2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E320

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E320
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law
November 18, 2009

In This Issue:

1. Patel v. New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

2. Congratulations to South Brunswick Varsity Soccer Team on Becoming Middlesex
County Champions!

3. Join Us for Community and Non-Profit Events:

4. New YouTube Videos

1. Patel v. New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission(A-86-08) 11-10-09

The unsafe driving ticket is no points for offense one and two. The 3rd gives the driver 4 points, unless there is more than 5 years between the 2nd and 3rd offense. The Supreme Court held Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.2(e), the exemption provision for assessing motor vehicle penalty points for an unsafe driving offense that occurs more than five years after "the prior offense," "the prior offense" refers only to the most recent preceding offense based on both a plain reading of the statute and a review of the legislative history. Thus, the Motor Vehicle Commission correctly imposed motor vehicle points on Patel for having a fourth unsafe driving conviction in 2007, only one year after the date of her prior, third, unsafe driving offense.


2. Congratulations to South Brunswick Varsity Soccer Team on Becoming Middlesex
County Champions!

First county championship in School history. The Vikings captured their first GMC boys soccer county tournament title with a 1-0 victory over North Brunswick. Chase Adams scored the games only goal 10 minutes into the second half off an assist from Bishoy Garis. Nick Goswami made two outstanding saves in the first half and Mike Heyer and the back line held off the Raider attack in the second half.

In the Semi-Finals, South Brunswick defeated Woodbridge. The Vikings used a big
second half to earn a trip to the GMC county finals for the third time in school history. After being down 1-0 at the half, the Vikings exploded for four goals
in the second half. Midway through the second half, Bishoy Garis headed home a Patrick Harkness corner kick. After Woodbridge scored to regain the lead 2 minutes later, the Vikings responded 1 minute later on goal by Patrick Harkness. With less than 10 minutes left, Mike Heyer scored the game winner heading in a Patrick Harkness
flick. Brendan Vercammen iced the game with a rocket that found the upper 90 with
3 minutes to play.

Boys team was also the GMC Red Division champs 2008, 07, 06

Championship Varsity members were:

Andrew Atalla
Jayson Boynton
Frank Capraro
Kelsey Choice
Kwadwo Darkwa-Anto [Junior]
Taylor Denno
Jeff Dunleavy
Brian Foley
Zach Frazier
Bishoy Garis
Patrick Harkness
Michael Heyer
Michael Kitching
Jared Kling
Dan Michael
Gabriel Nunez
Anthony Parel
Carlos Roman
Tyler Smith
Shaun Sterner
Brendan Vercammen
Drew Weinstein
Tyler Armstrong
Nick Goswami

Winning Team Photo from Home News Tribune

3. Join Us for Community and Non-Profit Events:

November 21, 2009
Manasquan Turkey Trot 5-mile Manasquan
11am party at taverns after race discount beer

November 23, 2009
NJ State Bar Municipal Court Section meeting 4pm Monday free for members
Important votes on the pending Interlock Legislation amendments.
Guest Speaker will be Sam Sachs on "Alcotest Digital Discovery, what to ask for,
and what to do with it once you get it"

November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2009
Born to Run 5 mile Freehold Friday Free beer at Court Jester tavern 11am

December 3, 2009
Colonia Oak Ridge School " Juvenile Law in NJ and Juvenile Delinquents in Court"
Ken V's last lecture of 2009

4. New YouTube Videos
[Not fancy, intended to provide up to date information]

Elder Law and Estate Planning Tips

Bus Accidents and Injury

Living Wills for Police and Law Enforcement

Watch all 100 Videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/kvercammen

Monday, November 16, 2009

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E319

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E319
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

November 10, 2009

In This Issue:
1. New Jersey Military Vets, Towns to Commemorate Veterans Day.

2. After Juvenile Complaint Filed, No Miranda Waiver in Absence of Counsel.
3. MVC/DMV Can Suspend NJ DL for Florida DWI Two Years Ago.
4. For Domestic Violence, Calls Must be Annoying or Threatening.
5. Upcoming Community Events:

Greetings Kenneth Vercammen,

1. New Jersey Military Vets, Towns to Commemorate Veterans Day. By New Jersey Local News Service Local military veterans will be holding services and other events this week to commemorate Veterans Day.

