Union Judge Grispin Honored at Retirement Ceremony

New Jersey Sen. Nicholas Scutari, left, and Union County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Grispin, right, at Grispin’s retirement ceremony on Sept. 7, 2018.

Union County Superior Court Judge Kenneth J. Grispin, the vicinage’s president civil judge, was the subject of a New Jersey Senate resolution marking his retirement after 10 years on the bench, according to a release from state Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari, D-Union. Grispin was presented with the resolution at a retirement ceremony on Sept. 7. Grispin was appointed in 2008 and tenured in 2015. “Judge Grispin has distinguished his lifelong career with a consistent, continual demonstration of an uncommon degree of dedication and determination,” Scutari said in a statement. “Those qualities, combined with his singular wisdom, have earned him the respect and admiration of his peers, his colleagues and our state as a whole. … Within all the spheres of his life and work, Judge Grispin established a model to emulate and set a standard of excellence toward which others might strive.” Grispin graduated from Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School-Newark. He first practiced as an associate at Read, Leib, Shear and Kraus in Scotch Plains in 1973, later becoming partner at the renamed firm, Read, Leib, Kraus & Grispin. He also practiced in the Union County Public Defender’s Office before his appointment to the bench.


Fox Rothschild’s Hampton Joins CASA Board

Elizabeth Hampton

Elizabeth Hampton, a partner in the Princeton office of Fox Rothschild, was appointed to the board of trustees for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties. CASA is a nonprofit organization aimed at ensuring the emotional, physical and educational wellbeing of children residing in foster homes. Hampton started her two year term in August. Her role is to garner support and encourage volunteering for the program. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges in the state Superior Court’s Family Part and tasked with advocating for the best interests of the children. So far this year, the program has provided aid to 152 new children, according to a firm release. Hampton’s practice includes a range of business-related litigation.