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Lawrence S. Lustberg Awarded With The Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple Memorial Award By The Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers Of New Jersey


June 12, 2013

Lawrence S. Lustberg of Gibbons P.C. was the recipient of the Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple Memorial Award at the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL – NJ) annual installation reception at the Pleasantdale Chateau on May 23, 2013.

The Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple Memorial Award is presented annually to a member of the New Jersey bar who exemplifies professionalism, as well as dedication to and passion for the law. The ACDL – NJ is an organization that was formed to respond to the continuing problems confronting criminal defense lawyers to protect and insure compliance with individual constitutional rights.

“We are proud that the ACDL-NJ chose to recognize Larry’s tremendous contributions and dedication to the practice of criminal defense in New Jersey,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “His leadership of the firm’s Criminal Defense Department has helped Gibbons become one of the state’s most prominent practices in the field.”

Mr. Lustberg, Chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense Department and Director of the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, has been ranked as one of nation’s the top ten criminal defense attorneys for several years by United States Lawyers Rankings. Throughout his career, Mr. Lustberg has argued groundbreaking cases before federal and state courts up to the United States Supreme Court, and he is well known and highly regarded for his extensive criminal defense, public interest, and pro bono legal work. He has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his achievements. He has been listed as one of the top 10 lawyers in New Jersey in 2013 by New Jersey Super Lawyers and is regularly ranked in such other leading peer-review and industry guides as Best Lawyers® and the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past recipient of the Roger N. Baldwin Award from the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as the Legal Services of New Jersey Outstanding Board Service Award.