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For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communications


Thomas H. Prol serves as Second Vice President of New Jersey State Bar Association

NEW BRUNSWICK: Thomas Hoff Prol will serve as second vice president of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Prol is on track to become president in 2017, and would be its first openly gay president.


Prol had served as the association’s treasurer, secretary, a three-term trustee, and a trustee of the state bar’s foundation. Prol has been an active member of the association for many years. He was vice chair of the association’s Amicus Committee for four years; the association’s representative to the Supreme Court’s Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for two years; a six-year Legislative Committee member; chair or member of the Finance and Operations Committee for four years; a three-year member of the Membership and Public Relations Committee; and has served in a leadership role in many other association sections and committees, including chair and officer of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Section; and member of the association's Diversity Committee and numerous ad hoc committees.


Prol has also authored or co-authored many association amicus briefs, and argued and testified on issues affecting members and lawyers in the courts and Legislature. His legal practice background includes representation of public entities and work in the areas of environmental law, consumer rights and general litigation.

I am honored and humbled by the members of New Jersey State Bar Association who voted to restore me to the NJSBA leadership as second vice president. My commitment to fight wasteful spending and to stand up and speak out on the issues that matter to New Jersey lawyers, their practices and their clients is stronger than ever. Along the journey of this election, so many have helped and lent their good names to this cause and I am more grateful than these words can express to each of them,” said Prol.

Prol was born in Passaic County and grew up in Sussex County, the son of a mental health care professional and a World War II Navy veteran who worked almost five decades as a bricklayer.