David H. Dugan, III
Amicus Curiae Award
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ â€" David H. Dugan, III
received the New Jersey State Bar Associationâ€™s (NJSBA) Amicus Curiae Award at the Associationâ€™s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December 12, 2008 at the New Jersey Law Center
He is an Evesham resident and attorney in Medford.
The award recognizes Mr. Dugan
efforts in the case of Brundage v. Estate of Carambio, where the Court considered whether an attorney was obligated under the Rules of Professional Conduct to disclose to the Appellate Division the fact that another case was pending in the Appellate Division concerning the exact same issue, particularly when the attorney was involved in the other case.
argued for the NJSBA
that there was no such obligation and, in fact, the attorney was fulfilling his
obligation of representing the best interest of his
The Court agreed, although some dicta in the case may lead to future actions on this issue.
An NJSBA Member Emeritus, Mr. Dugan
has been active in the Association since 1968.
Currently, he serves as the Chair of both the Professional Responsibility and Unlawful Practice Committee, and the Ethics Diversionary Program.
In addition, he is a Trustee member of South Jersey Legal Services where he formerly served as Executive Director.
A Yale Law School graduate, Mr. Dugan
is a solo practitioner.
practice is limited to legal ethics as a consultant, expert witness and defense counsel for lawyers in disciplinary and bar admission matters.