Sheila Hughes Honored as ACBA Lawyer of Atlantic County
Atlantic City, N.J. – December 21, 2015 – Sheila F. Hughes of Cooper Levenson has been chosen as this month’s Lawyer of Atlantic County by the Atlantic County Bar Association’s (ACBA) Young Lawyers Division. Modeled after the Humans of New York Site, Lawyers of Atlantic County (#LOAC) was started by the ACBA Young Lawyers Division “to foster a deeper, more personal connection among members of the Atlantic County Bar.” Each month, they choose a different attorney to be featured.
Hughes became involved in the Atlantic County Bar Association by volunteering to help with a children’s holiday party when she was a law clerk. She now sits on the Executive Board of the ACBA, and is on track to be president for the 2019-20 term. Hughes also is one of the founding members of SoPro, AC, a social professional networking organization.
“I think it is important as a young attorney to get involved in the community and away from your desk every once in awhile,” said Hughes.
She continues to give back both locally and internationally. For the Military Assistance Project, she raised money through a Charity Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. On August 6-10, 2016, she will be rowing, hiking and swimming the Rogue River in Oregon to raise funds for legal and housing services for Philadelphia veterans and military personnel.
An associate in Cooper Levenson’s Atlantic City office, Hughes handles commercial and business law matters under the guidance of the firm’s Commercial Litigation partners. She also works with the firm’s Maritime Law group assisting various clients involved in commercial fishing, recreational boating, marina, and marine construction industries on a wide range of issues related to maritime law and litigation. Prior to starting at Cooper Levenson, Hughes was a Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Nelson Johnson.
Sheila Hughes’ feature story may be found in this month’s edition of the Atlantic County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division newsletter at http://tinyurl.com/LawyerofMonth.
Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 75 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm has regional offices in Bear, Del., and Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.