The holiday, originally called Armistice Day, was created to honor veterans of World
War I. The armistice effectively ending the war was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. In
1954, Congress passed legislation setting Nov. 11 as a day to honor American veterans
of all wars.

EAST BRUNSWICK -- "Salute to Veterans," to honor those who served our country, 6p.m. Wednesday, Veterans Park, East Brunswick Municipal Complex, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center. Call (732) 390-6850.

PERTH AMBOY -- Veterans Day Ceremony, co-sponsored by VFW Post 663 and American
Legion Post 45, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Veterans War Memorial, Sadowski Parkway; followed
by the unveiling of the Veterans' Mural at 2 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers.
Call (732) 826-0290.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK -- Veterans Day Observance Ceremony, veterans from VFW Post 9111 and American Legion Post 401 will present ceremonial wreathes in honor and memory of veterans of all branches of the service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, South Brunswick Municipal
Building, Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction. Call (732) 329-4000.

2. After Juvenile Complaint Filed, No Miranda Waiver in Absence of Counsel. State
in the Interest of P.M.P. ___ NJ ___ (2009) A-5156-07T4

The filing of the complaint and the obtaining of a judicially approved arrest warrant
by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office was a critical stage in the proceedings,
and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-39B(1), P.M.P. had the right to counsel and could not waive that right except in the presence of and after consultation with his attorney counsel. Therefore, the trial court properly granted P.M.P.'s motion to suppress his statement.

3. MVC/DMV Can Suspend NJ DL for Florida DWI Two Years Ago. Carrasco v. N.J. Motor
Vehicle Commission ___ NJ Super. ___ (App. Div. 2009) Unreported. 05-2-4275

The Motor Vehicle Commission's two-year delay in suspending the appellant's New
Jersey driving privileges following his conviction and license suspension in Florida
for driving under the influence of alcohol did not constitute double punishment, since an offender has no legal right to concurrent suspension periods. Nor did the delay constitute a factual dispute that would have entitled the appellant to an MVC hearing, since the reason for delay in the issuance and transmittal of notice by Florida officials was not material to the mandatory action taken by the MVC upon
receipt of that notice.

Source: Daily Briefing June 24, 2009

4. For Domestic Violence, Calls Must be Annoying or Threatening. Quesada v. Gonzales
App. Div. 2009, 20-2-4202, decided June 17, 2009, Unpublished.

Deferring to the trial court's assessment of credibility and its finding that plaintiff failed to show the elements of harassment where it was not alleged that the offending telephone call was made at inconvenient hours or in offensively coarse language or in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm, and that even if defendant had threatened to beat her, that in itself does not constitute an act of domestic violence,and that the court was justified in considering the context and backdrop of the parties' relationship, including any ulterior motive of the victim whose safety is allegedly threatened, the panel affirms the trial court's dismissal of plaintiff's temporary restraining order and the denial or her request for a final restraining order. Unreported.

Source: New Jersey Law Journal June 1, 2009

5. Upcoming Community Events:

November 12, 2009
Lecture to Edison Police on Recent Criminal Cases
November 14, 2009
Colonial Park 5K Turkey Trot Colonial Park, Somerset 9:30

November 21, 2009
Manasquan Turkey Trot 5-mile Manasquan 11am party at taverns after race discount

November 26, 2009
Ashenfelter 8k USATF

November 27, 2009
Born to Run 5 mile Freehold Friday Free beer at Court Jester tavern 11am

November 29, 2009
Navesink Challenge 15k and 5k, Middletown, NJ 732-542-6090 Quality JSRC event with
Race director Dave Z. Free food and discount beer at Outback you get the maximum award you deserve.

