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Lester E. Taylor III
Partner

Lester Taylor is a Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader and chairs the firm’s education practice group focusing on representing boards of education in matters related to general counsel services, special education, litigation, labor, employment, and workers’ compensation.

Lester has represented state, county, and municipal public entities. He has significant experience in all facets of education law and has represented a number of urban and suburban school districts throughout New Jersey. Lester presently represents the Camden City School District, Phillipsburg School District, Warren County Special Services School District, Jersey City Board of Education, West New York Board of Education, Willingboro Board of Education, and Neptune Board of Education. In addition, he represents a number of municipalities including Trenton and Paterson in litigation related matters and housing authorities including Long Branch, Asbury Park, Middletown, Phillipsburg, and Newark.

While in law school, Lester served as a legislative associate for Dominion, a fully integrated electric and natural gas utility company, in its Washington, D.C. government affairs office. Following graduation from law school, Lester served as a law clerk to the Honorable Zinora M. Mitchell-Rankin, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He then worked as an associate at a law firm in Newark, New Jersey in the areas of general civil and criminal litigation, with a focus on representing local boards of education and other public entities.

Lester serves as Mayor of the City of East Orange, New Jersey. He also serves as a Trustee for the Northern Region of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys, and was named in the August 2010 New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in the entire state of New Jersey. Mr. Taylor has received numerous awards and recognition from various civic organizations and often volunteers his time speaking with students on the importance of education and developing leadership skills. Lester frequently attends legal seminars to stay abreast of changes in the law.


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