Jack L. Lintner, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be honored as Outstanding Jurist by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Northern New Jersey Chapter. He will be honored at the Chapter’s Annual Spring Dinner on May 24.
ABOTA Northern NJ Chapter President Scott A. Parsons believes Lintner is deserving of this award because he has had a “long and distinguished career, continues to actively practice and provide to us models for excellence we all would like to believe we strive to emulate.”
Founded in 1957, the primary purpose of ABOTA is the preservation of the civil jury trial, “Justice by the People.” The organization seeks attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.
A resident of Hillsborough, Judge Lintner focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution, insurance coverage issues and appellate advocacy consultation. He served 20 years in the New Jersey State Judiciary, appointed to the Appellate Division in 1999. He was a Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division from 2006 through his retirement in 2008. Judge Lintner began his judicial career as a trial judge in the Superior Court in Middlesex County in 1988, where he spent nine years in the civil court attaining the positions of Presiding Judge of the Civil and Chancery Divisions. During his tenure as a trial judge, he presided over the State tobacco litigation and dissolution of the Health Insurance Plan of New Jersey. While serving in the Law and Chancery Divisions, he was responsible for setting up and participating in numerous successful court-run mediation and settlement programs.
During his judicial career, Judge Lintner published over 100 opinions. He served on the Appellate Attorney Standards, the Appellate Division/Assignment Judge Liaison Standing and the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committees. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Procedure Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.
Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1988, Judge Lintner’s practice concentrated on civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He was a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He specialized in tort, products liability, construction, and insurance coverage litigation.
Judge Lintner has lectured extensively on a variety of topics for the New Jersey Judicial College and Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a recipient of the 2008 James J. McLaughlin Award from the Civil Trial Bar Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Association.
Judge Lintner earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1969, and his B.S. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1966. He is a member of the American, New Jersey State, Somerset County, and Middlesex County Bar Associations.