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E318

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E318
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

In This Issue:
1. Kenneth Vercammen, Edison Attorney was selected a 2009 NJ Super Lawyer in the
Criminal Law- DWI section

2. New Trial Where Attorney Did Not Advise Defendant of Mandatory Deportation.

3. Police Can Arrest Juvenile if Curfew Violation and No ID.

4. Connect with us on Facebook Social Networking Websites for People and Businesses.

5. If You Are Hurt On The Job, We Can Help.

Greetings Kenneth Vercammen,
Happy Halloween Week!

1. Kenneth Vercammen, Edison Attorney was selected a 2009 NJ Super Lawyer in the
Criminal Law- DWI Section for the Second Year in a Row.

Of over 79,000 attorneys in New Jersey, only three were selected as Super Lawyers
in the Criminal Law- DWI category.

Law & Politics performs the polling, research and selection of Super Lawyers in a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers is a comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys, representing a wide range of practice areas, firm sizes and geographic locations. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in each state or region are named Super Lawyers.

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2. New Trial Where Attorney Did Not Advise Defendant of Mandatory Deportation.
State v. Nunez-Valdez 200 NJ 129 (2009)

There was sufficient credible evidence for the trial court to conclude that defendant
was misinformed by counsel and that he would not have pled guilty if he had received
accurate information that his plea would result in deportation.

3. Police Can Arrest Juvenile if Curfew Violation and No ID. State in the Interest
of R.M. 408 NJ Super. 304 (App. Div. 2009)

A juvenile who is found on the streets in violation of a municipal curfew ordinance
and is unable to produce any identification may be arrested and detained until identification can be produced and the juvenile released to the custody of his or her parents.

A juvenile who is arrested for a curfew violation may be searched incident to that
arrest before being transported to police headquarters.

4. Connect with us on Facebook Social Networking Websites for People and Businesses
Kenneth Vercammen was a speaker for the American Bar Association at the Defending
Internet Related Crimes Seminar at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago July 31st and
with Jay Foonberg of Beverly Hills for Estate Planning & Probate on August 1st.
A newer way to connect with friends and other business owners is become active in
online social networking websites. At the American Bar Association Annual meeting
the ABA Elder Law Committee of the GP Solo Division included details in this program
which also looks at online social networking

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5. If You Are Hurt On The Job, We Can Help

On the job injuries are common. If you have an injury or illness due to your job,
you may be entitled to receive money under workers' compensation laws.

If you are hurt on the job or suffer a job-related illness, call us to find out
about obtaining workers' compensation benefits. They can be vital in providing for
your medical care and the care of you and your family while you are not working.

Call promptly so you do not risk losing benefits because you waited too long. Don't
get hurt twice, let us help you get the maximum award you deserve.

Editorial Assistance of this email newsletter was provided by Umair Hussain. Mr. Hussain is currently a second year law student at Rutger's School of Law and is
participating in Kenneth Vercammen's Internship Program.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

KENNETH VERCAMMEN – resume and community involvement

KENNETH VERCAMMEN – resume and community involvement
Attorney at Law
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
Kenneth Vercammen is an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney who has published 125 articles in national and New Jersey publications on probate, estate planning, criminal and litigation topics. He often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association.
Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor's Association.

 He is the past chair of the NJ State Bar Association Municipal Court Section. He is the Deputy chair of the ABA Criminal Law committee, GP Division. Kenneth Vercammen was selected one of only three attorneys as a Super Lawyer 2009 in NJ Monthly in the Criminal - DWI.
He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published by New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He is the Editor in Chief of the New Jersey Municipal Court Law Review. Mr. Vercammen is a recipient of the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award. He has successfully handled over One thousand Municipal Court and Superior Court matters in the past 18 years.

Since 1985, his primary concentration has been on litigation matters. Mr. Vercammen gained other legal experiences as the Confidential Law Clerk to the Court of Appeals of Maryland (Supreme Court),with the Delaware County, PA District Attorney Office handling Probable Cause Hearings, Middlesex County Probation Dept as a Probation Officer, and an Executive Assistant to Scranton District Magistrate, Thomas Hart, in Scranton, PA. He started his career as a trial attorney for Drazin & Warshaw in Hazlet and Red Bank, NJ, and Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl in North Brunswick.

