ROSALIND WESTLAKE, ESQ. - Sole Member
I received my Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law - Newark in 1991. My Bachelor of Arts degree is from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. After graduating from law school, I held a judicial clerkship position with the Hon. C. Judson Hamlin, P.J. Ch., (ret.) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County until September of 1992. I started my own practice in 2010. In 2013, Christina F. Emerson, Esq., joined me as "of Counsel" to the firm.
I have been a member of the bar of the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Federal District Court of New Jersey since 1991; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals since 1998; and the Supreme Court of the United States since 2001.
After my judicial clerkship, I joined the law firm of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, PC in the fall of 1992; first as an associate, then as senior associate in 2000 and partner in 2003. During my tenure with Borrus, Goldin, Foley, et als., I had the opportunity to hone my skills under the tutelage of the partners at one of the premier law firms in central New Jersey. My practice ranged from land use and planning to commercial and residential real estate transactions; from estate planning to asset sales and purchases; from prosecuting and defending in municipal court to business entity formation and corporate governance.
Public service has always been an important part of my legal career. I served as First Alternate Municipal Prosecutor for East Windsor Township from 1997 through 2004 and was the Planning Board Attorney for Milltown Borough from 2009 through 2012. I acted as one of the three Municipal Prosecutors for Edison Township for four years. I also serve as a member of the Planning Board in my home town of Delaware Township. From 2001 through 2006, I was a member of the Board of Trustees for CASA of Mercer County, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy on behalf of children in the foster care system.
As Program Director, since 1999, of the Joseph Halpern-David Furman Inn of Court chapter of the American Inns of Court, I have the opportunity to mentor young lawyers in the practice of law with professionalism, ethics and courtesy. I also serve as an Advisory Board Member of SageGirl, dedicated to the development of independence and personal responsibility in today's youth.
I live in Stockton with my husband, Steven and our four cats, Sam, Zoe, Wendy, and Oliver. Steve and I love to travel and enjoy Porsche Club competition car racing, cross country motorcycling, as well as participating in summer and winter outdoor sports.