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Christopher D. Adams Receives Professional Achievement Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-Attorney Christopher D. Adams, Esq., an associate with Walder, Hayden & Brogan in Roseland, NJ, received the Professional Achievement Award from the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) on May 18 at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Young lawyers who have received professional recognition through publications, excellence in a particular area of law, a significant verdict or law-changing appellate decision, or other such professional achievement are candidates for the Professional Achievement Award.

Adams’ most notable cases include State v. Jayson Williams, the manslaughter case of the former NBA all-star involving the death of a limo driver at Williams’ home; and State v. John Dellafera, a drunk driving and aggravated assault prosecution arising out of a pedestrian who was seriously injured by a van on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Adams’ concentrates his practice in the areas of State and Federal criminal defense, attorney ethics matters and complex commercial litigation. He appears frequently in both State and Federal courts in New Jersey and has also argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Association of Criminal Defense.

An active member of the NJSBA for the past seven years, Adams currently serves as Co-Chair for the Committee on Legislation for the Individual Rights Section. In addition, he is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, where he serves as a Trustee for the Amicus Committee. Adams is also a coach for the Interscholastic Moot Court Board for Seton Hall University.

Adams received his B.A., cum laude from West Virginia University in 1995 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School in 1998. During his time at Seton Hall he served as President of the Student Bar Association.

The Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA organizes and promotes activities, including continuing legal education seminars that are of assistance to new lawyers in the practice of law, and encourages pro bono and community service involvement by all new lawyers.

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.