ADMISSIONS: Admitted In NJ, NY, PA, US Supreme Court and Federal District Court

MANAGING ATTORNEY Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC March 1990-Present
Full service Law practice with offices in Edison and Cranbury.

PROSECUTOR Township of Cranbury, Middlesex County, NJ 1991-1999
Municipal Prosecutor for criminal and traffic cases involving Township and State Police
-Acting Assoc. Prosecutor: Carteret Municipal Court, Middlesex County, NJ 2000


Middlesex County Bar Association 2008 Municipal Court Attorney of the Year

NJ State Bar Association- 2005-2006 Municipal Court Attorney of the Year Award

New Jersey Super Lawyers selection 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Who's Who in America 2004

NJ State Bar Association- 2002 General Practitioner of the Year Award

1993 AWARD WINNER "Service to the Bar Award"- New Jersey State Bar Association YLD

-Criminal, DWI and Drug Cases- NJ State Bar Annual Meeting 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 01, 00, 99
-Civil Trial Practice- Middlesex Bar 2004
-Personal Injury Litigation- NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education/ NJ State Bar
2001, 2000,1999,1998,1997,1996,1995,1994,1993,1991
-Municipal Court Handling Serious Cases ICLE/NJSBA-2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002,2001,2000,1998,1997,1995,1994
-NJ Association of Municipal Court Administrators 2002
-Edison Police Auxiliary- Search and Seizure 2002
-New Jersey Network TV- Due Process TV show 2000
-Cablevision TV- Law on the Line 2003, 2001
-Elder Law and Probate NJSBA/ ICLE 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 03,02,01,99,98,97,96

Published 150 separate Law Review and Legal Periodical articles in legal journals such as New Jersey Law Journal, American Bar Association Barrister, New Jersey Lawyer, ABA Law Practice Management, and New Jersey State Bar Association's Dictum. Listed on www.njlaws.com.


East Brunswick Adult School 2009, 2008
Middlesex County Police Chiefs 2009- Living Wills
Middlesex County College- Wills & Probate 2007
Edison Adult School -Wills, Elder Law & Probate- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 [inc Edison TV], 2001, 2000,1999,1998,1997
- Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education/ NJ State Bar ICLE/NJSBA 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996
-Elder Law and Estate Planning- American Bar Association New York City 2008, Miami 2007
South Plainfield Seniors- New Probate Law 2005, East Brunswick Seniors- New Probate Law 2005
Old Bridge AARP 2002; Guardian Angeles/ Edison 2002; St. Cecilia/ Woodbridge Seniors 2002;
East Brunswick/ Hall's Corner 2002;
-Linden AARP 2002
-Woodbridge Adult School -Wills and Estate Administration -2001, 2000,1999,1998,1997,1996
Woodbridge Housing 2001; Metuchen Seniors & Metuchen TV 2001; Frigidare/ Local 401 Edison 2001; Chelsea/ East Brunswick 2001, Village Court/ Edison 2001; Old Bridge Rotary 2001; Sacred Heart/ South Amboy 2001; Livingston Manor/ New Brunswick 2001; Sunrise East Brunswick 2001; Strawberry Hill/ Woodbridge 2001;
-Wills and Elder Law - Metuchen Adult School 1999,1997,1996,1995,1994,1993
-Clara Barton Senior Citizens- Wills & Elder Law-Edison 2002, 1995
-AARP Participating Attorney in Legal Plan for NJ AARP members 1999-2005
-Senior Legal Points University of Medicine & Dentistry UMDNJ & St. Peter's-2000, 1999,1998
-East Brunswick AARP Wills 2001; -Iselin/ Woodbridge AARP Wills 2000
-Metuchen Reformed Church; Franklin/ Somerset/ Quailbrook Seniors 2001
-North Brunswick Senior Day 2001
-Wills, Elder Law and Probate-South Brunswick Adult School & Channel 28 TV 1999, 1997,1993
-Wills and Estate Planning-Old Bridge Adult School 1998,1997,1995
-Senior Citizen Law-Perth Amboy YMHA 1995; Temple Beth Or 2002;
-Wills, Living Wills and Probate-Spotswood Community School 1995,1994,1993
-Wills and Probate-Sayreville Adult School 1997, 1996,1995,1994
-Living Wills-New Jersey State Bar Foundation and St. Demetrius, Carteret 1994
-Wills and Estate Planning-Edison Elks and Senior Citizens January 1994
-"Legal Questions Clinic" Metuchen Adult School March 1995,1994,1993
-Estate Planning to Protect Families-Metuchen Chamber of Commerce April 1993

