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Woodstown Attorney Frank J. Hoerst III Named To NJSBA Board Of Trustees

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Frank J. Hoerst III, a solo law practitioner in Woodstown and Alloway resident, was installed as Salem County Trustee for the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Atlantic City.

An NJSBA member for 22 years, Hoerst is a former member of the association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC). He currently serves on the Salem County Bar Association’s JPAC.

Hoerst served as president of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation from 1984-1986 and also served as secretary, treasurer and trustee. He participated in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Mock Trial Competition as a volunteer lawyer coach from 1992-1999 working with Clearview High School in Gloucester County.

A former president of the Salem County Bar Association, Hoerst currently serves as the county bar’s events chairman. He is a member of the Salem County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel and a former member of the Salem County Ethics Committee and the New Jersey Supreme Court District I Ethics Committee.

In addition, Hoerst is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey Trial Lawyers of America, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National District Attorneys Association and New Jersey State County Prosecutors Association.

Hoerst is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1988, he received the Leadership Award from the Salem County Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. On April 8, 1989, Hoerst received the N.A.A.C.P. “Dedicated Community Service Award;” the Southern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America “1989 Good Scout Award;” and Salem County Women’s Services “1989 Person of the Year Award.”

On the local level, Hoerst has provided pro bono services to the Reliance Fire Company, and the American Legion and Fenwick Community ambulance associations. His pro bono services provided also include a Weapons Retention and Self-Defense Class for Police and Emergency Response Teams and instruction in “Fight Back”– a self defense program for women.

Hoerst is a black belt in Tang Soo Karate and is certified by the International Tang Soo Federation.

A graduate of Temple University, Hoerst received his law degree in 1974 from Stetson University Law School.

Hoerst’s Woodstown law office is located in “The Opera House,” a one-time opera house built in 1885. He has been restoring the building to its original exterior with modern offices inside.

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