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For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communications


Feeney Becomes Immediate Past President of State Bar

NEW BRUNSWICK—Newark attorney Susan A. Feeney, who practices in state and local tax matters at McCarter & English , LLP, became immediate past president of the New Jersey State Bar Association last week, ending her term as the seventh woman to serve as president.  


Feeney said she was proud of the association’s accomplishments in the past year, especially opening up the avenues of communication and paths for leadership for lawyers of diverse backgrounds; holding a day of service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; and engaging a task force to study of the pro bono community, which recently released a report on its findings.


“Serving as president of the New Jersey State Bar Association has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career,” said Feeney. “I am proud of all that the association has accomplished, thanks in large part to the continued dedication of its members, who selflessly volunteer their time and expertise to improve the practice of law in New Jersey.”


Feeney, of Skillman, has been a member of the NJSBA for nearly 30 years and served on the association’s Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2006.


As an officer of the Association, she also serves as trustee for the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the NJSBA’s educational and philanthropic arm.


Her involvement in various aspects of the legal community has been extensive. She has served on the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Board of Bar Examiners Committee on Character, and the Committee on the New Jersey Tax Court.


The legal community has consistently honored her contributions to the field. Feeney has been named in NJBIZ’s 2009 roster of the Best 50 Women in Business. For four consecutive years, Feeney was named The Best Lawyers in America. For the past five years, she has been named a SuperLawyer in New Jersey.


A summa cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University, she earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law.


In her spare time, she is an avid equestrian and volunteers with the Flame of Charity.