About Attorney Bryan Arce: An ex-chef and a rising Star in Employment Law

Attorney Bryan Arce is an employment law expert practicing in various states located along the East Coast of the US.

If you are based in New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia, and New York and facing issues in your workplace, then Mr. Arce might be the best person to represent you.

In this article, we will take a closer look at his background, practice areas, achievements, and contact information.

Who is attorney Bryan Arce

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Bryan Arce was born in Torrance, California, and grew up in Holmdel, New Jersey.

A multi-linguist, he is also fluent in Spanish and German.

Mr. Bryan Ace is a passionate and empathetic attorney who offers free services but on a contingency fee basis. This means that he offers free legal services but will charge you a percentage of the settlement that he helps you win.

Before becoming a lawyer, he worked as a chef for 12 years in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.

His experience in the food service and hospitality industry gave him a unique insight into management-employee relationships and the issues common to employment law.

When asked what pushed him to be an attorney, Bryan Arce replies ” I get to fight for employees who cannot fight for themselves in the legal realm. I get to help David stand up to the corporate Goliath.”

Some of the skills used by Mr Arce in the resolution of his client’s disputes include negotiation and mediation,

Educational Background

Bryan Arce is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

Bryan Arce attended Brooklyn Law School, where he obtained a Juris Doctorate in 2009.

Career Progression

After graduating from culinary school, Mr. Arce worked for 12 years as a chef in the US, Mexico, and Europe.

According to attorney Bryan Arce, the experiences he had while working as a chef sparked his interest in becoming a lawyer.

While at law school, he worked as a judicial intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the Honorable Erin M. Stilp, where he gained invaluable familiarity with workplace discrimination and wrongful termination matters from a judge’s viewpoint. He also learned how judges evaluate workplace discrimination and wrongful termination cases.

After finishing law school and getting admitted to the New York State Bar, attorney Bryan Arce began his career as a counsel at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, LLC. He served at this firm from July 2009 until November 2016.

Currently, he is a managing partner at Phillips & Associates, PLLC where he began working in 2016,

Attorney Bryan Arce is the founder of the Arce Law Group which opened its doors in 2011.

In addition, from 2018 until 2021, attorney Bryan Arce volunteered in the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Office of Attorneys Ethics, and the District Fee Arbitration Committee for the IX District (Monmouth County).

Bryan Arce Practice areas

Attorney Bryan Arce is an employment law expert with particular expertise in sexual harassment claims.

An employment litigation expert and also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, attorney Bryan Arce represents employees in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Washington D.C. in cases involving:

  • employment discrimination
  • sexual harassment at workplaces
  • retaliation
  • wage and hour violations
  • whistleblower claims
  • severance agreements
  • wrongful termination.

Attorney Arce handles cases under federal, state, and local laws that protect employees from discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour violations.

Attorney Bryan Arce practices law in the following federal courts. The US District Court for:

  • the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
  • the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
  • the District of New Jersey
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
About Attorney Bryan Arce: An ex-chef and a rising Star in Employment Law
Attorney Ace (2nd from left) with colleagues from the Arce Law Group. Image from Arce Law Group.

Professionally, attorney Bryan Arce is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA/NY).

Bryan Arce Achievements

Bryan Arce has been named or selected to various prestigious awards and honors for his excellence in employment law.

Some of his achievements include:

  • A selected member of the Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2015 to 2021
  • A member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Consisting of 1% of US lawyers, this forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership to the forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements

Additionally, Bryan Arce and his associates have been part of million-dollar-plus verdicts for their clients. Some of these verdicts include:


If you are an employee experiencing discrimination or harassment in the workplace, you can contact Bryan Arce for a free consultation and legal representation. You can reach him by email, phone, or fax.

  • Byan Arce Email: barce@tpglaws.com
  • Bryan Arce Phone: (212) 248-020
  • Bryan Arce Fax: (212) 901-2107

Bryan Arce is based in New York City and works at the law firm of Phillips & Associates. The firm’s address is 45 Broadway 430 New York, NY 10006. You can also click this link to visit the firm’s website.


Bryan Arce is a New York City employment discrimination attorney and a managing partner at the law firm of Phillips & Associates.

He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, a Million Dollar Advocate, and a Lawyer of Distinction for his outstanding achievements in representing employees who have been subject to harassment and other misconduct in the workplace.

Bryan mostly represents the rights of employees whom their employers have mistreated.

Additionally, he has a wealth of experience and knowledge in handling various types of employment law cases and has achieved remarkable results for his clients.

He is also a recipient of numerous awards and honors that attest to his skill and professionalism.

If you are looking for an employment discrimination attorney who can help you with your case, you should consider contacting Bryan Arce today.