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Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’ Partner Receives James J. McLaughlin Award

Posted on September 16th, 2008

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that the Honorable Jack L. Lintner a member of the firm, is the recipient of the James J. McLaughlin Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Civil Trial Bar Section. The Award is presented annually to a lawyer or former judge who has demonstrated civility, legal competence, and professionalism in the practice of civil trial law. The Award Dinner will be held on September 16, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Past recipients of the McLaughlin Award include two retired Superior Court judges, the Honorable L. Anthony Gibson and the Honorable John E. Keefe, Sr.

The NJSBA mission is to serve, protect, foster and promote the personal and professional interests of its members and to serve as the voice of New Jersey attorneys to other organizations, governmental entities and the public with regard to the law, legal profession and legal system. NJSBA also promotes access to the justice system, fairness in its administration and encourages participation in voluntary pro bono activities. The Association also provides educational opportunities to New Jersey attorneys to enhance the quality of legal services and the practice of law. The Civil Trial Bar Section of NJSBA provides a forum for the professional advancement of civil trial attorneys. It also improves and promotes the administration of justice in civil trial practice.

Judge Jack L. 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.

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