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Edward J. Bonett, Jr., Esq., is a seasoned Senior Labor Relations Attorney whose focus is representing employers in union contract negotiations and unfair labor practice proceedings. With over two decades of experience at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Philadelphia, Edward has honed his skills in all facets of litigation, from investigating unfair labor practice charges to litigating National Labor Relations Act cases. With a wealth of experience in labor law and dispute resolution, coupled with exceptional interpersonal skills, Edward J. Bonett, Jr., Esq., Counsel, is a distinguished legal professional respected by peers on both the management and labor sides. Known for his proven track record in resolving disputes and his adeptness at distilling complex legal matters into understandable concepts, Mr. Bonett is a confident litigator, public speaker, and persuasive legal writer.

Mr. Bonett has litigated cases in U.S. District Court, demonstrating his prowess across various industries including construction, gaming, delivery services, education, and healthcare. As a guest lecturer on picketing law and a mentor to numerous legal interns, he has shared his expertise generously, contributing to the development of future legal practitioners.

During his tenure at the NLRB, Edward served as a hearing officer, presiding over evidentiary matters and ensuring the fairness of workplace union elections. His role involved drafting complaints, subpoenas, motions, and post-trial briefs, showcasing his meticulous attention to detail and legal acumen. Edward's ability to negotiate settlements and mediate labor and employment disputes has earned him a reputation as a fair and practical advocate.

Prior to his career at the NLRB, Edward served as a Visiting Scholar at Temple University and the Pennsylvania Legislative Office Research Liaison (LORL). During this time, he advocated for Temple University, organized a pioneering conference on e-commerce, and researched legal issues for state legislators, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to advancing legal knowledge.

Edward's comprehensive experience, coupled with his dedication to providing strategic counsel and advocating for his clients' best interests, makes him a valuable asset to Genova Burns LLC. Edward brings a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to the firm's labor law practice, where he continues to excel in representing employers and counseling clients on labor relations matters.

In addition to his extensive background in labor law, Mr. Bonett has notable experience in public housing policy, life coaching, youth sports administration, and government affairs. His diverse skill set enables him to navigate multifaceted issues with finesse, offering comprehensive solutions to complex challenges.  As an avid storyteller, he has multiple published books about his journey growing up in South Philadelphia, as well as a YouTube channel SingToMeEddie.


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  • President, Nether Swarthmore Baseball League (2017-2019)
  • Member, St. John Chrysostom Parish Pastoral Council (2019-2023)
  • Former Board Member, Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia (2006-2012)
  • Chairperson, NLRB Region 4 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for charitable giving (2004 – 2019)
  • Former President, St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Lodge, Order Sons of Italy (2008-2013)
  • Eucharistic Minister and Lector
  • Associate Captain, Men of Malvern Retreat League
  • Longtime baseball and basketball coach
  • Published author of three books: “Bella Vista,” “Post-Ops: Inspiration for No Fear Living,” and “Light Dawns Always.”

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