Joy N. Eakley is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in South Carolina. As a brief writer assigned to single plaintiff litigation matters, she formulates and executes briefing strategy for cases. She evaluates and selects legal authority that supports the facts and circumstances of each case and prepares substantive briefs and motions, including complex dispositive motions, motions to compel arbitration, discovery motions and briefings concerning other strategic issues.

Joy previously worked at a leading firm in New Jersey, handling litigation in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York, as well as providing advice and counseling to clients ranging from start-ups to sophisticated large employers.

*Not licensed to practice law in South Carolina.


Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2011-2015, 2017

Order of the Coif

News, Analysis & Press

N.J. Trade Secrets Act: What Will the Impact Be?

New Jersey Law Journal

January 9, 2012

New Jersey Supreme Court To Employers: Discriminatory Pay Decisions Made In Years Gone By May Haunt You For Years To Come

Chartis Insurance Issues Management Group Legal Insights Newsletter

Winter 2011

Court Opens Pandora's Box for Lost Wages in Retaliation Cases

Employee Benefit Plan Review

August 2011

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Insider’s Guide to the New Jersey Appellate Courts, Appellate Practice Compendium, Chapter 46, American Bar Association, chapter co-authors: A. L. Isacoff, K. M. Sundstrom, R. B. Visvader, 2012


  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law, Newark, 2007With High Honors
  • B.A., Kean University, 1992

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York


  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey