Marcia K. Werner of Aretsky Law Group, P.C., located in Hackensack, NJ, has been named Professional Lawyer of the Year for 2016 by the Bergen County Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. This prestigious award is bestowed annually upon lawyers throughout the state whose “conduct, competence and demeanor set a positive example for others in the legal profession.” It is presented in the memory of the Honorable Peter Ciolino. The award is granted in memory of the distinguished jurist and attorney whose nearly 50-year career left an indelible impression on the legal profession in New Jersey. The award presentation dinner was held on October 20, 2016 at Seasons in Washington Township, New Jersey.
Ms. Werner received the Commission on Professionalism in the Law’s Professional Lawyer of the Year Award during a ceremony on November 3, 2016 at the Imperia in Somerset. N.J. The Commission bestows the Professional Lawyer of the Year award annually to one lawyer from each county bar association across the state, as well from each affinity bar association in the state.
Ms. Werner is widely respected, having served as President of the Bergen County Bar Foundation, as Vice-President of Women Lawyers in Bergen, and as a Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association.