Best Lawyers Names Lee M. Hymerling New Jersey Family Lawyer of the Year

March 26, 2009

     Best Lawyers, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications, has named Lee M. Hymerling as the “New Jersey Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year” for 2009.

     A longtime Partner at Archer, P.C., in Haddonfield, Hymerling is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In addition to naming him New Jersey’s Family Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers is recognizing Hymerling as one of a distinguished group of lawyers listed in Best Lawyers every year since its inception 25 years ago. These attorneys will be honored at the Best Lawyers 25th Anniversary Event in Atlanta, Ga., April 23-25, 2009.

During nearly four decades in practice concentrated in family law, Hymerling has guided more than a generation of clients through difficult personal and legal matters with expertise and compassion. Through his service on numerous committees appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court and his active membership in the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), Hymerling has played a pivotal role in shaping family law in New Jersey. A former Chair of the NJSBA’s Family Law section, Hymerling was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Part Practice Committee for more than two decades and served as Chair of its Committee on General Procedures and Rules, playing a major role in making recommendations later adopted by the Court. In the past, he also served for nearly 15 years on the Court’s Disciplinary Review Board, including six years as Chair. Hymerling is also a founder New Jersey Family Lawyer magazine, served for almost two decades as its Editor-in-Chief and continues to serve as the publication’s Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. He lives in Haddonfield with his wife, Rosie.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers announced this year it is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community, including the State of New Jersey, is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2009), is based on more than 2.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

     Archer, P.C., is a full-service law firm with more than 175 lawyers serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 years. The firm has offices in Haddonfield, Princeton and Flemington, N.J., as well as in Philadelphia, Pa., Wilmington, Del., and New York City. For more information, visit

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