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Meet The Attorneys


Founding Partners

Ronald C. Hunt
Ronald C. Hunt, Esq.
Ronald C. Hunt is a native New Yorker and grew up in Amityville, Long Island. At the age of 17 he was accepted to St. John’s University in Jamaica New York. He moved to Queens and attended St. John’s from 1976-1980. He is also a member of a Charter Chapter Line of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. which is still active today. Read more…

Raymond L. Hamlin
Raymond L. Hamlin, Esq.
Raymond L. Hamlin was born and raised in Long Branch, NJ. He was recruited and later played basketball for East Stroudsburg University, PA. He entered Rutgers Law School in 1987 and graduated in 1990. While attending Rutgers Law School, Mr. Hamlin became an associate at the law firm of Ashley & Charles, Newark, New Jersey. He also became assistant counsel for the Orange Board of Education from 1991 to June 1995. Read more…

Terry Ridley
Terry Ridley, Esq. (1956-2012)
Terry Ridley was a beloved friend, astute business colleague and devoted partner at the Law Firm of Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley.  Founded in 1995, and with the hard work and dedication provided by Terry, the law firm of Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley grew to become highly successful and is now recognized as the largest black-owned law firm in the state of New Jersey.  Read more…


Isaac Wright, Jr.
Isaac Wright, Jr.

Isaac Wright Jr. was convicted on drug charges in New Jersey and sentenced to life in prison in 1991 under New Jersey’s drug kingpin laws. While incarcerated, he worked as a paralegal while in prison and helped to overturn the wrongful convictions of twenty of his fellow inmates, before finally proving his own innocence. After being released from prison he graduated college at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton and eventually law school at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami. He graduated in 2007 and passed the bar in 2008. After a nine year investigation into his character the New Jersey Bar Association’s Committee approved his application. Read more…


Noelle van Baaren

Noelle van Baaren was born and raised in Orange, New Jersey.  She graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She worked for several years in education before being admitted to Rutgers Law School in Newark as a Ralph Bunche Fellow. Read more…

Of Counsel

Vielka Velazquez

* Also admitted in PA
† Also Admitted in NY