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Robert J. O'Donnell Named Cumberland County Trustee

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-Millville attorney Robert J. O’Donnell was installed as Cumberland County Trustee to the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) at the organization’s Annual Meeting on May 18 in Bally’s Atlantic City. The 45-member Board of Trustees manages the affairs and operation of the association.

A member of the NJSBA since 1995, Mr. O’Donnell was appointed by Chief Justice Deborah Poritz in 2005 to serve as a member of Bench Bar Liaison Committee on Family Division Standardization and Best Practices. The committee is charged with reviewing the application of standards and best practices in the Family Courts throughout the state.

Mr. O’Donnell is a former president of the Cumberland County Bar Association and served on its Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2002. He is a member of the county bar’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, Matrimonial Committee and the Cumberland County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee. He is a former chairman for the county bar’s Bench/Bar and Pro Bono committees, and is a member of the Cumberland County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel.

Mr. O’Donnell is a member of the NJSBA Family Law Section Executive Committee. He served as chair of the Subcommittee on Child Support Before Hearing Officers, on the Subcommittee on Emancipation Legislation and was also a member of the section’s Technology Committee.

Active within his community, Mr. O’Donnell is a former president and executive committee member of the Millville Kiwanis. He currently volunteers for the National Alliance for Autism Research and the Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community. Mr. O’Donnell is treasurer for the Cumberland County Democratic Organization.

Mr. O’Donnell maintains a solo law practice in Millville where he represents clients in family law matters. He is also General Counsel for the Cumberland County Utilities Authority and a former solicitor to the Cumberland County JTPA.

A graduate of the University of Scranton, Mr. O’Donnell earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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