For Immediate Release
May 19, 2014
Senior Managing Director, Communications
ATLANTIC CITY -- Miles S. Winder III became president-elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association last night. He took the oath of office at the association’s annual dinner and installation of officers at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He is on track to become president next May.
A solo attorney from Somerset County, Winder has a long history of activity in the legal community. He has been a member of the state bar association since 1972, and first joined its board of trustees in 2003. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s board.
“I am at once humbled and daunted at the prospect of being president elect. I am humbled by the fact that I have been chosen a leader of this association and I am daunted by the amount of work that will entail. I look forward to making this association better for all New Jersey lawyers during my stewardship,” said Winder.
He is a former chair of the NJSBA's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and currently serves on its board of consultors. Winder is a past president and current trustee of the Somerset County Bar Foundation, past president of the Somerset County Bar Association and is a member of the New Jersey, Colorado, Florida bars and a member of the Florida, Colorado and American Bar associations. He is member of the trustee board of Northwest Jersey Legal Services.
Winder was a member of the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission and was formerly chair of both the District XIII Fee Arbitration and Ethics committees. He serves as a special master for complex ethics matters for the New Jersey Supreme Court and has been a counselor to the David Furman Joseph Halpern Inn of Court.
Additionally, Winder is a professor at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
He practices estate litigation, estate planning and administration, contracts, real estate, and commercial law. He received his law degree from the University of Denver.