Our law firm feels honored to have not one, but two former judges serving of counsel. In this video, Judge C. Judson Hamlin explains his background and how he became a trial lawyer. He later was a judge in civil court for a number of years before leaving the bench. At the Keefe Law Firm, Judge Hamlin now works with attorneys and their clients for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a mediator and arbitrator. Judge Hamlin concentrates his law practice on arbitration and mediation for many types of civil cases, working to bring parties together in a mutually beneficial way.
My name is Judd Hamlin. The real name is C. Judson Hamlin, very magisterial. I am of counsel to the Keefe Firm and I’ve been working in their New Brunswick Office for the last five years, and Judge Keefe and I have been comrades at the law firm for the last 50 years. I’m the first member of my family to ever go to High School, much less College, Law School, I did some time in the army and I went to law school after I got out of the army. I clerked for a very astute judge who later went on to the appellate division. As I said Judge Keefe and I are contemporaries. I was always involved as a trial lawyer. I focus on, since I’ve left the bench, and I don’t represent individual clients, what I do is what we call ADR, Alternate Dispute Resolution. I provide a service to lawyers who represent parties who can’t settle cases themselves and would like to resolve cases, sometimes worth a great deal of money and sometimes for their contentious issues, and I bring them together and we sit down and we try to reach a solution where they can finish the case without appeals with some certainty about what the result should be and hopefully if I do it right, they will leave happy.