SPECIAL ACTING PROSECUTOR: Woodbridge, East Brunswick, Metuchen, South Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Cranbury, South Plainfield, Clark, South River, Hightstown, Carteret, Jamesburg, Berkeley Heights on conflict matters. Past President- Middlesex Municipal Prosecutor's Association. Previous experience with the Delaware County, Pennsylvania District Attorney Office, Middlesex County Probation Department and Scranton District Magistrate Office.

Metuchen Public Defender 2001- present Edison Public Defender 1990-1991

KENNETH VERCAMMEN- Community Service

NON- PROFIT: -Edison Elks-Presiding Justice 1993- Present
-Y.B. CHOI TAE KWON DO (Korean Karate)- 4th degree Black Belt awarded 2008 3rd degree 2004 ; 2nd degree December 1993, 1st degree Black Belt December 2001
-Raritan Valley Road Runners- Comeback of the Year Award 2002 and ranked Master Distance Runner; state champion 20,000 meter team 2005

New Jersey State Age Group Champion Garden State Games 5,000 meter run 1993
-Bishop Ahr/St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. Alumni Society
Elected Vice-President 1989-1990; Class of 1977- 25 year Reunion Chair
-Edison 14th District Committeeman Elected 1988-1994
-St. Francis Cathedral- Church Lector 1990-1994
-University of Scranton, North Jersey Alumni Chapter Co-Chair, Fall Social 1988
-Knights of Columbus-Fourth Degree Knight, Edison Council
Edison NJ Essay Contest Chair 1992,1993
Metuchen Chamber of Commerce, Past member Edison Chamber of Commerce;
Raritan Valley Road Runners RVRR Rumson HashHouse Harriers
Central Jersey Road Runners CJRR Jersey Shore Triathlon Club JSTC
Freehold Area Running Club FARC Scranton Area Organization Runners SOAR
Jersey Shore Running Club JSRC USATF- US Athletic Track & Field
Sandy Hook Triathlon Club First Place- Bergen Bar 5k Law Day Run May 2001 South Brunswick Running Group- President First Place- CJRR Summer 5K 2002
First Place: Cocoa Beach 2 mile 2008, 2007; Cranford Run for Lupus 4 mile 2006, JSRC Twilight run 2006. Indian Trials Middletown 3m 2005,2004; Stroudsburg 5k 2005, 2004; Wildwood 5k, Ocean Winter 4 mile, Edison Lannie 5k, 2004; Washington DC Run for Justice 5K 2002
CJRR Age group champ 2005,2004, 2002, 1996, 1995
New York Marathon top 100 NJ Finisher

ACTIVITIES: Married 1989, one son born 1991, daughter born 1994
Weekend Road Running Races, Triathlons, Soccer
Tae Kwon Do Karate

Summer Blast/Ireland Brook Neighborhood Sponsor
So. Brunswick Soccer Asst. Coach Travel 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 98
So. Brunswick Athletic Assoc.-Team Sponsor and helper with son's team
So. Brunswick Viking 5k- volunteer
South Brunswick 5K running Race volunteer
So. Brunswick Bicentennial Volunteer
Neighborhood Picnic Sponsor 1998-2009
So. Brunswick 50 Mile Bike Volunteer and 50 mile Finisher
Holt for Congress Volunteer

