"Intellect, Demeanor And Experience"

  • Thursday, May 31, 2012
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“Intellect, Demeanor And Experience”
Voices From Across New Jersey Agree, Bruce Harris Is Supremely Qualified To Sit On The New Jersey Supreme Court


 “Having worked with Bruce Harris at Riker Danzig for over 12 years, I came to know Bruce as an accomplished lawyer with a sharp legal mind and common sense approach to the law. I firmly believe that Bruce’s intellect, demeanor and experience – both personal and professional – will be extraordinary additions to New Jersey’s highest court.

“During my many years working closely with him at Riker Danzig, I not only saw Bruce’s ability to manage complex legal transactions, but also saw his unique ability to bring people together and deal with issues in a practical, principled manner. I have no doubt that those same qualities will serve New Jersey extremely well with Bruce on the Supreme Court.” – Mark Rattner
Counsel, Riker Danzig

"I have known Bruce for almost 18 years as a colleague, a client, and a friend.   As an attorney, he has the rare ability to counsel clients in complex financial and business transactions, paying attention to every detail of the deal while never losing sight of the larger picture.   He employs the same techniques to governing:   first as a councilman and now Mayor in the Borough of Chatham.   Bruce is thorough, inquisitive, and insightful in every task that he undertakes.   I believe that these are essential skills of an appellate justice and would serve him extremely well if appointed to our State's highest Court."  
–  James L. Lott, Jr.
Partner - Government Affairs Practice Group
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti



“I have known Bruce and have worked with him for over 15 years. Together, we have worked on many important projects for the benefit of New Jersey governmental entities and not-for-profit corporations. 

“You already know that Bruce has impeccable academic credentials.  In addition, and more importantly, Bruce possesses the highest degree of professional and personal integrity.  I have always found him to be a zealous advocate for his clients and at the same time fair, reasonable and respectful of all transaction participants.  As a public finance attorney, Bruce is required to be expert in constitutional law, statutory interpretation, securities law, tax, contracts, commercial law, real estate and a host of other disciplines.

“His career as a public finance attorney, coupled with his even temperament and high integrity, provide Bruce Harris with the skill set and real world experience needed in order to craft solutions to the complex legal questions and issues faced by the New Jersey Supreme Court. “
– Chuck Toto
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

“My practice area is devoted primarily to serving as bond counsel for various bond issuers in the State of New Jersey. During the over 30 years I have been engaged in that practice, I have worked with most of the top attorneys around the State who are involved in public finance transactions. I have worked with Bruce Harris on a number of such transactions.

“Bruce Harris is one of those attorneys that has always stood out in my memory as being very professional to deal with and very attentive to the interests of his client. Bruce is very bright and he takes nothing for granted in his review of lengthy and complicated transaction documents. He is extremely thorough and exacting. An important aspect of Bruce is his ability to deal with difficult issues that arise during the course of a matter and to be able to fashion a resolution of the problem.

“Bruce's natural abilities and deep experience in the public finance arena should stand him in good stead to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. It is my honor to provide my support for Bruce's nomination to the State Supreme Court.”
Bernard S. Davis
Wolff & Samson PC



“I have known Bruce Harris since 1994, when I joined Riker Danzig’s commercial litigation group. His intelligence, integrity, judgment and work ethic are first rate.  These are some of the most important qualities of a Justice.

“Having tried cases, argued motions, pursued preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders and argued appeals in the courts of this state for the past 18 years, I know that Bruce possesses the legal intellect, common sense, dedication and sense of fairness necessary to serve with distinction on the Supreme Court.  

“Some of the finest Judges whom I have appeared before did not come to the bench with a litigation background.  Rather, what qualified these individuals to serve on the bench was their intellect, fairness and judgment – qualities that Bruce possesses in abundance.  I firmly believe that Bruce will make an excellent Justice.”
Edwin F. Chociey, Jr.
Partner, Riker Danzig

“I have known Bruce Harris for over 15 years and have served with him on the Chatham Borough Governing Body, Environmental Commission, Planning Board and Open Space Advisory Committee, as well as the Morris County Open Space and Farmland Trust Fund Committee. He has always impressed me with his work ethic, fairness, logic and attention to detail. I know he will make an impressive addition to New Jersey’s Supreme Court.”
Richard Plambeck
Former Mayor of Chatham Borough



“I have worked with Bruce for over seven years. I have observed Bruce approach all issues with a clear and balanced thought process. His analysis of issues shows a thoughtful and keen intellect which continues to be a hallmark of his approach to all the problems that society faces today.”
James J Collander
Chatham Borough Council President


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