Leonard V. Jones was recently sworn in as the Young Lawyers Trustee for the Union County Bar Association. The Union County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) provides newly and recently admitted lawyers the opportunity to network and enhance their professional development by interacting with attorneys across different practices. The YLD cosponsors numerous events for the bar association and the general public throughout the year.
Robert A. Cappuzzo will speak at The PIP No Fault College 2021, a webcast presented by leaders in the field of insurance law to educate attorneys on new strategies, case law, and rules in PIP and no fault insurance law. The webcast will take place on December 7, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
CLMC was honored to be named to the list of “Best Law Firms” in the 2022 edition U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. The Firm received Tier 1 distinction in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Litigation–Labor and Employment, and Litigation–Municipal. This is the tenth year in a row the Firm has earned this award.
John V. Mallon, Chair of the Firm's Insurance Defense Department, and Cheyne R. Scott, Chair of the Firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, were selected by the New Jersey State Bar Association as Professional Lawyers of the Year. This award is presented annually by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Commission on Professionalism in the Law to attorneys who, by virtue of their conduct, competence and demeanor, set a positive example for others in the profession.
Cheyne R. Scott will speak at Lawline's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit on Tuesday. The first event of the summit will feature leading lawyers, judges, professors, entrepeneurs, and social activists exploring why the legal profession is lagging in diversity and how to create solutions for meaningful change. The webcast will take place on October 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. From 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Cheyne will be discussing how to combat impostor syndrome for minority attorneys.
Managing Partner Ralph J. Lamparello and Partners Cindy Nan Vogelman, John V. Mallon, Steven L. Menaker, Kenneth A. Porro, Philip W. Lamparello, and Raymond J. Seigler have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Raymond J. Seigler and Ashley L. Matias Represent 13-Year-Old Victim of Racist and Sexist HarassmentJul 30, 2021
Raymond J. Seigler and Ashley L. Matias are representing an East Brook Middle School student in her suit against the Paramus School Board and her bully. The student, the only Black child in her class, was subjected to repeated racist and sexist harassment that the School was aware of but failed to stop. The harassment included heinous racial slurs, slander designed to ostracize the student, and threats of violence. As a result, the student’s mental health declined. She no longer wanted to attend school and suffered from stress-related injuries, eventually receiving psychological counseling after threatening to harm herself. Her parents considered leaving the country.
John V. Mallon recently completed his one-year term as President of the New Jersey Defense Association. He will now serve as Chair of the NJDA Board. The NJDA held its first in-person event since 2020 in Cooperstown, New York for its 55th annual convention.
Leonard V. Jones was recently selected for the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) Leadership Academy from a record number of applicants. The NJSBA selected 15 attorneys for the 2021-2022 Leadership Academy. The attorneys selected for the Leadership Academy represent all corners of the legal community, belonging to large and mid-size firms to government service to solo practices, and hailing from all parts of the state.
John V. Mallon obtained two successful verdicts in virtual trials for defense clients held remotely via Zoom this past month. In both trials, the jury deliberated for less than an hour.
The first was a liability-only trial held in Bergen County in May. Litigation arose out of a long-standing family dispute which culminated with the plaintiff alleging his aunt, the defendant, ran him down with her car. The defendant denied it and said the plaintiff jumped on the hood of her car and refused to get off. After the plaintiff declined to dismount from the vehicle, the defendant drove a mile to the police department. The jury found that the aunt was not responsible for the incident which resulted in her nephew on the hood of the car.