The Supreme Court of New Jersey has appointed Anthony R. La Ratta, partner with the law firm of Archer & Greiner P.C., to the Court’s District IV Ethics Committee, which handles complaints regarding attorney ethics in Camden and Gloucester Counties.
La Ratta’s appointment is for a four-year term on the Committee, one of 18 district committees established by the Supreme Court to investigate and prosecute ethics cases involving New Jersey attorneys in a particular area. Members serve as volunteers and perform a number of duties, including investigating grievances and serving on panels to hear formal complaints when lodged based on initial investigation. The committees are supported and overseen by the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE). Any recommended sanction is reviewed by the Court’s Disciplinary Review Board, with final discipline imposed by the Court.
A resident of Washington Township in Gloucester County, LaRatta is based in Archer & Greiner’s Haddonfield office, where he concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on probate matters, estates, trusts, guardianships and fiduciaries.
He has represented institutions and individuals in a variety of contexts and has handled cases involving will contests, undue influence, diminished capacity and accountings of estates and trusts. He is a court-approved mediator for New Jersey probate cases. In addition to his District Ethics Committee position, La Ratta’s extensive civic involvement includes having served as President of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey (EFPCSNJ).