Pashman Stein Walder Hayden’s Justin P. Walder, a co-chair of the litigation practice in Hackensack, N.J., is the recipient of the “2016 Gerald B. O’Connor Award” by the New Jersey Association of Justice. Mr. Walder was selected by a group of his peers for his extraordinary skills and creativity as a trial lawyer and his commitment to the highest ideals of the profession.
His practice focus is on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, complex civil litigation and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. Mr. Walder holds many honors including the recipient of the Daniel J. O’Hern Award; the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award; Hon. Lawrence A. Whipple Memorial Award; the top Super Lawyer of New Jersey and for over two decades as one of the Best Lawyers in America; Lawyer of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal.
Mr. Walder has served on numerous New Jersey Supreme Court committees and has helped lawyers throughout his career by lecturing at many Continuing Legal Education events. He graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University and earned his Juris Doctor from the Rutgers University School of Law, where he was designated a Rutgers Scholar.
“Justin is a role model and a lawyers’ lawyer and we are truly honored by this recognition by all of the well-respected trial lawyers of the prestigious New Jersey Association of Justice,” said Mike Stein, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden chairman and managing partner.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,600 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting legal rights of the citizens of New Jersey by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.