Protecting Your Rights And Interests, No Matter The Issue

Ayesha Krishnan Hamilton Esq.

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Business Law

Biography

Passionate, Tenacious, Ready To Tackle Any Challenge

When clients first meet with Ayesha Hamilton, they find a warm welcome and the assurance that she will provide passionate, tenacious counsel to help them resolve their problems. She takes the time to discover the details of each case and to understand her client’s needs, guiding them to a positive, solution-oriented outcome, in a way that is cost-effective, efficient, and fair.

Ayesha provides in-house counsel services to businesses and for employment related matters across all industries. With 21 years of experience practicing law, her clients value her guidance and seasoned handling of all manner of business transactions and employment matters. She spent years representing employees and employers in various disputes, and now uses her insights to help both companies and individuals when the need arises.  Ayesha understands that litigation is not always the best solution for companies or individuals.  Her experience in business and employment law enables her to develop creative and cost-effective solutions to help her clients reach their objectives.  Ayesha protects her clients from external attacks.

Ayesha has spent much of her career representing employees in their claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace.  She is a passionate advocate for employee rights and is well versed in the arguments that employers use to justify their decisions.   

Ayesha and her team handle all of the legal work for each of her clients. She gives each client her full attention without delegating the critical judgement and experience which is key to a positive outcome. Because her clients know that they have the benefit of that judgement and experience, they can confidently turn their attention back to the important non-legal aspects of their business. Tapping into her legal knowledge and years of experience, Ayesha ensures that her clients receive the best protection possible in each case.

Ayesha Hamilton, Esq. is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She founded her law practice over 17 years ago and focuses on employment law. The team at the Hamilton Law Firm team provides knowledgeable, compassionate and professional legal services to their individual and business clients from their offices located in Princeton, New Jersey.

Ayesha also serves as a trustee for the NJ State Bar Association and is the incoming Secretary of the Mercer County Bar Association (2023) and the current Secretary of the NJ State Bar Association's Women in the Profession Section (2022). She also serves on the NJSBA Diversity Committee and the Committee on Racial Equity in the Law for the NJSBA and is the co-chair of the Mercer County Bar Association's Civil Practice Committee. In addition, she serves on the employment law committee of the New Jersey Association of Justice and is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association-NJ. In 2020, she was appointed to serve on the State Bar's Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC) vetting judicial and prosecutor candidates for the NJ Governor's office and was just elected to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ayesha also serves on the NJSBA Commission on the Future of the Legal Profession, and as the 2021 NJSBA Solo/Small Firm Attorney of the Year, is a vocal advocate for solo/small firm practitioners in our profession. She and her firm are the recipients of the 2022 South Asian Bar Association-NJ Small Firm of the Year Award.

 

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Case Western Reserve University
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History
    • Minor: English

Classes & Seminars

  • Designing Contracts, IFDA/ASID, 2007 to 2007
  • Avoiding Business Liability, IFDA/ASID, 2008 to 2008
  • Presenter, Continuing legal Education, Ethics in billing practices for the New Jersey State Bar Association Solo
  • Presenter, Small Firm Conference, 2015 to 2016
  • Presenter at Solo Small Firm Section , 2014 to 2018
  • Presenter at the NJ State Bar Association Annual meeting- 2018 The Confidence Gap

Representative Clients

  • Mid Level and Senior Executives, Large and Small Corporations
  • Faculty and Administrators in Educational Institutions

Past Positions

  • West Windsor's Public Safety and Emergency Services Department, Council Liaison

Published Works

  • Author, “Employment Law for Employees: Practical Tips on How to Protect Yourself in the Work Place and On Your Way Out.”

Professional Associations

  • Elected to West Windsor Township Council in November 2016 for a 4 year term. Serves as council liaison to West Windsor's Public Safety and Emergency Services Department
  • Neutral Arbitrator for FINRA
  • Neutral Arbitrator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Neutral Arbitrator for NJ Supreme Court District Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Vice Chair, Solo Small Firm Section of the NJ State Bar Association
  • Director, NJSBA Women in the Profession Section
  • Member, Mercer County Workforce Investment Board
  • Frequent lecturer at NJSBA and NJ ICLE continuing legal education courses, presenter at NJSBA Solo/Small Firm Conferences
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2004
  • Montgomery Bar Association, 2004 to 2014
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, 2005 to 2015
  • Certified by WBENC, Woman Business Entrepreneur, 2007
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • National Association of Women Business Owners

Current Employment Position

  • Owner

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • New Jersey, 1999
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Honors

  • Awarded the 2013 Member of the Year Award, The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)