Archer partner, Carlos Bollar, was honored with the prestigious Margarita Echevarria Trailblazer Award by the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ). Carlos received the award on April 1 at the HBA-NJ’s 42nd Annual Scholarship Gala & Awards Dinner at Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury.
The Margarita Echevarria Trailblazer Award, named after the HBA-NJ’s first president, pays tribute to her courage and foresight as a trailblazer for New Jersey Hispanic lawyers. The award recognizes individuals who have dared to blaze new trails and break through glass ceilings to advance the cause of Hispanic lawyers, and help create opportunities for the Hispanic community as a whole.
Carlos has been a deeply committed member of the HBA-NJ and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), serving in various Board positions over the years. Carlos is a past president of the HBA-NJ. He is also the immediate past president of the HNBA. He previously served as the HNBA’s National Finance Director. Prior to that, he served as the Regional President for Region III. Carlos is a past recipient of the HNBA’s Latino Lawyer of the Year Award. Carlos also serves on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey State Bar Association.
In his practice, Carlos represents clients in complex toxic tort, product liability and environmental litigation matters. He has over 20 years of experience handling environmental litigation cases in all of the contexts in which they arise, including single plaintiff cases, mass actions involving hundreds of plaintiffs, class actions and defending clients against state and federal government. Carlos also serves as the co-chair of the firm’s environmental justice group.
Carlos is a frequent presenter on topics regarding diversity in the legal profession and issues affecting the Hispanic business community. In the past, Carlos was honored by the multi-platform news media organization Al Día as one of the top attorneys in the Philadelphia region. He was named to the Nation’s Best List by Lawyers of Color. He was also named Professional Lawyer of the Year by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, as well as being named as one of the 55 Most Influential Latinos in New Jersey by the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey.
Founded in 1928, Archer is a full-service law firm serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals. The firm provides litigation and transactional services in nearly every area of law, including business counseling, labor & employment, real estate, health care, intellectual property, family and matrimonial, personal injury, public finance, tax, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, land use and environmental law. With 175 attorneys, Archer has nine offices, including Voorhees, Hackensack, Princeton and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA; Wilmington, DE; New York, NY; and Houston, TX.