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NJSBA Honors Metuchen Attorney Kenneth Vercammen With General Practitioner Of The Year Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Kenneth Vercammen, a Metuchen trial attorney and South Brunswick resident, was recognized as General Practitioner of the Year by the General Practice Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Atlantic City. Vercammen also maintains a law office in Cranbury.

“The General Practice Section looks for an attorney that has fostered a greater public understanding of the values of our legal system, and who, through both private practice and public service, helps to inform and educate the public as to the importance of the role of the lawyer, the court system and law enforcement agencies in the legal profession,” said Jeffrey C. Green, NJSBA Trustee and liaison to the section. “Our winner this past year, Kenneth Vercammen, is an individual who met those standards and we recognized his activities by giving him this award.”

A member of the NJSBA for 16 years, Vercammen is a 1993 recipient of the Service to the Bar Award from the Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The Service to the Bar Award is given to a young lawyer who has devoted substantial time and energy to bar activities at the county, state and/or national level. He currently serves on the board of directors of the General Practice Section and is chair of the Municipal Court Education Committee. In addition, Vercammen is a trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association and co-chair of its Municipal Court Practice Committee.

A frequent lecturer, Vercammen presents programs on wills, elder law and probate at adult schools and senior citizen centers, for the AARP and local Chambers of Commerce, at the University of Medicine & Dentistry and St. Peter’s Hospital, and many other locations throughout Central New Jersey. He also speaks on litigation matters, automobile insurance and criminal and juvenile courts before the New Jersey State Bar Association, Institute for Continuing Legal Education and Association of Trial Lawyers of America–New Jersey chapter (ATLA-NJ), as well as for police departments and county colleges.

Active in the American Bar Association (ABA), Vercammen is a former co-chair of the Personal Marketing Skills Group. He lectures on marketing at meetings across the country for the ABA, the Brooklyn and New York Bar Associations, and at Central Jersey adult schools. He is also a former national chair of the ABA’s YLD Law Practice Management Committee, and former chair and newsletter editor of the Marketing Legal Services Committee. Vercammen is currently a member of the ABA’s Litigation Committee and a former vice chair of the Elder Law and Probate & Estate Planning committees, as well as former deputy chair of the General Practice Marketing Legal Services Committee.

In South Brunswick, Vercammen is an assistant soccer coach and team sponsor. He is also a member and volunteer for the South Brunswick Bicentennial, and Democratic Association. A chairman for the American Cancer Society, he also is very active in the Make a Wish Foundation, American Red Cross and with the Jersey Shore Medical Center where he served on the board of directors.

Vercammen has published over 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on municipal and criminal court, personal injury, and probate and elder law topics. Among these publications are the New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and the New Jersey Lawyer Newspaper. He is editor-in-chief of the New Jersey Municipal Court Law Review.

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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