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  • Dec 04, 2018Annmarie Simeone to Present Middlesex County Bar Association Ethics Seminar

    Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a co-presenter discussing “All About Ethics Complaints: What Lawyers Need to Know” for the Middlesex County Bar Association (MCBA).  The seminar, approved for 1.5 hours of Ethics/Professionalism CLE credit, will be held at 12:15 PM on Friday, December 14, at the MCBA office in New Brunswick.

    The seminar, Simeone will cover a variety of topics related to understanding the attorney ethics grievance process, including the procedures followed in that process, defending yourself once the grievance is filed, possible outcomes, the appeals process, and avoiding situations that commonly trigger ethics complaints. For more information and to register, visit the MCBA website.

    Simeone concentrates her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation.  She primarily defends management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims and claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability.  Simeone’s work includes the defense of corporations, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, and challenges faced by larger companies.  She also provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on employment issues including employee leaves of absence, workplace investigations, employee discipline, and layoff and termination issues, including the negotiation and design of severance agreements.  Simeone drafts employee handbooks and employment-related policies and procedures and has significant experience protecting businesses from liability by conducting training for supervisors and employees.

    Simeone, Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA), received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990.  In 2013, she was named Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women; in 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the NJWLA; and in 2018, she received the Presidential Leadership Award from the NJWLA.

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  • Jun 30, 2015Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Named Best of the Valley for Best Overall Attorney

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named “Best of the Valley” for Best Overall Attorney in the Lehigh Valley by Lehigh Valley Magazine and is featured in the July/August 2015 issue.  Norris McLaughlin, P.A.was previously named Best Overall Attorney Firm in 2014, and Best Family Law Attorneys in 2013.

    “It is an honor to be named as Best Overall Attorney – an honor we can only accept with thanks to the employees at Norris McLaughlin, P.A.and our clients and friends,” said Matthew Sorrentino, Chairman of the firm.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is a full service law firm with offices in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Bridgewater, New Jersey, and New York City.  The Pennsylvania office was selected as a Morning Call Top Workplace and among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2014.

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