Vimal K. Shah, Of Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group, is an experienced trial and appellate litigator focusing on employment law. He represents employers’ interests in all areas of employment and labor law including: employment discrimination claims involving disability, race, sex, religion, age, and sexual harassment; ERISA class action litigation; FLSA class action litigation; contract and discharge arbitrations; employment handbooks; workers’ compensation discrimination; employment law torts; and individual and collective bargaining contracts.

Mr. Shah started his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Harold A. Baker in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.


  • Employment and Labor

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit



Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2007, 2011, Employment Litigation: Defense; Employment & Labor: Employer
  • Received J. Michael Brown Award from DuPont Corporation in 2003.
  • Received Professional Lawyer of the Year Award in 2000, as selected by the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

    — Former Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

  • Member, Essex County Bar Association

    — Former Vice Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section

  • Past President and Former Advisory Board Member, Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey

  • Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee

  • Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character

  • Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns


  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude
  • B.S., Ohio Northern University, with high distinction

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Illinois