Raymond Londa ’64 Is NJ State Bar Foundation Medal of Honor Award Recipient
In recognition of his almost five decades of distinguished practice and commitment to fostering professionalism in the law, Raymond S. Londa, Rutgers School of Law–Newark Class of 1964, will receive the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s highest award, the Medal of Honor. The award will be presented at the Foundation’s Annual Medal of Honor Awards Reception on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the New Jersey Law Center.
“I am humbled to be associated with other recipients of this award whom I admire and respect,” Londa said. His co-Medal of Honor awardee is Justice Helen Hoens, about whom he said, “Anyone would be proud to share such an honor.”
Raymond Londa began his legal career as a clerk to the Honorable Milton A. Feller, Superior Court, Union County, while also joining his father, Abram D. Londa, in private practice. He went on to serve as Assistant Union County Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey, and eventually First Assistant Elizabeth City Attorney. He has been in private practice, as a solo practitioner and currently in partnership with Felice T. Londa, since 1977. He is a fellow of the American Bar Association and a Master of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court.
A former president of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, Londa was the 2008 recipient of the Daniel J. O’Hern Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. His commitment to professionalism is evident in his many efforts on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Union County Bar Association. He also has held several appointments to the Supreme Court of New Jersey most notably the Committee on Character and Fitness, the Professional Responsibility Rules Committee, the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, and the District XII Ethics Committee.
“Ray is highly deserving of the Medal of Honor,” said New Jersey State Bar Foundation president Louis H. Miron in announcing the award. “He has demonstrated an extraordinary level of professional excellence in the practice of law, in his dedication to our profession and in improving New Jersey’s justice system. He has been actively involved with the Foundation for many years and has been personally involved with increasing the public’s appreciation for the law and the image of lawyers and the judiciary overall.”