CHARITABLE: American Cancer Society-Chairman
Annual Summer Fundraiser Picnic- 1987,88,89,90,91,92
Chairman, Annual Christmas Fundraiser- 1987,88,89,90,911,92
Recipient-Young Professionals Award-Sept. 1988, Sept. 1989
Board of Manager's - 1989-1994 Founder and Chair-Young Professionals Group

KENNETH VERCAMMEN, ESQ. Education & Awards

LEGAL EDUCATION: The Widener/ Delaware Law School, J.D., May 1985
Class Rank: Top Ten Percent
Awards: Honor Grades: Federal Income Tax, Business Organization, Criminal Law, Advanced Advocacy, Family Law, New Jersey Practice, Unfair Trade Practices, Professional Liability.
Outstanding Service Award Recipient in Graduation Ceremony
Delaware Merit Scholarship - 1983, 1984
Provincial Winner - Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity Graduate of the Year Award
Who's Who in American Law Schools

Law Review- Senior Staff-Member
Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Senior Editor 1984-1985
Winner - Sixth Annual Trial Advocacy Competition
First Prize - Delaware Law School/ATLA Environmental Law Essay Contest
Delaware Law Forum, Casenote Editor

Working Scholar- Hon. Philip Gruccio, Assignment Judge of Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May, Salem Counties
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Delaware Chapter Treasurer
Law School Running Club - President
Research Assistant - Dean Arthur Weeks
Publications- Published in Law Review and wrote more articles than 75% of law faculty members

PRELEGAL EDUCATION: University of Scranton B.S., January 1981
Major: Political Science: Graduated Cum Laude in 3-1/2 years
- Cited in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities;
- Dean's List; Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society; Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
- Varsity Cross- Country - Team Captain and Record Holder of Indoor Half-Mile
- District Magistrate Thomas Hart- Paid Law Clerk/ Executive Assistant
- Pre-Law Society Public Relations Director
- Voter Registration Drive Coordinator
- Internship with Pa. Representative Hon. Fred Belardi
- School Newspaper Staff and Sportswriter
- WYRE radio station sports caster
- 3rd Place Wrestling Tournament
- Campus Bowl Intellectual Competition (Team Captain)
- Trustee Day Volunteer, Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer
- Senior Class - Hard Rockers Social Committee Chair
-Alumni Society-Estate Planning Council 1997-Present
- Class of 1981 20 year Reunion Executive Committee member 2001 -25 Year Reunion Co-chair

Attorney at Law
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional organization in the world with more than 400,000 members

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION - National Appointments:

General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division
-Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Committee- Chair 2008-2009, 2006-2007
-Elder Law Committee Chair 2005- present, Vice Chair 1996-1999
- Criminal Law Committee Deputy Chair 2006-present
- Tort, Personal Injury and Insurance Committee Chair 2005- 2006
-Deputy Chair and Newsletter Editor-GP Marketing Legal Services Committee 1993 -1996
- Probate & Estate Planning Committee- Newsletter Editor & Vice Chair 1997-1999, Vice Chair 2005
-Litigation Committee Member 1993 - present

-Elder Law, Estate and Probate ABA Chicago Annual Meeting
-Elder Law and Probate New York City 2008 Annual Meeting
- Improving Your Elder Law & Estate Practice San Francisco, CA 2007
-Elder Law and Estate Planning- ABA Miami 2007
-Elder Law Practice, New Ethical Ideas to Improve Your Practice for Clients ABA Hawaii 2006
-Marketing Success Stories ABA Toronto 1998
-Opening a Business-Sayreville Adult School 1997,1996,1995
-Olympians of Marketing- ABA Annual Meeting-Orlando, Florida 1996
-Unique Marketing Techniques & Client Relations III ABA Annual Meeting-Chicago 1995
-Starting a Business-Brooklyn Bar Association 1995,1994
-Personal Marketing & Relations - 1995 Miami ABA meeting LPM Personal Marketing Skills IG
co-sponsored by four Major National Bar Sections and committees
-How to Start a Practice-1994 New Orleans ABA Annual Meeting LPM primary sponsor
-1993 New York Annual Meeting "Marketing for Small Firms"

