Business and Professional
November 19, 2020
The Honorable Katherine Dupuis (Ret.), an attorney with Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. (based in Westfield, NJ), was named as the Union County Bar Association’s 2020 Professional Lawyer of the Year.
The prestigious Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards are presented in cooperation with county bar associations throughout the state of New Jersey to lawyers who are honored by colleagues for setting a good example for others through their exemplary conduct, competence, diligence and demeanor.
“We are very proud to have Judge Katherine Dupuis receive this significant and well-deserved award, which reflects our firm-wide culture of high character and professionalism,” said David R. Pierce, Lindabury’s partner and president. “With her notable judicial background, Judge Dupuis truly personifies the integrity and professionalism that elevate the legal profession.”
As a member of Lindabury’s Alternative Dispute Resolution group, Judge Dupuis concentrates her practice on mediation and arbitration with a focus on commercial disputes, probate mediation and divorce mediation. She was formerly the Presiding Judge of the Chancery, Probate and Family Divisions of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. After beginning her career as a federal law clerk in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Katherine Dupuis served as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Union County. First appointed to the bench in 1993, she was assigned to all divisions during her 27 years as a judge.
Pierce concluded, “Her many years of service in Civil, Family and Criminal courts and renown as a judge give her outstanding insight to apply to her work in our Alternative Dispute Resolution practice.”
While there was no in-person event for honorees this year due to the pandemic, their accomplishments were featured in the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Bar Report. The NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law is a unique cooperative venture of the NJSBA, the state and federal judiciary and New Jersey's three law schools.