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Duane Morris Partner Sheila Wiggins Named in New Jersey Law Journal's '40 Under 40' List

August 8, 2008

NEWARK, August 8, 2008 - Duane Morris is pleased to announce that Sheila Raftery Wiggins, a partner in the Trial Practice Group in the firm's Newark office, has been named one of the New Jersey Law Journal's 2008 "40 Under 40" based on her professional achievements. Wiggins will be featured in a special magazine supplement published by the New Jersey Law Journal on August 11.

The New Jersey Law Journal's "40 Under 40" list consists of young lawyers who have demonstrated leadership within their firms, have presented strong trial, appellate or transactional work, and who show an involvement in pro bono work and other volunteer activities.

Wiggins joined Duane Morris in February 2003 and was named a partner in January 2008. She concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, handling matters involving complex commercial disputes, mortgage and banking fraud, employment law defense, attorney ethics investigations, bankruptcy litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. She has extensive experience representing clients before state and federal trial courts, on appeal, and at arbitration hearings and mediations.

Wiggins is active in legal, community and civic organizations, including the Supreme Court of New Jersey District V-A Ethics Committee, The Women Advocate Committee of the American Bar Association and the Women's Law Caucus Mentoring Program of Temple University Beasley School of Law. She serves on the Board of Directors of Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, which supports classical musicians in the New York metropolitan area. She is also a member of the Civil Bench Bar, Civil Litigation, and Law and Employment sections of the Essex County Bar Association and a member of the Professional Responsibility, Women in the Profession and Labor and Employment sections of the Philadelphia County Bar Association. Wiggins participates in the firm's pro bono representation of veterans through the National Veterans Legal Services program, and provides mentoring to women associates in the firm.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Wiggins is a 1998 graduate of Temple University School of Law, where she was business editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, and where she competed in regional and national competitions as a member of Temple's Negotiation Team. She graduated with a B.A. in 1995 from Binghamton University.

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