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Winder becomes secretary of New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Miles S. Winder became secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association last week. He is on track to become president in 2015.

A solo pracwitioner from Somerset County, Winder took the oath of office at the association’s Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City on May 20.

Winder said he was thrilled to join the executive committee of the state’s largest lawyers group.

“I am floating,” said Winder, who lives and practices in Bernardsville. “It’s now my turn to give back, and that is what I am looking forward to.”

Winder has a long history of activity in the legal community. He has been a member of the state bar association since 1972 and first joined its Board of Trustees in 2003.

He is a former chair of the NJSBA's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and currently serves on the section's Board of Consultors. Mr. Winder is a past president and current trustee of the Somerset County Bar Association and is a member of the Colorado, Florida and American (ABA) bar associations. He is member of the Board of Trustees of Northwest Jersey Legal Services. In addition, he is the past president of the Somerset County Bar Foundation.

Mr. Winder was a member of the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission and was formerly chair of both the District XIII Fee Arbitration and Ethics committees. He serves as a special master for complex ethics matters for the New Jersey Supreme Court and is a counselor to the Joseph Halpern Inn of Court.

Additionally, Mr. Winder is an adjunct associate professor at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, NJ.

He practices estate litigation, estate planning and administration, contracts, real estate and commercial law. He received his law degree from the University of Denver.