Employee
  • Sexual Harassment -- Employee
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Unions
  • Wage & Hour Laws
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act -- Employee
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1968
  • New York, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2015


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • B.S.
    • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police
  • Pennsylvania Professional Firefighters Association
  • Public and Private Sector Employees
  • Teamsters Health & Welfare and Pension Trust Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity
  • MAN-U Service Contract Trust Fund (Laborers International Union of North America, AFL-CIO)


  • Robert P. Weiss, CPA
  • MDG, LLC


  • Labor Management Relations, PA State University/Temple University
  • Grievance Arbitration, American Arbitration Association

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Industrial Relations Research Association, Philadelphia Chapter, Past President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Past Chairman
  • Labor Advisory Council to the American Arbitration Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association