Wilentz Shareholder John Keefe, Jr. will be presented with the 2021 James J. McLaughlin Award by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). Each year the NJSBA’s Civil Trial Bar Section presents this award to individuals who demonstrate “civility, legal competence and professionalism in the practice of civil trial law.” The award will be conferred at the at the McLaughlin Awards Dinner on Monday, October 3, 2022 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at The Palace at Somerset Park.
At Wilentz, John is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and an integral part of the firm’s Personal Services Marketing Committee. Previously, John served as the Managing Shareholder of Keefe Law Firm, a litigation boutique he founded in 2005, known for achieving top verdicts and settlements in complex litigation. A former president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, his achievement included building diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, launching a mentoring program for new lawyers and leveling the malpractice playing field.
In his practice, John is a certified Civil Trial Attorney. He has litigated disputes of personal injury, toxic exposures, medical drug and device injury, and class action in both State and Federal Courts throughout New Jersey.