James D. Hamilton, Jr.
James D. Hamilton, Jr. received an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, and he has practiced law in Camden, New Jersey since his 1974 graduation from Rutgers School of Law – Camden. Jim’s practice concentrates in civil litigation, with an increasing amount of time devoted to the growing area of law known as “alternative dispute resolution.” Jim regularly handles the arbitrations and mediations for disputes, both as an advocate for clients and as an arbitrator or mediator of the claims of others.
For much of his career, Jim has been an active member of his County and State Bar Associations. Some of Jim’s many contributions to the organized Bar include:
- President, Camden County Bar Association, 1998-1999
- President, Camden County Bar Foundation, 2000-2001
- Trustee and officer, Camden County Bar Association, 1990-1997
- Trustee, Camden County Bar Foundation, 1996-present
- Vice President, Association of County Bar Presidents, 1998-2002
- Chair, N.J. State Bar Association General Council Executive Committee, 2001-2002
- Chair, Camden County Bar Association, Complementary Dispute Resolution Committee, 2005-Present
- Chair, Camden County Bar Association Program Committee, 2005-2010
- Past Chair, Camden County Bar Association Committee on Professionalism
- Past Chair, Camden County Bar Association Public Relations Committee
Jim has served on many Bar Association committees and he has participated in many Association activities. Among these are:
- Serving on the Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee, which reviewed and passed upon the qualifications of individuals nominated to become to be retained as a Superior Court Judge or County Prosecutor.
- Serving on the committee that established the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project.
- Spearheading the implementation of the Association’s Code of Professionalism and helping to create a system for resolving grievances involving Association members.
- Establishing and administering each year a Camden County Bar Foundation Scholarship program that awards a total of $6,500 annually to graduating seniors of Camden County High Schools.
- Helping to establish the Camden Immigrant Advocacy Project.
- Assisting in the creation of an alliance with a Camden Charter School to recruit lawyers to provide pro bono representation for families with students.
- Regularly providing pro bono representation for indigent area residents through South Jersey Legal Service’s Private Attorney Involvement Program.
- Serving as a columnist since 1992 for The Barrister, the Camden County Bar Association monthly newspaper.
Among the recognition and honors presented to Jim include:
- The Equal Justice Medal from Legal Services of New Jersey in 1999 for years of working to enhance the cause of indigent residents in New Jersey.
- Being honored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law as the Professional Lawyer of the Year, Camden County (2000).
- Receiving the Hon. Peter J. Devine, Jr. Award (2000), the highest honor conferred by the Camden County Bar Association. This award is usually given to one member annually for distinguished service to the bar.
- Receiving the Edward J. Bloustein Award (2002), an honor conferred upon one Rutgers University alumnus for outstanding community service. The award is named in honor of the 17th President of Rutgers University.
- Receiving the fifth Hon. Joseph M. Nardi, Jr. Distinguished Service Award (2007) from the Rutgers-Camden Law Alumni Association.
- Receiving the Larry Gaines Stop the Violence Community Service Award (2008).
Jim and his wife Linda reside in Moorestown, where Jim served three terms as President of the Moorestown Republican Club. He is an avid wine collector and educator and enjoys playing tennis and traveling, particularly to wine producing regions of the world.
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