Bruce H. Sherman has been awarded the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most respected law firm directory in the nation — for legal skill and ethical integrity based upon annual peer reviews from members of the legal profession. The AV rating signifies “The pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource.” The AV rating is the “highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability and ethical standards.” The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have been an integral part of Martindale-Hubbell’s services to the legal community since 1887. The Peer Review Rating process, which evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada, is solely based upon peer review. A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar. Source: Laxmi Wordham, Vice President, Martindale-Hubbell.
Attorney Bruce H. Sherman has practiced law in Salem County, NJ and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. He and his wife Stacy Sherman are longtime residents of Salem County. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Rutgers School of Law, he has extensive trial experience in family law, criminal law and personal injury litigation. He is also well versed in the general practice of law, including the review and drafting of wills and other legal documents, estate administration, residential real estate transactions and general civil litigation. Bruce has tried many cases in the Superior Courts and Municipal Courts. His Superior Court trials have included complex family law matters (such as divorce and custody), and many criminal and personal injury jury trials. His Municipal Court trials often involve serious traffic offenses that have the potential for loss of driving privileges. He routinely appears not only in the Salem County courts, but also in other counties in South Jersey.
Bruce has met many of his clients through his varied professional and civic and volunteer endeavors in Salem County. He believes it is important to give back to the community and that such participation has contributed to his professional growth and development. He has served as a Trustee of the Board of Directors of Salem County Community College, was formerly Chairman of the Salem County Judicial and Prosecutorial Action Committee (screening applicants for judgeships and County Prosecutor), and now serves as Salem County’s representative to the State Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments, which screens Gubernatorial nominees to the Superior and Supreme Court, as well as County Prosecutors. He was twice elected President of the Salem County Bar Association (and has chaired its Family Law Committee since 2003). Bruce is an annual guest lecturer at Widener Law School. He is a member and active participant in the New Jersey Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Bruce received the New Jersey Bar Foundation’s Professionalism Award in 2012, honoring him for being “well recognized for character and competence, a person who is respected by all and looked upon as a model of professional behavior.”