About the SCBA
The Somerset County Bar Association was founded in 1899. The Association has always been dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the legal profession by providing programs such as continuing legal education and lawyer referral services. Association members have included many prominent judges, legislators and attorneys who have served New Jersey and Somerset County with distinction. The Association promotes the highest standards of practice and encourages its members to contribute their time both within the legal community and the community at large.
While the Bar Association focuses on programs and initiatives that benefit our attorneys, the Somerset County Bar Foundation has an external view to serving the needs of our community.
The Officers and Trustees of the Somerset County Bar Association have a long tradition of exceptional service to the legal community and public. Many past Presidents, including the following, have gone on to fill important legal positions:
Frederick W. Hall, President in 1945, served as a Justice of the New Jersey Supreme court and was involved in numerous landmark decisions. John W. Fritz, President in 1962, was appointed to the Appellate Division and served as a Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division for over 10 years. Leon Gerofsky, President in 1937-38, went on to become the Assignment Judge in the Superior Court, Middlesex County. David G. Lucas, President in 1972, served our county well for many years as a Judge in the Superior Court, Law Division. Samuel Chiaravelli, President in 1953, served as a County Judge in Somerset.
Stephen Champi, President in 1973, was the Somerset County Prosecutor in the mid- to late- 70s. James Bowers, President in 1940, served his country as a Brigadier General of the National Guard in World War II and later New Jersey as a State Senator. Raymond Trombadore, President in 1971, Cynthia M. Jacob, President in 1980, and Miles S. Winder, III, President in 1987, went on to serve as Presidents of the New Jersey State Bar. Graham T. Ross served as Somerset County Bar President in 1981, and in 2001, became the Assignment Judge for Vicinage XIII which includes the Superior Courts in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties.
Other past Presidents have become prominent members of the legal community. For example, Richard Norris, President in 1970, is a founding partner of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus,P.A., the largest law firm in Somerset County.
Officers and Trustees
SOMERSET COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
2018-2019 OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
(Effective September 13, 2018)
P.O. Box 134
7 Mt. Bethel Road
Warren, NJ 07059
2000 Lenox Dr
Somerville, NJ 08876
707 State Road
Diane K. Smith, Esq.
Legal Services of NW Jersey
101 Town Center, Suite 117
Warren, NJ 07059