Mount Laurel, NJ-- Parker McCay shareholder, John C. Gillespie, has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Burlington County Bar Association’s Haines Award, the association’s highest honor. Mr. Gillespie was nominated by his peers for this prestigious award.
The Haines Award was created in honor of the late Judge Haines’ accomplishments as an attorney and judge and is presented to a bar member who best exemplifies the qualities of Judge Haines: personal integrity, devotion to the legal profession and legal scholarship, and dedication to the justice system and the people of Burlington County.
Mr. Gillespie is the Chair of Parker McCay’s Municipal and Government Department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law, governmental defense litigation, land use and tax appeals. Gillespie serves as Municipal Attorney in three municipalities in Burlington County, and has previously served as Township Attorney to four other municipalities in Burlington County. He is Associate Counsel to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities; Treasurer of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys; Third Circuit Regional Vice President of the International Municipal Lawyers Association; and a member of the New Jersey Planning Officials He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice.
Mr. Gillespie resides in Marlton.