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For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communication


Eliades serves are President-Elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK -- Sparta lawyer, Paris P. Eliades is the President-Elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He took the oath of office earlier this summer at the Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata Casino Hotel and Spa in Atlantic City. 


It has been over 30 years since a Sussex County lawyer served on the association’s executive committee. He is on track to become president of the state’s largest lawyers group next year in 2014. He is also the first Greek-American officer of the association.


“As the first born son of Greek immigrants I was taught that there is no substitute for hard, honest work. That work ethic and the passion I have for this profession fuels my desire to do the best I can to serve the lawyers of this great state,” said Eliades.


Eliades recently opened his own practice in the former Lakeland Bank building in Sparta after many years as a partner in some of the area’s most prominent firms. Eliades and his associates focus on family law, DFYS litigation and criminal defense. He is a former assistant Sussex County prosecutor and municipal prosecutor in Hamburg. During his career, he has handled almost every kind of trial there is, from workers’ compensation cases to matrimonial matters.


His state bar association service has been extensive. As president-elect Eliades is a member of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. Eliades presently serves on the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Oversight Committee. He served for many years as a member of the Board of Trustees, he is a trustee of the Municipal Court Practice Section, a member of the Membership and Public Relations Committee, and was an executive committee member of the Family Law Section. Earlier, he was the Sussex County representative to the Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee.