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Gibbons Associate Marquis Whitney Among New Jersey Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar


June 3, 2020

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Marquis A. Whitney, an associate in the firm’s Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department, has been named one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar for 2020. Mr. Whitney will be honored at the Professional Excellence Awards Dinner in September.

To be selected for the “New Leaders of the Bar” feature, rising legal stars under the age of 40 had to demonstrate distinct practice niches, leadership qualities, and a commitment to pro bono and charitable work.

Mr. Whitney handles a wide range of matters for clients facing critical, cutting-edge challenges and opportunities. Mr. Whitney tackles each of these matters by familiarizing himself with the facts and context, marshaling the evidence, sharpening the arguments, and delivering a cogent, well-reasoned, and persuasive presentation. He deploys these methods in criminal and complex civil matters in both state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York.

Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Whitney served as a law clerk for the Honorable James B. Clark, III, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In this role, he was responsible for drafting opinions and orders, reviewing motions, conducting legal research, and providing recommendations to the court.

Outside the firm, Mr. Whitney is an active participant in his civic community. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Garden State Bar Association and a mentor for New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties. In addition, he maintains an active pro bono practice that includes representing individuals in expungement matters in both Essex and Morris Counties.

Mr. Whitney earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2017 and his B.A. from Rutgers University in 2012. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

A complete list of the 2020 New Leaders of the Bar can be found here.

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A description of the selection process methodology for the awards referenced is available at gibbonslaw.com/awards/.