CLINTON TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon County Bar Association has named Diana N. Fredericks its new president.

Fredericks was awarded the honor at a Sept. 14 event at Beaver Brook Country Club.

The HCBA is a professional association of attorneys, judges, law clerks and associate members who practice and/or live in Hunterdon.

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Fredericks was sworn to the post by the Hon. Thomas Dilts, a retired Superior Court judge who served a 20-year term in the Family Division in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage.

Fredericks received her law degree from Rutgers School of Law. After receiving her law degree, she served as law clerk to Judge Dilts who was then the Presiding Judge of the Family Part for Vicinage XIII. 

Fredericks began her legal career as a state Deputy Attorney General. She is currently a partner with Gebhardt & Kiefer, working with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, property settlement agreements, domestic violence and palimony.

Fredericks is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the New York State Bar.

Fredericks also serves as an adjunct professor at Raritan Valley Community College. She is a member of the state Bar Association (NJSBA), the NJSBA Young Lawyers & Family Law Sections, and one of only ten attorneys statewide to be named to the NJSBA Leadership Academy class of fellows for 2016 - 2017. 

During the installation dinner, Therese Hooper Thompson was honored by her colleagues for her conduct, character and commitment to the profession and her clients as she was awarded the 2016 Professionalism Award. 

Thompson, who also holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing, also received her law degree from Rutgers. She has her own law office in Clinton concentrating in matrimonial family law including divorce, custody, alimony, Marital Settlement Agreements and adoption.  She is a trained mediator, a collaborative attorney and a parent coordinator.

Other officers and trustees installed during the Installation Dinner include President Elect, Daniel B. Tune; Vice President, John J. Burke, III; Treasurer, Kasia Zielinski; Secretary, Anthony E. Koester; and Trustees Immediate Past President Haekyoung Suh and Mary Ann Bauer, Michelle Cresti, Todd Bolig, Patrick Heller, John H. Rittley, and Christopher J. Trofimov.

For more information about HCBA, visit its website.