Everett M. Johnson Named Among NJBIZ’s 2022 Leaders in Law Honorees


Wilentz Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Public Finance Department, Everett M. Johnson has been named a NJBIZ 2022 Leaders in Law honoree. The award was conferred to Everett at the NJBIZ award ceremony held on May 24 at The Palace at Somerset Park.

Over his 21-year legal career at Wilentz, Everett ascended from a 2L summer associate, to an equity shareholder, to become the first African American member of the firm’s Management Committee. Today, Everett is Co-Chair of the Public Finance Department, leads the firm’s Diversity Committee, and serves on its Professional Evaluation Committee. In 2021, Everett led a new 1L Diversity Summer Program for diverse law students.

He serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the NJ Children’s Foundation, and as a member of the Board of Trustees to the United Community Corporation and Greater Oaks Legacy Charter School.

NJBIZ Leaders in Law list (https://njbiz.com/njbiz-announces-2022-leaders-in-law-honorees/) is published by BridgeTower Media. Chosen by a panel of independent judges experienced in the justice system, honorees were selected based on their “outstanding dedication to their occupation and to their communities.” No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.