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Christopher J. Carey Receives Distinguished Legislative Service Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Christopher J. Carey received the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Distinguished Legislative Service Award at the Association’s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December 12, 2008 at the New Jersey Law Center. He is a Washington Township (Bergen County) resident and attorney with the Morristown law firm of Graham Curtin, PA.

The award recognizes Mr. Carey for his efforts on behalf of the NJSBA to advance legislation that would shorten the statute of limitations for legal malpractice from six to two years and to eliminate so-called Saffer fees.

An NJSBA member since 1992, Mr. Carey is a member of the Civil Trial Bar Section and is past chair of the Malpractice Insurance Committee. He is also a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.

Mr. Carey graduated from Seton Hall University Law School and was an adjunct professor of products liability and torts from 1987 to 1995. His practice is concentrates on litigation and professional malpractice defense. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York, before the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, the Eastern, Southern, Northern, Western Districts of New York, and the District of Nevada. In addition, he is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeal, Third Circuit and Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

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