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Expertise and Accomplishments

Expertise & Accomplishments

  • 2012 Kenyatta Stewart honored by the Caribbean Bar Association, with the Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
  • 2012 Hunt Hamlin Ridley honored by the Garden State Bar Association with the Raymond A. Brown Award.
  • America’s Premier Lawyers” — Raymond Hamlin selected for radio interview which was aired on Continental and American Airlines across the country.  He also appeared in Fortune Magazine (3/3/08) and Business Week (5/14/2008).
  • Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley was profiled in the December 1999, New Jersey Law Journal and was identified as one of New Jersey’s leading Minority law firms.
  • Oxford Roundtable — Raymond Hamlin invited to attend Oxford University, England at their prestigious roundtable discussion on humanitarian rights.
    Ronald Hunt selected as Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year for Essex County, 1998.
  • HHR successfully represented of Terrance Everett, wrongfully accused of killing Orange Police Officer Joyce Carnegie.  Mr. Everett was freed and completely exonerated after he was formally charged with her murder and had bail set at $1,000,000.00.
  • HHR also won a settlement against Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and NJ State Police for $800,000.00 for Terrence Everett’s wrongful arrest.
  • Raymond Hamlin provided expert opinion after verdict in Amadu Dialo case, MY9 News (formerly UPN9 News).

 

Litigation Highlights

The firm’s commitment to the law and their successful representation of clients has enabled the firm to grow its client base.  They are also considered experts in this areas of the law and have often been asked to provide commentary in both criminal and civil matters for highly popular media publications including the Star Ledger, New York Times newspapers, My9 TV News and other media outlets.

Civil Rights and Employment Cases

  • Janet Evans vs. Port Authority of NY/NJ ~ Federal Civil Rights and Discrimination. HHR won a jury award of $1.48 million.
  • Marlene Peterson-Smith vs. NJ Transit ~ Civil Rights and Discrimination. HHR won a jury award of $500,000.00.
  • Discrimination Lawsuit victory against Newark Burger King for employment discrimination involving a minor who was fired after one day of summer employment ~ Settlement $55,000.00.
  • Marquise Randle vs. Roselle Police Department ~ Civil Rights. HHR won a settlement for $600,000.00.

 

Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases

  • Omar Aziz vs. Flash Express Trucking ~ Wrongful Death Case – Settlement $500,000.00.

 

Entertainment Law and Contract Disputes

  • HHR wins case for former radio DJ now turned TV personality, Wendy Williams, in her Federal Law Suit against HOT 97 radio.
  • Regena Thomas ~ former NJ Secretary of State. HHR was able to exonerate Ms. Thomas of ethics violations from a formal inquiry by the State of NJ.

 

Criminal Cases

  • Representation of Terrance Everett, wrongfully accused of killing Orange Police Officer Joyce Carnegie. Mr. Everett was freed and completely exonerated after he was formally charged with her murder and had bail set at $1,000,000.00.
  • HHR also won a settlement against Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and NJ State Police for $800,000.00 for Terrence Everett’s wrongful arrest.
  • Raymond Hamlin provided expert opinion after verdict in Amadu Dialo case, UPN9 News.

 

Additional Media Highlights

N.J. corruption defendants retain top attorneys:
The Star Ledger and NJ.com, by Joseph R. Ryan, August 2009. “The broad series of charges against 44 individuals including three mayors, two state legislators, more than a dozen appointed offices, and five rabbis — has begun pulling in some of the state’s top legal talent.” Terry Ridley and Raymond Hamlin represent one of the defendants in the case.

Police officer’s son remains critical after accidental cop gunfire:
The Star Ledger and NJ.com, by JoAnne Sills, November 2007. “The teenage son of a Plainfield police officer was accidentally shot and injured by a Roselle officer who was trying to drag him to his feet after a foot chase, authorities said Saturday.” HHR won settlement of $600,000.00, along with co-counsel.