Lloyd Freeman, a Partner in Archer’s Haddonfield office, assumed the presidency of the Garden State Bar Association (GSBA) June 10 for its 2017-2018 year. He was sworn in at the Association’s 42nd Annual Scholarship Awards & Gala held at the Sheraton in Atlantic City. Mr. Freeman had previously served on the Board of Directors of the Garden State Bar Association.
Regarding election as President of the Association, Mr. Freeman stated, “I am extremely excited to lead this organization. During my administration, the GSBA will continue to encourage diversity and inclusion within the profession, and the advancement of minorities throughout our state. We will accomplish this through relevant programming, dedicated mentoring and zealous advocacy.”
An affiliate of the National Bar Association, New Jersey’s oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges, the GSBA assists African-Americans and other ethnic minorities in becoming an effective part of the judicial and legal systems. The Association seeks to advance the science of jurisprudence, improve the administration of justice, support initiatives designed to improve economic condition of all individuals, and eliminate discrimination and inequality based on racial, ethnic or sexual considerations. The GSBA establishes programs and projects to pursue, support and facilitate the implementation of these goals.
Mr. Freeman, a resident of Sicklerville, concentrates his practice on commercial and complex civil litigation. He has a wide range of experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues, primarily representing clients in matters involving consumer fraud, real property, franchise, business torts and other issues related to business and contractual disputes. His work includes representing governmental entities, public agencies and private entities in tort and contract litigation matters.
Mr. Freeman received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 2007 and his B.B.A., cum laude, from Howard University in 2004. He is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and Pennsylvania Bar, and is a member of the Camden County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and the Association of the Federal Bar of NJ. Mr. Freeman is an Executive Board Member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and Immediate Past Chancellor of the Rutgers Law School Alumni Association. In 2017, South Jersey Biz Magazine named him one of South Jersey’s 20 Under 40. In 2015, he received the Young Lawyer Award from the Garden State Bar Association, and in 2010 he received the Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Archer P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia, PA.; New York, NY; and Wilmington, DE. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.
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