Press Release

Edwin R. Matthews Honored
Summit Attorney Receives Professional Lawyer of the Year Award


SUMMIT, N.J. - Edwin R. Matthews received a 2010 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award presented by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law at its Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The New Jersey Professional Lawyer of the Year award is presented in cooperation with bar associations across the state, to lawyers whose character, competence, and commitment to the highest professional standards mark them as outstanding members of the bar.  Mr. Matthews, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, is a partner in the Summit law firm of Bourne, Noll & Kenyon where he heads the firm's litigation practice.  He is a past president of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and has served on its Board of Trustees for over 20 years.  In addition to his participation on a number of committees of various bar associations, Mr. Matthews has lectured frequently at seminars on trial tactics, product liability, rules of procedure, and rules of evidence.  He is a Master of the Worrall F. Mountain Inn of Court and has been an adjunct faculty member of the Seton Hall University School of Law and has served as a Master in its Inn of Court. 

A lifelong resident of South Orange, Mr. Matthews' community activities have included service on the Township's governing body, as its Municipal Court Judge, as its Municipal Attorney and as a member of its Juvenile Conference Committee. 

The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism and the Law is a cooperative venture among the New Jersey State Bar Association, the State and Federal Judiciaries and the three New Jersey Law Schools - Seton Hall Law School, Rutgers-Newark Law School and Rutgers-Camden Law School.  The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law seeks to enhance the spirit professionalism and commitment to traditional values among lawyers and judges in New Jersey through educational programs and related initiatives.
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