Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*


Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Appellate Advocacy Practice Featured in New Jersey Law Journal for Being Named Litigation Department of the Year for Appellate Litigation in 2022


After being selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as Litigation Department of the Year for appellate litigation in 2022 – the fifth year in a row to have received the award – Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.’s Appellate Advocacy practice was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal article, “Pashman Stein Credits ‘Inclusive and Vibrant Culture’ for Litigation Success.”  The article includes a Q&A with Michael S. Stein, firm Chair and Managing Partner.

In response to the question as to how the Appellate Department adapted since the coronavirus:

We were thrilled to add Judge Ellen L. Koblitz, P.J.A.D. (Ret.), to our roster in late 2020. She has been all we thought she would be and more. She and Justice Gary S. Stein (Ret.) strategize with our other lawyers, review briefs, and conduct moot court arguments. Their involvement is priceless for both our clients and our younger lawyers, who learn so much from them. They also enhance our department’s reputation by regularly working with other law firms to provide guidance and advice on appellate briefs and arguments.

In response to the question as to what success requires in this climate:

We believe that success begins and ends with recruiting and retaining the best and brightest attorneys. We have achieved this success by maintaining an inclusive and vibrant culture in which attorneys can thrive and excel. We try to reaffirm day after day how much we value and appreciate our attorneys and staff.

Success in this climate requires providing flexibility to our attorneys and staff, in terms of remote-working and hours, as well as personal and professional growth….

We recognize that success requires people who work at the firm to feel a sense of purpose and meaning in the work they do. The establishment of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center discussed below, and the impact we have had as a result, has been a source of pride for everyone at the firm. It has also allowed us to give our younger lawyers more opportunities to argue high stakes appeals than they otherwise would have had. It’s been a win for our clients, our lawyers, and the firm.

To read the full article click here.

The New Jersey Legal Awards are published by the New Jersey Law Journal. A description of the selection methodology can be found at Methodology: New Jersey Legal Awards (NJLA).

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