Email: sholroyd@jslex.com

Phone: (215) 351-0670

Stephen J. Holroyd

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Stephen J. Holroyd has over 25 years of labor law experience and is widely recognized by union leaders as a fierce advocate for labor and employment work before state and federal courts, arbitration tribunals, and administrative agencies.

Steve’s practice encompasses the representation of labor unions in both the private and public sectors, and includes virtually every phase of labor relations. He represents unions and their members at all levels of state and federal litigation and advocates on their behalf before numerous boards, agencies and commissions, including the National Labor Relations Board, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state equivalents. Steve also has served as counsel in hundreds of grievance and interest arbitrations, and regularly participates in contract negotiations and mediations. He very active in appellate matters and has argued numerous cases before the Supreme and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania and federal courts in the Third Circuit.

Long involved in the labor movement, Steve served as a shop steward and executive board member with Local 106 of the International Union of Electric, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO, from 1985 through 1990. After graduating from law school, he worked for the National Labor Relations Board’s Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia Regional Offices from 1990 through 1997. During his tenure with the Board, he served as President and Secretary of Local 22 of the National Labor Relations Board Union from 1991 through 1994.

Steve was President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association in 2010-11, and served as LERA’s Treasurer from 2006-09.  He has been honored by “Best Lawyers in America” from 2008 to present, and “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” from 2017 to present. In June 2018 he was elected as a Fellow of the College and Labor and Employment Lawyers. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, plays several instruments, and is heavily involved in soccer as a player, coach, and historian.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law, Camden, Juris Doctor, 1990
  • Rutgers University Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, 1987