Lester Taylor Among the New Jersey Law Journal’s Diverse Attorneys of the Year

Posted November 1, 2021

  • Lester Taylor Among the New Jersey Law Journal’s Diverse Attorneys of the Year

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, LLC proudly announces that Lester Taylor, a named partner of the firm, has been included among the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2021 Diverse Attorneys of the Year.

Biannually, the New Jersey Law Journal highlights some of New Jersey’s most influential, ascendant, or otherwise excellent diverse attorneys. This year’s Diverse Attorneys of the Year winners include law firm litigators and dealmakers, prosecutors, in-house counsel, and public interest lawyers.

The New Jersey Law Journal interviewed each of the winners in its November 1, 2021 edition. In his interview, Taylor discusses diversity in the legal profession, developing and retaining talent, leadership, making a difference, and his accomplishments.

James J. Florio, Firm Co-Founder and Former New Jersey Governor, says, “When Lester joined our firm years ago, I knew that he was a man of character and intellect who was going to make a difference. He has not let us down. Every day, I am proud of how Lester represents himself, our firm, and the legal profession. On behalf of my colleagues, I congratulate Lester for being named one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s Diverse Attorneys of the Year – a well-deserved honor.”

Taylor adds, “This year’s list of Diverse Attorneys of the Year recognizes a group of truly impressive and accomplished professionals. I am honored and humbled to be included among them. I congratulate all and wish each continued success.”

Lester Taylor is a Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor. He represents counties, municipalities, and boards of education throughout New Jersey in matters related to general counsel services, litigation, labor, employment, and redevelopment. Lester served as Mayor of the City of East Orange, NJ, from 2014-2017. He has received numerous awards and recognition from various civic organizations and often volunteers to speak with students on the importance of education and developing leadership skills. Currently, Lester serves on the Board of Trustees of the Montclair State University Foundation, the Board of Three Doctors Foundation, the Board of the United Way of Greater Newark, the Board of Sustainable Jersey, and the Board of Jersey Water Works. Lester graduated from Montclair State University and Howard University School of Law.

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC was founded in 1996 by New Jersey Governor James Florio after leaving public office and Michael J. Perrucci, well known as a litigation trial attorney in numerous million dollar federal and state cases.  With offices in Phillipsburg, Cherry Hill, and New Providence in New Jersey; Bethlehem and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and New York City, the firm is recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the Tri-State area. The firm successfully represents public and private sector clients with legal strategy, government advocacy, and business solutions.

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