In 2012, the New Jersey Law Journal recognized 50 lawyers that they consider emblematic of the next wave of leadership of the New Jersey bar, based on their achievements so far in their careers. This year, Partner, Gregory Tomczak, Esq., has been included on the list and recognized as one of the top 50 attorneys in New Jersey under the age of 40.
The stated criteria for selection of these rising stars are that they have developed practice niches, amassed strong books of business, demonstrated leadership qualities, shown expertise in litigation or transactional work and committed themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work. All of these factors tend to make an individual stand out among his or her peers.
No two of the 50 were selected for identical reasons. They have distinguishable qualities and have structured their careers differently, yet each stands out in some way, however nuanced, and each is deserving of this distinction.
No preference was given to partners at larger firms, but they are well-represented, because by making partner before age 40, they have demonstrated to their firms much the same qualities that are focused on during the selection process. From their standpoint as observers of the New Jersey legal profession, these young lawyers are well worth watching.
Greg's Profile provided, in part, as follows:
Tomczak has established himself as an accomplished trial lawyer in both criminal and complex commercial litigation. In 2009, he became certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney after only five years of practice. He has represented criminal clients ranging from the leader of the Bloods street gang to corporate clients charged with white collar crimes. Tomczak has also had success in complex commercial litigation spanning virtually all industries. He has been especially successful in resolving shareholder/partnership disputes on behalf of minority shareholders. Tomczak was also part of a team that represented the former president of Stevens Institute of Technology in a civil action filed against the school by the New Jersey attorney general. In firm management, he is the leader of the entire litigation practice, including handling cases from inception through verdict. His notable clients include Vincent Young, leader of a set of the Bloods Street gang, charged with offenses under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act; Panico Salons, as general counsel for all legal matters; and Wholesale Lighting Services Inc., as general counsel for all legal matters. In addition to legal work, Tomczak is a member of the board of trustees of the Red Bank YMCA and devotes a significant amount of time raising money for the Y.