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Kathryn A. Somerset

Overview

As a homegrown New Jersey resident, Kathryn takes pride in her community and aims to be an integral part of its success. While in law school, she was an active volunteer as a local Mediator, a student representative in the I Dare to Care mentoring program in Camden, New Jersey, and a tutor through the Rutgers University School of Law. In her profession, Kathryn has continued to serve her community as a Young Lawyer Trustee to the Burlington County Bar Association. Kathryn’s desire to assist her community is akin to her professional objective: to serve as a dedicated advocate for her clients.

At an early age, Kathryn was exposed to nursing through her mother, a geriatric nurse and healthcare administrator. It was this initial exposure that ignited her interest in the healthcare profession. Before joining Parker McCay, Kathryn clerked for The Honorable James Den Uyl, J.S.C., who worked as a New Jersey medical malpractice attorney prior to joining the bench. Presently, Kathryn concentrates on medical malpractice and general litigation. In this capacity, she represents local hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians, and other licensed medical personnel in the trial and appellate courts, as well as before the administrative law courts.

Fueled by her devotion to health and well-being, Kathryn became an avid runner in law school. She has since completed four marathons and three half-marathons and continues to enjoy this pastime.

Honors & Awards

  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award

Professional Activities

  • Burlington County Bar Association Young Lawyer Trustee
  • New Jersey Bar Association

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News & Speaking Engagements

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Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable James Den Uyl, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Ocean County, Civil Division, 2015-2016
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Anthony Pugliese, P.J.Cv., New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County, Civil Division, 2014

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2015, Cum Laude)
    • Staff Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • Hunter Moot Court Competitor
    • Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
    • Academic Success Program Tutor
    • President, Women’s Law Caucus
    • Student Lawyer, Rutgers Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (B.A. Literature)
    •  Sigma Tau Delta, National Literature Honors Society

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
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