Hugh Turk has been the member in charge of the firm’s New Jersey office since 1994. He is responsible for handling all New Jersey matters, from inception through trial, in each area of the firm’s practice. A 1973 graduate of Duke Law School, Mr. Turk has spent his entire career in personal injury litigation.
He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in both New Jersey and New York as well as before the United States Supreme Court. During his 33 years with Sullivan Papain.
Mr. Turk has handled personal injury cases of all types — product liability, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, general negligence and civil rights — and has achieved stellar results in the most difficult and unusual liability situations.
Since 1993, he has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an achievement attained by less than 2 percent of all New Jersey attorneys. In 2006, he was selected to serve on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice and contributes to their continuing legal education programs.
In addition to being active in several bar associations and charitable organizations, Hugh served four terms as an elected member of his town’s Borough Council and was its Police Commissioner and Chairman of its Public Safety Committee.
- College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1970
- Duke University Law School, J.D., 1973
- New Jersey
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- New Jersey Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Served 12 years, or four terms, as an elected councilman in hometown of Hohokus, N.J. Also served as Police Commissioner and Chairman of Public Safety Committee.
- Has served for a quarter-century on the Board of Trustees of the Worth Pinkham Memorial Public Library in Hohokus, N.J.
- Served six years on the Board of Trustees, Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, N.J.
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