June 16, 2020 – Peter C. Paras, Esq., a partner in the firm of Paras Apy & Reiss, has been selected to receive the highly prestigious Daniel J. O’Hern Award. This award is given to “an attorney who has demonstrated remarkable generosity” in providing legal services to members of the community who cannot afford paid legal services. The award is named for a former New Jersey Supreme Court justice, Daniel J. O’Hern, a Monmouth County resident who was hailed for his keen intellect, unmatched ethical standards and commitment to improving the lives of all residents of New Jersey without regard to status or class. It is presented annually by the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County to an attorney who best exemplifies the following criteria:
- Significant contribution to the improvement of the justice system through pro bono efforts on behalf of deserving residents of Monmouth County; and
- Professional excellence as demonstrated by their altruistic service to the indigent and the community during their career.”
Peter has been practicing Family Law for more than forty years and is highly respected as a zealous advocate for all of his clients. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance, both of which are selective organizations whose members are known for their outstanding knowledge of Family Law.