We are proud to announce that the Civil Trial Bar Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association will present its prestigious James J. McLaughlin Award to our esteemed Partner, Alan I. Dunst, Esq., on February 26, 2015.  In 1973 he joined the Law Firm of Cohen, Hoagland and Keefe, which was one of the predecessor firms to Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP, where he has spent his entire 42-year legal career as a Partner and member of its Executive Committee. Throughout his career, Alan has represented clients in the defense of civil litigation in cases involving products liability, legal and medical malpractice as well as environmental and asbestos claims. He has tried hundreds of cases in both the federal and state courts, and was one of the first group of trial lawyers to be Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. 

The James J. McLaughlin Award is given to members of the bar who have demonstrated civility, legal competence and professionalism in the practice of civil trial law.  We are very pleased that the Bar Association is recognizing Alan and is bestowing this award upon him in recognition of the many accomplishments throughout his illustrious career.  Other recipients this year are William M. Tambussi, Esq. and Donald A. Caminiti, Esq.  The awards dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ.  For more information and to register to attend, please visit the NJSBA web site.  

Alan has served as Past President of the Middlesex County Trial Lawyers Association and the Joseph Halpern Inn of Court.  He was named Professional Lawyer of the Year in 2004 by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law and The Middlesex County Bar Association.  He received the Honorable Herman L. Breitkopf Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2006 from the Trial Lawyers Association of Middlesex County and the John B. La Vecchia Award in 2010 from the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  In 2013 he received the Trial Bar Award from the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. 

Alan has been married to his wonderful wife, Elaine, for 45 years.  They have two sons, Jamie and Cary and three grandchildren, Grace, Adina and Mason.