-Co-Chair with Jay Foonberg-ABA LPM Personal Marketing Skills Group 1998,1997,1996,1995,1994
-Speaker at many ABA Annual Meetings
-National Liaison and ex-officio member of Law Practice Management Section Council 1993 - 1995
-National Chair - Law Practice Management Committee YLD 1992-1993
-Chair and Newsletter Editor-Marketing Legal Services Committee 1996-1997,1999-2000
ABA Attendance at Leadership Conferences and participation at following Annual and Sectional meetings: Chicago 2009, New York 2008, Philadelphia GP 2007, San Francisco 2007, Washington GP 2007, Miami 2007, Hawaii 2006, Philadelphia LPM 2005; Washington DC 2002; Philadelphia 2002; London 2000, New York 2000, Atlanta 1999, Beverly Hills 1999, Cancun LPM 1998, Naples-LPM 1997; Captiva 1996, Orlando 1996, Coronado LPM 1995, Chicago 1995, Miami 1995, Washington D.C. GP 1995, Vancouver LPM 1995, New Orleans 1995, Napa, CA LPM 1994, Colorado LPM 1993, New York 1993, Boston 1993, San Francisco 1992, Cleveland GP 1992, Scottsdale AZ 1991, Los Angeles 1990, Hawaii 1989, Philadelphia 1988, Toronto 1988, New York City 1986, Washington DC 1985

Attorney at Law
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
New Jersey State Bar Association- Municipal Court Section Chair 2003-2004, Vice Chair 1999-2002; Chair of Municipal Court Education Committee 1996-Present
Middlesex County Bar Association Chair Municipal Court Practice Committee 1997-2008
County Bar Board of Trustees 2000- 2006

New Jersey State Bar Association -General Practice Section-Board of Directors 1995- Present

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR Middlesex County College
Edison, NJ February, 2001-April, 2001; Jan. 1990-May, 1991
Instructor of "Criminal Law and Procedure" and Business Law. Taught college students the elements of crime and the criminal procedure system. Explained the incidents before and after trial and analyzed the impact of the Constitution on crimes and criminal procedures.

New Jersey Superior Court - Certified Mediator 1997-

New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Courts 2000-2005

Other Speaking
-Update of Municipal Court-NJSBA Annual Meeting Atlantic City 1999,1997, 95, 94
- Cranbury Twp Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse 2004, 2002
-ATLA-NJ - New Jersey Courts 1991
-Intoxicated Driver Resource Center/IDRC - DUI Law 1999, 1991
-Preventing the Impaired Driver-Coalition Against Impaired Drivers 1992
-Winning Lawsuit Threshold Cases NJSBA 1992
-WCTC Radio Mid-Day Legal Advisor - Criminal and Traffic Laws 1991 and 1990
-Computers in Litigation-NJSBA Law Office Management 1994
-Self Defense Law in New Jersey - Cranbury Police Dept. 1997,1993,1992

Self Defense and Home Protection - Speaker - New Brunswick Crime Watch - 1989
-Wills and Power of Attorney 1991 Edison Democratic Association
Defending Speeding Cases - New Jersey State Bar Association/NJSBA - 1989
-Family Law & Domestic Violence Trial Practice NJ State Bar Association 1995,1994,1993
-Automobile Insurance - Middlesex County College - 1990
-Criminal & Juvenile Courts Piscataway Vo Tech – 1990
-Living Wills-Dean Witter and Nordstroms, Menlo Park Mall October 1992; Trusts and Living Wills-Dean Witter, Metro Park, June 1992; Estate Planning-North Brunswick Republican Club May 1992;

Make a Wish Foundation- Co Chair 19th Annual Summer Blast 1994 in Belmar, NJ
Co Chair Christmas Fundraiser 1993
Jersey Shore Medical Center Chair-18th Annual Summer Blast to Benefit the Jersey Shore Regional
Trauma Center at Bar Anticipation, Belmar 1993
American Red Cross Elected to Board of Directors 1988-1991