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Samuel Gaylord Honored With Young Lawyers Service To The Bar Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Samuel M. Gaylord, Ewing resident and trial attorney in the workers’ compensation department of the Princeton law firm of Stark & Stark, received the Service to the Bar Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the recent NJSBA annual meeting in Atlantic City. The Service to the Bar Award is presented to a young lawyer who has devoted substantial time and energy to bar activities at the county, state and/or national level, including specialty and minority bars.

Gaylord has been a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association for eight years and he is an active member of its Workers’ Compensation Section and Young Lawyers Division. He is also a member of the Mercer County and American Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

He served as chair of the Mercer County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee and is credited with increasing membership in the group 100 percent during his term. He also created an e-mail network for all young lawyers, a comprehensive listing of young lawyers practicing in Mercer County, and was instrumental in organizing numerous projects to benefit charities in Mercer County.

In a letter to the YLD awards committee on behalf of Gaylord, MCBA President Mary Siobhan Brennan wrote, “I and the MCBA board of trustees feel that there is no young attorney in the state of New Jersey better qualified or more deserving of an award in recognition of service to the profession and the community.”

In 2002, the MCBA created its own young lawyer award naming Gaylord as its first recipient. According to Brennan, in addition to the active members of the county bar association, the packed ceremony was witnessed by rarely seen practicing attorneys who work with Gaylord in the workers’ compensation courts and who admire him for his exceptional legal skills and professionalism.

In listing his accomplishments, Brennan added, “the workers’ compensation bench/bar has not historically held an active presence in our county bar association and it is amazing to see how quickly Sam has been able to get the workers compensation practitioners interested in our organization.”

Gaylord is admitted to the bar in New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; the United States District Court, District of New Jersey; and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a certified workers’ compensation law attorney. Gaylord is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

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.