Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP proudly announces that two of our attorneys – Cameryn J. Hinton and Jemi Goulian Lucey – have been selected as recipients of a 2019 “Professional Lawyer of the Year Award.” They will be honored at the Professionalism Awards Luncheon sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey.
The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law notes that the awards “are presented annually to carefully selected lawyers from bar associations across the state who, by virtue of their exemplary conduct, competence, diligence and demeanor, set a positive example for others … bolstering the public perception of the bar and shining a light on the good work that lawyers do.”
This year, Ms. Hinton was selected for recognition by the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey (ABWL-NJ), of which she is Immediate Past President. She comments: “I am honored to be selected by the ABWL-NJ to receive the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. As a young attorney, I have resolved to uphold the gracious advocacy that best serves the practice of law and the pursuit of justice, and am heartened by this recognition from my colleagues and mentors.”
Ms. Lucey was selected for recognition by the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA), of which she is President-Elect. She comments: “I am humbled to be the NJWLA’s selection for this year’s Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. This recognition is particularly meaningful to me as it represents the coming together of two of my core professional values – supporting women in the profession and the need for, and value of, civility in the practice of law.”
Ms. Hinton concentrates her practice in civil litigation, including commercial business disputes, liability defense, and administrative law including regulatory disputes. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Division of Law in the Personnel, Community Affairs, and Elections Section. As an active member of the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Ms. Hinton has led a variety of special initiatives for the organization, most notably establishing the Young Lawyers Division and its Annual Law Student Forum for Professional Development.
Ms. Lucey is a trial attorney who concentrates her practice on employment, higher education and professional negligence law. She represents private and public entities and institutions of higher learning in employment discrimination and retaliation actions, professional negligence matters, Title IX claims, and business disputes. She also lectures and consults on human resources law and guides employers through the practical implications of various state and federal laws affecting employers. In addition to her NJWLA role, she is Chair of the NJSBA Federal Practice and Procedure Section, Secretary/Executive Board Member of the YWCA Northern New Jersey, and a Trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.