Honorable John E. Wallace, Jr. Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from TANJ

The Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (“TANJ”) has presented its Daniel L. Golden Lifetime Achievement Award to John E. Wallace, Jr., Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice and Counsel to the firm.  Justice Wallace was honored at the organization’s 55th Annual Trial Bar Awards Reception on October 5, 2023 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey.

TANJ, whose membership includes both plaintiff and defense attorneys from the civil and criminal bars, works to promote the interests of the public at large, litigants involved in civil and criminal cases, and the bench and bar.  Its Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates individuals who, by their dedication to the profession, have particularly enhanced the reputation of attorneys and the practice of law through their dedication and exemplary service.

Justice Wallace’s career as a jurist spanned over twenty-five years.  Appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey in 1984, he was elevated to the Appellate Division in 1992 and nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court in 2003.  While in the Superior Court, Justice Wallace served in the Criminal and Civil Divisions, as well as the Family Part in Gloucester County.  He has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Task Force for Minority Concerns, the New Jersey Ethics Commission, the Judiciary Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court Special Committee on Matrimonial Litigation, the Appellate Division Rules Committee and he was the Chair of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Admissions, Chair of the Advisory Board for the Assistance Fund for New Jersey Court Families (Fund Advisory Board), and Vice Chair of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination.  As Counsel to the firm, Justice Wallace concentrates his practice in mediation, arbitration, and complex litigation.

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