Overview

Mr. Mouzon, a former Assistant Counsel to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, has extensive public and private sector legal experience, with his past work in government greatly informing his current approach to addressing the needs of business clients in litigation within the context of particular regulations and the current economic environment. As a private attorney, Mr. Mouzon is an avid and capable litigator, participating on all levels of trial practice, from discovery, depositions, and motion practice to presenting evidence and argument to a federal jury. In addition, he has significant state and federal appellate experience, having argued a case of first impression before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and a seminal case before the New Jersey Supreme Court addressing the constitutionality of a state statute. Both cases yielded oft-cited published opinions.

FOCUS AREAS

While working for the State of New Jersey, Mr. Mouzon reviewed, sometimes modified, and also advised the Governor on various pieces of state legislation involving consumer affairs, education, and civil rights. He also served as the Governor’s designee on the State House Commission, which is the entity responsible for vetting the sale or leasing of government property, and served as Project Manager overseeing the state’s search for a Newark Public Schools Superintendent.

In October 2012, Mr. Mouzon was installed as the 50th President of the Garden State Bar Association (GSBA), the African-American Bar Association of New Jersey. The GSBA assists African-Americans and other minorities in becoming effective elements of the judicial system. The organization’s mission is to improve the administration of justice, support initiatives to improve the economic condition of all individuals, and work to eliminate discrimination based on race and ethnicity. Mr. Mouzon hopes to take the organization to greater heights and build on the tremendous legacy of his predecessors. At Gibbons, he is a member of the award-winning, thought-leading Gibbons Diversity Initiative.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Top 2%
    • Member, Seton Hall Law Review
    • Garden State Bar Association Scholarship Award Recipient
    • New Jersey State Bar Association Scholarship Award Recipient
    • Lucent Technologies Minority Scholarship Award Recipient
  • Old Dominion University (B.A.)

Professional Activities

Seton Hall University School of Law
Adjunct Professor
Professional Responsibility, 2008-present
New Jersey Practice, 2006-2008
Legal Research and Writing, 2003-2004 and 2005-2006

Garden State Bar Association
President, 2012-2015
President, 2012-2013
President Elect, 2011-2012
Vice President, 2010-2011
Member, Board of Directors, 2009-2010

New Jersey State Bar Association
Chair, Legislative Committee
Amicus Committee

Yale Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
Judge

Policy and Legislation Core Working Group of the New Jersey Reentry Coordinating Council
Co-Chair

District V-A Fee Arbitration Committee, Essex County, New Jersey 2009-2013
Appointment

Civic / Charitable Activities

All Stars Project, Inc., Development School for Youth: Volunteer who assisted high school students with resume writing, conducted mock interviews, and organized seminar for participating high school students introducing students to the practice of law as a career

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Theodore McKee, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999-2000

Law clerk to the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey, 1998-1999

Legal Employment

State of New Jersey Office of the Governor, December 2006 - September 2008
Assistant Counsel to Governor Jon S. Corzine

Publications & Features

HONORS & AWARDS

Named a "Professional Lawyer of the Year" by the New Jersey State Bar Association, 2013

Listed in Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Business Litigation

“Leadership Newark” Class of 2010

Named one of the New Jersey Law Journal's “40 Under 40,” 2009

Recipient, “40 Under 40 Achievement Award” presented by The Network Journal, 2009

Winner, Annual Morris County Bar Association Young Lawyer Mock Trial Competition - 2001

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