Berkeley Heights, NJ (February 10, 2020) – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP (WSHB) is pleased to announce that Kelly Waters, Managing Partner of the firm's New Jersey office, has been named one of New Jersey's 2020 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal. Ms. Waters' inclusion in this list is a testament to the outstanding contributions she has made to the state of New Jersey, both in the legal field and in the community.
The 2020 top 50 women will be honored during a special awards reception and ceremony on September 21, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873. As an accompaniment to the event, a special publication will be made available highlighting each winner.
Kelly Waters has more than 25 years of experience successfully defending complex litigation matters. She is the lawyer to whom general counsel and claims professionals turn to when they face a “bet the company” lawsuit. Ms. Waters' practice includes trying cases to verdict in state and federal court in New Jersey. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Ms. Waters serves as a Municipal Court Judge in the Townships of Union and Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Ms. Waters is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to 3,500 fellows. For more than 20 years, she served as a Trustee for the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is one of the Founders of the Women on the Move Luncheon which raises money to fund research and provide services for people diagnosed with MS. She is a founder and the former President of the Board of Directors of the Vanguard Theater Company, a community theater located in New Jersey dedicated to bringing diversity to the stage. Ms. Waters is also a member of the Ad Hoc Committee advising the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs.
NJBIZ produces a weekly print edition with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies, as well as providing 24/7 business news coverage through its NJBIZ.com website and multiple daily e-newsletters. The publication, founded in 1987 and based in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, is also well-known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals