After that year Mr. Eliades joined the Sussex County Prosecutors Office as an Assistant Prosecutor where he headed up the entire Juvenile Division and handled select indictable matters. During these years Mr. Eliades was the liaison to all law enforcement in Sussex County for matters involving juveniles. In that role Mr. Eliades conducted dozens of bench trials and had his first criminal jury trial.
Upon leaving the Prosecutors office, Mr. Eliades began the next phase of his career in private practice which started with a prominent law firm in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. In that year Mr. Eliades tried to conclusion his first civil jury trial which resulted in a favorable verdict for his client.
In 1990 Mr. Eliades returned to Sussex County and joined another well respected firm in Sparta where he soon became a partner and practiced for 18 years. During those years Mr. Eliades successfully handled personal injury matters, criminal cases, contract disputes, workers compensations cases, domestic violence cases and a growing number of family law matters. These years were invaluable as Mr. Eliades had an opportunity to try many jury and bench trials in all these areas of the law. With the passage of time however Mr. Eliades developed an extensive following of family law clients, those people either suffering from domestic violence or charged with domestic violence and individuals charged with crimes.
In 2012 Mr. Eliades opened up his own firm and took over the Lakeland Bank building in Sparta. The former bank was completely remodeled and represents one of Sussex County’s premiere office spaces. The office was built with an eye towards making the client feel at home in a professional environment and with ample conference rooms to be able to comfortably mediate and arbitrate cases to conclusion. Mr. Eliades works with three other experienced attorneys as they too focus their energies on providing the best representation possible.
Over the course of these many years Mr. Eliades has developed a well-earned reputation as a worthy family law adversary. He is a skilled negotiator that brings to his cases an honest assessment, a unique perspective and philosophy. While vigorously advocating on behalf of his clients he strives to achieve a result that is fair and without incurring unnecessary attorney’s fees.
In May 2014 Mr. Eliades was installed as the 116th President of the New Jersey Bar Association. Mr. Eliades is only the second Sussex County attorney in the history of the association to achieve this honor. At the helm of the largest organized bar association in New Jersey Mr. Eliades has cross crossed the state attending county and specialty bar functions, appeared in Trenton to meet with Legislative leaders to address important legislation, testified before the Assembly and Senate Judiciary committees and argued the NJSBA’s amicus position before the Supreme Court in the matter of Gnall v. Gnall.
During his year Mr. Eliades asked the Board of Trustees to create the Lawyers in Transition committee and the Unmet Legal Needs committee. In its first year the Lawyers in Transition committee has been wildly successful and has assisted countless attorneys navigate their life’s changes. The Unmet Legal Needs committee is a prestigious array of talented lawyers and scholars. Chaired by former Supreme Court Justices Virginia Long and Helen Hoens the committee is charged with trying to create a commercially viable business model that will help unemployed and underemployed lawyers earn a decent income while simultaneously serving a segment of our population that needs legal services at a reduced rate.
And finally in an act characteristic of the good charitable work attorneys perform every day, Mr. Eliades successfully launched Lawyers Feeding New Jersey. Through the generosity of law firms, individual lawyers, judges, and their loved ones, over 300,000 meals were provided to people in our state who are hungry.
This experience as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association has established Mr. Eliades as one of the preeminent attorneys in our state.
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