Biannually we look to the New Jersey legal community to help us highlight some of its most influential, ascendant or otherwise excellent diverse attorneys. The breadth and depth of the submissions always impress, and the quality of the accomplishments detailed therein never disappoints.

Another element of this project that always seems to exceed expectations—and our expectations have come to be rather high over the years—is the insightfulness of the responses to our questionnaires. We named our winners earlier this year, but to us, the true momentousness of Diverse Attorneys of the Year is when we hear what the honorees have to say, and to share those thoughts with our readers.