Hoagland Longo welcomes the Hon. C. Judson Hamlin to the firm as Of Counsel in our Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice area where he will serve as a mediator and arbitrator in civil matters.
“We are pleased to welcome Judge Hamlin to Hoagland Longo,” said Managing Partner, Gary Hoagland. “Judge Hamlin is an excellent addition to the firm. The extent of his experience during his judicial tenure as well as his experience in private civil practice will add strength to our ADR practice area.”
Judge Hamlin was originally appointed to the Superior Court bench in 1978 by Governor Byrne. While on the bench he served in the Criminal, Civil and Chancery Divisions. As the Presiding Asbestos Judge in Middlesex County, Judge Hamlin was responsible for complex Mass Tort and class action matters throughout the State of New Jersey. He also sat on several New Jersey Supreme Court Committees and was appointed by the late Chief Justice Robert Wilentz in 1993 to be the New Jersey representative on the Mass Tort Litigation Committee of the National Conference of State Chief Justices. Judge Hamlin was later appointed by Chief Justice Deborah Poritz to chair the Mass Tort Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Upon concluding judicial service in 1998, Judge Hamlin established an independent ADR practice and has engaged in a broad spectrum of private civil practice.
In 2001, Judge Hamlin was appointed by the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, Chief Judge of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Court, to act as the Representative of Future Claimants in the G-1, asbestos Chapter XI matter. In November 2009, the G-1 matter was successfully concluded with the establishment of a $775 million trust available for asbestos claimants. Judge Hamlin continues to participate in the trust administration as the future claims representative.
He is an active member of local and state bar associations and has lectured extensively on a broad range of civil and criminal topics. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has served multiple terms as a Trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Foundation, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Foundation as well as multiple terms on the Vicinage VIII Ethics Committee. Judge Hamlin continues to serve as a Trustee of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ). He has been the recipient of multiple awards from civic, professional and law enforcement bodies over the years.
Upon receiving his BA degree from Providence College, Judge Hamlin entered military service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. He then earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law. Upon graduation Judge Hamlin commenced a clerkship with the Honorable David D. Furman of the Superior Court of New Jersey.