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Archer's Steven K. Mignogna Named CCBA's Professional Lawyer of the Year

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The Camden County Bar Association (CCBA) has chosen Archer partner Steven K. Mignogna as the 2020 Camden County Harvey M. Mitnick Professional Lawyer of the Year. 

An attorney since 1989 and lifelong Camden County resident, Steve serves as both Co-Chair of Archer’s Estates and Trusts Department and Chair of the firm’s Estate and Trust Litigation Group. Steve has been with Archer since 1988, when he joined the firm as a law clerk. Steve specializes in commercial litigation, including litigation involving probate matters, estates, trusts, gifts, fiduciaries, guardianships, and real estate, handling cases in the state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Representing both institutions and individuals, Steve’s clients include banks, corporate fiduciaries, investment companies, educational and charitable institutions, and real estate firms, as well as beneficiaries of estates and trusts, executors, trustees, guardians, incapacitated persons, surviving spouses, and persons having an interest in real estate. 

Steve has helped administer the high school mock trial competition for the CCBA for 30 years, both as an overall administrator, and in more recent years as a coach. Steve serves on the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and the ACTEC State Chair for New Jersey. Steve is the Vice Chair, and will become the Chair, of ACTEC’s Fiduciary Litigation Committee. He is active in ACTEC in several other areas, including the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Program Committee, the Joint Task Force of ACTEC and the National College of Probate Judges, and the Advisory Committee to ACTEC’s Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute. 

Active in the American Bar Association (ABA), Steve has held leadership roles in the ABA’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, including: Chair of the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group, as well as Chair of that Group’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Committee; Section Liaison to the ABA Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee; and several administrative Committees in the Section. Steve is a national lecturer and author. He authors the treatise, Estate and Trust Litigation, and is the editor and contributing author of The New Jersey Estate Planning Manual and New Jersey Probate Procedures Manual. In 2017, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education honored him with the Distinguished Service Award. Steve earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. 

Along with his service to the legal profession, Steve remains active in various charitable and community organizations, including the Philly Pops Board, the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation Board, the Loyola Executive Council and the Barbelin Society of St. Joseph’s University, the Chevaliers du Tastevin, and the Knights of Columbus. In 2017, Steve received the Excalibur Award from the Bishop Eustace Preparatory School Alumni Association, recognizing his lifetime achievement in civic, religious, humanitarian, and professional endeavors.

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