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Hector D. Ruiz Named Lawyer of the Year

October 4, 2019 in Firm News

NEWARK, N.J., October 4, 2019 – Walsh Partner Hector D. Ruiz has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. It is given annually by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law in conjunction with bar associations across the state including the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey. The award is presented to carefully selected lawyers who are respected by colleagues for their character, competence and exemplary professional behavior and who set a positive example for others.

“We are very proud of Hector for this well-deserved honor,” said Walsh Partner Peter J. Pizzi. “He is an esteemed individual who continually gives back to the community. This award reflects positively on him and boosts the public perception of all the good work we do.”

The Award will be presented to Hector at the Professionalism Awards Luncheon sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on Wednesday, October 23 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.

Hector concentrates his practice on federal and complex commercial litigation. He has represented national and regional clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, banking, construction, manufacturing and information systems.  He also represents clients as local counsel in significant intellectual property disputes, including patent claims, trademark, unfair competition and copyright. He is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, including serving as member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, and he has served on the Board of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, including recently serving as President of the Association.