In memoriam (1936-2014)
John J. Carlin, Jr. was a co-founding partner of our predecessor firm, Carlin & Ward, P.C. He was a proud graduate of Harvard Law School. He was also a veteran having served with distinction in the United States Army attaining the rank of Captain. Prior toentering private practice, Mr. Carlin was First Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County and served as a Municipal Court Judge in Morris County. He was a tenacious litigator, who handled complexinsurance and labor matters for such clients as Exxon Research& Engineering Co. He had the privilege of appearing before the Supreme Court.
Mr. Carlin was a respected adversary, a cherished colleague, and friend to all who had the privilege of working with him. Perhaps his greatest contribution and pride was mentoring young lawyers. He was always encouraging and provided sound guidance and advice, allowing young associates and law clerks to flourish under his watchful eye. He is best defined, however, by his family, which was the most important thing in his life. His wife Gale and his six sons and his many grandchildren remained Mr. Carlin’s true joys in life.